“When we want mood experiences, we go to concerts or museums.” ― Robert McKee, Screenwriter
There was a serene mood at the Bowers Museum this week as Kofu Bonsai Kai put on its annual display of bonsai trees in the John M. Lee Court. Kofu Kai was the first club I joined when I got back into bonsai two years go. Like last year, I do not have a tree in this exhibit. Like last year, I'm hoping that by this time next year, I'll have something worth displaying. For now, all I can do is share photos of the work of others. Here's my Flikr album of the 28 tree show.
Here are a few of my more unorthodox shots.
This striking California juniper looks a bit distorted from this angle.
I loved this hollowed out old bougainvillea. It's hard to pick favorites at a good show like Kofu Kai's Bowers Museum Show, but this one really captured my imagination.
This is, I assume, a grafted shimpaku. It's not meant to be viewed from this angle, but from here you can really see the skill and time that went into designing this tree.