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Sorce

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2014, 08:33 PM »
Wow that does work!

And backing up Shim in the Nut house.

I second M. Frary.

But.... Would rather be here!

C'mon lurkers.! 

 

Anthony

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 09:08 PM »
Family came avisiting.
Good Day
Anthony
 

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2014, 05:56 AM »
Wow that does work!

And backing up Shim in the Nut house.

I second M. Frary.

But.... Would rather be here!

C'mon lurkers.! 

then let's start with us dude, lets post and reply to eachothers threads. Even if the old guard sees our posts as mickey mousing around....which is why I think they don't post replies to our threads so often...I'm not prepared to move to the nut house and deal with BS every day just because i post my trees and they don't agree with me...I have enough stress every day as it is...is my wife safe when she's alone at home, is my house secured enough, am i working hard enough to outshine the other people i work with that don't deserve the job but got it just because of their ethnic background, so that I can make a decent living for my family.... Bonsai brings me peace and I want to have that same peace on the net when i talk to other people about bonsai

kind regards
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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2014, 06:19 AM »
Good Morning ( here ) Herman. Evening? There?

Ok. I gotta start with agreeing about the BS. And outshining everyone at work! ;)
I read the post that brings truth to what you told Adair about N....wow! Get it..N.lol
Sounds like one of those people you cant outshine cuz their BS "approach grafts" their nose to boss' anus, like the moon, just reflecting your shine.

Anyway......

I am happy i switched my soil mix to account for my ten hour work days, cuz those are now 12-14 hour work days! Ironworkin again...thinking about designing a collecting shovel, plenty of free copper scrap!, and on a lookout for material at the sites. I think the Dog bowl shaped plastic protectors for steel pipe ends would make great free training pots. And the $, doubled my income, maybe my own garden soon! ;D

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2014, 07:13 AM »
  There is great information to be had on all of these sites and since there is no club near me and my library only has one book on bonsai so these bonsai forums and the internet in general are really the only sources of information for me.
  Although last weekend I went to a bonsai show a couple hundred miles away and got to see some bonsai in person. Oh yeah. I was invited by Vance Wood and spent a day and a half with him in his booth. One of the nicest guys you could hope to meet. One of the greatest experiences of my 50 years.
 

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2014, 01:31 PM »
I have been here for five years plugging along trying to be helpful. I have found myself getting cranky, thus less interested in trying to provide input to the nearly annual spate of new second year experts.

I work, commute, work on Bonsai. I have a number of real friends who are passionate about Bonsai. Some I have met here and we carry on doing Bonsai here or on the West Coast. That is why I keep coming back and trying to help, and I have learned a lot a well. Having someone like Boon or Bill Valvanis pop in and provide help is priceless.
 

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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2014, 02:31 PM »
John, Shimsuki is so excited to be going to Yale for his Master's Degree. He has been frequenting the New Haven web site and is excited about attending their meetings when he gets to the east coast. Having him home for the first summer in a couple of years has been great. The trees and the land scape are singing for joy with all the constant attention. He is having 16 yards of mulch delivered next week to put down in the gardens. Life is good. On this forum your advice and encouragement when we began our bonsai journey in the fall of 2008 was very much appreciated. Have a fun time next weekend. If I remember correctly you Conn. Club has a show and we'll be in Nashville with the gang. JRob.
 

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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2014, 04:38 PM »
John, please continue to post here and encourage us 40 year not so experts!

Seriously, your experience and insight is invaluable. I feel my bonsai life has been enriched, largely due to your influence.
 

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« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2014, 05:04 PM »
I concur with Adair, I have missed the element that was here when I joined of the more experienced people sharing their trees and talking about them.  I learned a lot just reading and watching.  And if they had something to say about my trees, then it was really terrific to have such experts guiding and helping. 

I know John has helped me out, and there are others, but I don't see them much here anymore. 
 

Anthony

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2014, 06:50 PM »
Folks,

as tactfully as I can put it - no one enjoys being a source of information on a forum .
Bonsai binds through - friendship.

So if I knew John better, I would ask my brother-in-law if an invitation to come down and stay at the guest house on our Eastern seacoast, could be offered.
All John [ family ] would need is a rented car to travel around and food. He could stay up to 6 months as a North American visa is allowed, and this is why the house was built. To allow painters / sculptors or pthers a chance to recharge, or in John's case to say thank you for his efforts.

I have watched this over the years on a good many forums, the one's with the experience, leave after so many years, unappreciated, save by lip or as we say gum bumping.
Good Day
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« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2014, 07:23 PM »
In fairness to John, he post on this forum today. He posts quite a bit on Facebook, he travels a lot on business and on bonsai related matters. He and I have met at Boon's, and have conversed by email.

I have found John quote willing to share his knowledge and experience. Even cigars!
 

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2014, 04:07 PM »
I would like to see more projects from more people. I want to see what people are working on.

Let's put the study back in bonsai study group.
 

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2014, 06:39 PM »
In fairness to John, he post on this forum today. He posts quite a bit on Facebook, he travels a lot on business and on bonsai related matters. He and I have met at Boon's, and have conversed by email.

I have found John quote willing to share his knowledge and experience. Even cigars!

Thats a good shot of John. He could be on Americas Got Talent.
 

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2014, 06:54 PM »
How about you, Al?  Anything exciting in the works you would like to share?
 

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Re: Where is everyone?
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2014, 08:58 PM »
I concur with Adair, I have missed the element that was here when I joined of the more experienced people sharing their trees and talking about them.  I learned a lot just reading and watching.  And if they had something to say about my trees, then it was really terrific to have such experts guiding and helping. 

I feel the same, thanks Judy.