Mostly familiar faces at April’s Bonsai Chat here at Willowbog Bonsai last Saturday, the 7th.
Guys just chewing the fat, were we chatting about bonsai ? I cannot really recall, but probably !
Looking for something on John G’s phone, in the foreground Antony actually seems to be getting ready to do something constructive.
Meanwhile in the studio a gathering of lady bonsaists, arranged around Caz in a clockwise direction we have, Margaret, Christine and Kate.
We are fortunate to have so many lady enthusiasts patronise the nursery, after all, it does tend to be a male dominated pastime.
Caz making some point by using the whiteboard. A word about Kate in the pink, she travelled down from Edinburgh just for the day , something in excess of a two hour trip in each direction and was rewarded with a puncture half way home ! bad luck that woman ! She has been coming to Willowbog Bonsai for many years now, attending various workshops, notably with Marc Noelanders when he was a regular here, would that more enthusiasts had that sort of commitment.
On the left here another denizen of that fair Scottish city, Martyn, a true Willowbogger, as is John H. seated, and as always quietly working away on a tree.
Obviously enjoying himself.
The G-man, behind the camera, must have said something !
Two young men hard at it , Scott and Sam repotting one of the new bits of nursery yew raw material , thanks guys !
You would almost think that they actually knew what they were doing !
Somebody very much not hard at it ! Tyke is Caz’s Border terrier and pretty much does his ” Bibb ” impression just by being here !
The tokonoma display for ‘ Chat ‘
The Willowbog Collection flowering cherry, not quite at it’s best yet.
In a new and a possibly temporary and possibly permanent pot as I needed it’s original container for a customer’s bonsai, the sacrifices I make !
A wee ceramic field mouse beside the moss.
And finally in the side alcove one of my favourite bits from our ceramic collection, the African lady .
My thanks to Peter G. for remembering to take photos when I manifestly did not, another good day at Willowbog Bonsai.