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Post  William N. Valavanis on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:02 am

I've created a few beautiful bonsai during the past half century, but here is what I'm most proud of!

It's NOT the one in the center....

Oh, and I did have some excellent help, could not have done it alone.

Bill


1993 Nicholas, Trident maple, Chris



2012 Nicholas, Trident maple, Chris

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Post  fredtruck on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:04 am

Cool. I know the feeling!

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Post  level320 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:56 am



very cool and propper development........you can be proud Very Happy

kind regards
ladi

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Post  marcus watts on Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:43 am

what a nice progression picture. you must be very proud.

has the original chop fully healed over ?

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:55 am

Hi Bill

Lovely tree, and lovely boys...Thanks for sharing.
Please show us the tree without leaves soon.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  leatherback on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:11 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Hi Bill

Lovely tree, and lovely boys...Thanks for sharing.
Please show us the tree without leaves soon.

Kind regards Yvonne

Not sure whether the two outer trees will oose their 'leaves' any time soon.

But all 3 of them great specimens!

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Post  Sakaki on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:07 am

This is the nicest progression I've ever seen Smile
I have 2 boys (2,5 yo. & 9 yo.), may I get inspired by your progression? Smile

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:46 am

All three are great!!

Just in case you see this Mr.Valavanis, did the younger boy grow to be the taller ?
I ask because my younger brother is the taller by 1.5 inches.
Just curious.
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Post  Salva on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:32 pm

FANTASTIC EVO..........CONGRAT...

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Post  MikeG on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:45 pm

What a great spin on a progression post. Be awesome to have those two pics framed and hanging side by side somewhere prominent. Great job all around!

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Post  William N. Valavanis on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:49 pm

Glad you liked the two photos!

All the developmental photos and instructive information on the Trident Maple development (not my boys) will be in my forthcoming new commemorative album.

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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:54 pm

That was a project well worth the effort!

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:05 pm

great photos, deep with special meaning! before you know it you'll have the same tree surrounded by grand children. thanks for sharing something of your family and your passion ( and both! ) Smile

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Post  Yura Blazhenkin on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:37 pm

Class, excellent picture over time.

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Post  rockm on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Best progression photo I've seen in a while. Congratulations!

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Post  JimLewis on Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:19 pm

Goodness! How they've grown! Good job, Bill.

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Post  Tony on Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:20 pm

Great stuff Bill I bet the boys (like mine) are taller than you.

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Post  Gary Swiech on Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:14 pm

The boys have grown up!

So did mine. Smile

Nice trident Bill. Now I know why you were able to donate that one beautiful trident to The Chicago Botanical Gardens years ago.

Nice progression Bill.

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Post  siriwatn on Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:55 pm

Very very good.

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Post  Neil-Dellinger on Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Bill,
I have had the pleasure of meeting your son Chris, a very polite and helpful young man. I have also finally had the pleasure of seeing this tree during a visit to your garden. Which was an educational and inspiring trip!

Now, the only problem I have, is that I am confused, as I could have sworn you were just now turning 45?! You must've just been out of high school when you had these two?! You have the energy of a 20 year old....or so it seems.

Thanks for sharing Bill! I cannot wait to have the same fun comparison when my 2 boys are grown.

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Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:20 pm

Now that I have a daughter, I fully understand! Very cool indeed!

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Post  capo_regime on Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:52 pm

What a magnificient progression photo. This one as a deep sense of the relation between time and bonsai.

Congratulations.

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Post  bumblebee on Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:14 pm

3 very handsome specimens to be sure!

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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:05 pm

Great shots of the Trident and your kids. I actually thought about the idea of kids and a bonsai in a picture before this post, but unfortunately none of my kids are interested in bonsai. And ofcourse, I am not sure if my trees will survive long enough.

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Post  misfit1 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:53 pm

Great progression, Bill! I have two boys as well; a 4 yr old and 1 yr old. I have to agree with you that, as much as I love bonsai, there isn't a tree and never will be that can compare. Smile Time will tell, though, if they'll develop daddy's affinity for little trees.

Thanks for sharing.

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