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Jay

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MABS
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:38 PM »
In a month the Mid Atlantic Bonsai Societies , MABS, will hold their yearly event. This year it is in Harrisburg Pa. From April 19 through 21.
I plan on being in the area and attending  Saturday (I will not be there for the dinner).
Are there any other forum members planning on attending?

Two of the vendors are our own Bill Valavanis And Dale Cochoy

Sooooo, are you going?

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 08:44 PM »
I will be there representing the Hartford club.
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 07:10 AM »
Great! Looking forward to seeing you again.
So, has your club picked it's trees yet, and are any of them yours?
I'd love to see that lovely little Red Pine of yours again.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 07:46 AM »
Jay, no the meeting got cancelled for snow. I won't have any trees in the show, we are a bit overpacked due to the collapse of our conifer house this winter. A few of the trees I would have shown had mind damage, but a year or two and they will be fine.

The red pine is in California, it may be put forward for Portland in October, we will see.

See you in a few weeks.
 

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Re: MABS
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 07:50 AM »
John... understandable. Look forward to seeing you, and any others that I know.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 09:43 AM »
I'll be in the area.  Trying to get over for the first day if possible.
 

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Re: MABS
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 08:02 PM »
  A few of the trees I would have shown had mind damage,  ...

Howd that happen, full contact tackle bonsaiball

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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 08:18 PM »
We had 3+ feet of snow in less than 18 hours. I was down with a serious respiratory illness. We couldn't keep up and the weight of snow crushed the metal structure and wood bracing. Broke trunks, branches and a few Yamaaki pots. So while humorous to those in San Diego, was tough here. Mind should have been minor without auto correct.
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 09:01 PM »
John... I understand. Life in the northeast has it challenges but I've yet to see a Larch come out of Southern California ....
The storms this winter have damaged many a grower. Hope you and your trees recover quickly.
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Re: MABS
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 09:17 PM »
Jay, no the meeting got cancelled for snow. I won't have any trees in the show, we are a bit overpacked due to the collapse of our conifer house this winter. A few of the trees I would have shown had mind damage, but a year or two and they will be fine.

The red pine is in California, it may be put forward for Portland in October, we will see.

See you in a few weeks.

Nice to see that you may be putting your red pine in the Artisans Cup in October.  You had mentioned earlier that because you were not Japanese trained you were not going to enter a tree.  Not sure what that had to do with it but I'm glad you are thinking about sending a tree to Portland.
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 09:22 PM »
Oh my goodness!

 John, I hope you completely recover from your illness.  The trees can't recover unless you do first.  Take care of yourself.

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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 07:47 AM »
That photo says it all.  Wishing you a speedy recovery, and the trees as well.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 01:24 PM »
John,

Get well soon. God forbid we get that much snow. We had five feet three winters ago. I worried about the roof on the house collapsing--building codes down here don't take that much snow load into account.

God speed your recovery and rebuilding.
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2013, 01:38 PM »
Sorry for your losses John!  Hope you're feeling better!!  I can relate, I just got out last night from a week in the hospital for a
really bad case of viral gastroenteritis. I was really sick, yuck!  But, I couldn't open my overwintering house during the daytime, so everything is blooming and it's 35F out. (Plus the 2 immed. prior wks away on vacation of the same conditions).  Exciting times lol  Your house pic looks like it made things even more stressful for you, my best out to ya bud.
Chris
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 05:01 PM »
Lete know I you need a hand John.  I'll be at the show and in the area to work at Bill's 40 Anniversary event on the 23rd.  Come one come all  ;D.