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Jay

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Thanksgiving Thoughts
« on: November 29, 2013, 08:18 AM »
Well it is the day after Thanksgiving and all is well. I've been sitting in the living room and thinking of the many things I'm thankful for. As I look out the windows at this beautiful winter morn I see the ground covered in snow and trees swaying with their white coat. I realize that partial do to Bonsai I have a far greater appreciation of Nature and the landscape around me.
Of course I'mm thankful for family...friends and relatively good health. I'm also thankful for all those here that are joining me in the journey we all call Bonsai.

That's my sappy thoughts...whats yours?

Jay
 

Sorce

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Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 08:34 AM »
 I believe....

Bonsai is like LSD or Mushrooms in that it makes you see the world with different eyes.  It removes the "static" state of the landscape because you can see the past and future, because you are now looking for it.

Jay, how did your 2 cents turn to sap? lol

Happy Sappy Holidays.

Sorce
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 01:14 PM »
Glad to see this post, Jay. We should all take time to pause and note what we are thankful for this time of year especially. The other day I was sifting soil ingredients and probably due to the fact of how boring it is, my thoughts wandered. I thought about the ties between bonsai and nature in general. It's kind of amazing that no matter how we care for the trees all summer, they still shed all the leaves and appear to be dead all winter, only to magically spring, ( pun intended ), forth with new life as days warm. Seems silly, I know, but just another thing we take for granted, I guess. Bonsai is like nature in your face, and I love it!
 

fibonaccifemme

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Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 08:42 PM »
Sorce,

I am SO grateful for your post.

Among my friends, for the last, I don't know, about 40 years, Thanksgiving has been one of our traditional times for tripping together. We often rent a place on the coast, stock it well and luxuriate in the surroundings and the company of our families.
We are mostly horticulturists, botanists and gardeners, happy to be hiking and marveling that we can, as you say, "see the past and the future because we are now looking for it."

Thanks from us for your well crafted insights.



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Re: Thanksgiving Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 07:14 AM »
Wow, Fib.
These friends must be excellently close. I only advocate this experience among such friends.

  I think its amazing that BONSAI gives us this insight too.

Sincere love, sincere Thanks.

Sorce