Author Topic: Winter Silhouettes  (Read 9706 times)

JRob

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 608
  • Thanked: 3 times
Winter Silhouettes
« on: December 03, 2010, 01:12 PM »
Good Afternoon All,

Sitting here at work eating my lunch and thinking about bonsai I was day dreaming about my trees in their winter silhouettes.

What does everyone think of a thread posting pictures of some of our trees in their winter silhouettes? I do not think I've seen a thread on this forum that has explored that concept.  It could be both interesting, informative and fun. Maybe we could all post some pictures this weekend. Do I have any takers?

JRob
 

MatsuBonsai

  • John Callaway
  • Administrator
  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
  • Thanked: 6 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 01:38 PM »
Sounds like a great idea.  I don't have a lot of deciduous trees, but I'll try to get something to post.
 

Jerry Norbury

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 321
  • Thanked: 1 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 04:47 PM »
I have quite a few photos of my shohin - just managed to get them done between the leaves falling and the snow!

Wych Elm (Ulmus Glabra x ) - from collected seedling

Field Maple (Acer Campestre) - from collected urban yamadori

Korean Hornbeam

Chinese Ash
« Last Edit: December 03, 2010, 04:50 PM by Jerry Norbury »
 

Jerry Norbury

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 321
  • Thanked: 1 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 04:52 PM »
These are:

Chinese Ash

Chinese Ash

Korean Hornbeam

Cork bark elm
 

Jerry Norbury

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 321
  • Thanked: 1 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 04:54 PM »
Korean Hornbeam

 

Zach Smith

  • Jr. Forum Member
  • **
  • Posts: 81
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 05:21 PM »
These are:

Chinese Ash

Chinese Ash

Korean Hornbeam

Cork bark elm
Very fine trees, Jerry.  I'd recommend getting the moss off that cork bark elm's trunk.

Zach
 

MatsuBonsai

  • John Callaway
  • Administrator
  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
  • Thanked: 6 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 04:07 PM »
Great looking trees, Jerry.  Looking forward to more shots from other folks, too. 

It's just been brutally cold the last few days.  I'll try to get out and take some shots next time I'm home during daylight hours.
 

JRob

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 608
  • Thanked: 3 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 07:31 PM »
As will I. 18 degrees this morning. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! We due for our first significant winter mix this weekend. Off friday. I'll try to post some pictures then as well.

JRob
 

Jay

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 472
  • Thanked: 2 times
  • USDA zone 4 Northern Vermont
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 05:57 AM »
Jerry, love those pictures. This morning I am looking at about 10 inches of the white stuff. As for temps, we will be in the low single digits by Thurs night.

I will try and post a pix or two also later this week.

All be well
J
 

Mike Pollock

  • Jr. Forum Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Thanked: 1 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 10:53 AM »
Here are a few.  

This month's tree of the month nekkid, a korean hornbeam forest created by Colin Lewis at the MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies' festival around  5 or 6 years ago, and a honeysuckle I collected 7 or 8 years ago.

Love seeing these trees at this time of the year. Think we can convince Bill Valavanis to move his National Exhibitions to Late Winter?

Mike
« Last Edit: December 07, 2010, 10:59 AM by Mike Pollock »
 

MatsuBonsai

  • John Callaway
  • Administrator
  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1398
  • Thanked: 6 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 10:57 AM »
Love seeing these trees at this time of the year. Think we can convince Bill Valavanis to move his National Exhibitions to Late Winter?

+1
 

JRob

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 608
  • Thanked: 3 times
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 03:04 PM »
Mike,

Who is the potter on the tree of the month and the honeysuckle?

JRob
 

William N. Valavanis

  • Full Forum Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 146
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2010, 04:18 PM »
I'd love to have the US National Bonsai Exhibition in winter.

Let me know how many people want (and could actually get here) in winter. Normal snowfall is from November (sometimes October) THROUGH late April, sometimes May too. I remember our club's spring show during the second week of May when I also host an Open House in my garden. I was looking out the back door of my studio at 6" of heavy wet snow.... It has actually snowed in Rochester every month of the year! (I hate snow) We have already been plowed out twice today and the day is not over yet...

Our beautiful country is large and diverse that if we wait until the weather "normally" breaks in April, the California trees will have already been trimmed and perhaps leaf cut too, while we are still chipping ice away from coldframes.


Bill
 

Don Blackmond

  • Hero Forum Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 504
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2010, 09:04 PM »
japanese maple
bald cypress
japanese maple clump
another japanese maple clump
 

mcpesq817

  • Sr. Forum Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 250
Re: Winter Silhouettes
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2010, 09:14 AM »
Here are a few.  

This month's tree of the month nekkid, a korean hornbeam forest created by Colin Lewis at the MidAtlantic Bonsai Societies' festival around  5 or 6 years ago, and a honeysuckle I collected 7 or 8 years ago.

Love seeing these trees at this time of the year. Think we can convince Bill Valavanis to move his National Exhibitions to Late Winter?

Mike

Your hornbeam that won the tree of the month contest is absolutely spectacular.  It has a very natural feeling to it, and it's one of my favorite hornbeams, if not deciduous trees, that I've seen.  Thanks very much for sharing.