Sunday, September 27, 2015

UPDATE and The Artisans Cup, some of the American Bonsai as seen at exhibit held in the Portland Art Museum

UPDATE: I don't know how it happened, but I didn't really get up today until 9:49 a.m. Best of my memory, I woke up at 6 a.m., but didn't get up other than to get in front of the TV because I really wanted to be awake at 7 a.m. to watch CBS Sunday Morning. I think I watched most of it, dozing now and then. Before it went off, I fell asleep all the way. I don't know what woke me up, but I was hungry, so ate leftover rice with kidney beans and smoked beef sausage slices with leftover Coca Cola from the Subway on Thursday afternoon that I didn't finish when I had my little picnic in the front yard. I feel pretty good. Tomorrow afternoon I have an appointment with the chemo doctor. Wednesday before work I go for the pre-chemo bloodwork. Thursday at 8:30 a.m. I have the chemo appointment for Round Four. I hope my blood counts are where they need to be. Thank you for your continued prayers, love, and concern!

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It's easy to see why this tree had to be all by itself in the foyer to the exhibition room. It's huge compared to the 71 trees listed in the booklet handed to us when we entered the exhibit hall. Here's the info about this tree: Englemann Spruce, exhibited by Ryan Neil, Founder of The Artisans Cup. Species, Picea englemannii; origin, the Cascade Mountains. Estimated age is 350 years; years in training, three.

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Coastal Redwood, exhibited by Bob Shimon. Species, Sequoia sempervirens; origin, Mendocino, California. Estimated age is 100 years; years in training, 18.

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Japanese Maple, exhibited by Ram Lukas. Species, Acer palmatum 'Kashima;' origin, collected landscape tree. Estimated age, 50-60 years; years in training, 10. I cropped it like this because I didn't like all of the light on the leaves from the overhead fixture. I wanted you to be able to see the delicate leaves.

More American bonsai soon.

2 comments:

William Kendall said...

Sleep is good for you. The bonsai trees are beautiful!

leland hanson said...

Great shots! I can't wait to see more.