I have been studying bonsai since 1994, in an ever-increasing obsessive fashion. In our last 5 years prior to moving from Iowa to Alabama pursuing a career in the foodservice industry, my bonsai collection was limited to a few varieties that could survive brutal winters outside, or winters under dim light in the dank basement of our humble duplex...my wife puts up with a lot. Including the trailer hitch I put on our brown 1983 Chrysler New Yorker to pull a U-Haul full of trees to Nashville for a 3-month stop along the career path that led us to Alabama. 12 years later, we no longer have the New Yorker; and not a single one of those trees remain on my bench, having given the last holdout to a new club member this summer. I prefer collecting native trees and buying the classical species used in Japan, feeding organic, and reading everything I can get my hands on.
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5 thoughts on “Happy Sweet 16 to my first “apprentice””
You have a lovely family, she’s a beauty! Best wishes for her on her sweet 16.
Yes they grow up fast. All that time spent together is unfogettable
They do grow up so fast, my baby girl is 17, where did all the time go? We love our little girls, who aren’t so little, any more.
Well done. I have no idea how WeeMac will turn out….and with me guiding the ship?
Happy to see all are in good health, the kids at least!!! Heheheeee……
Give yourself a pat on the back!
Your a Good Dad! Beautiful Family