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Post  Toche on Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:32 pm

Oups ! Embarassed

Excuse me, Khaimraj. Neutral

I thought that you are going to make a bonsai with Petrea volubilis -

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:58 pm

Yes Michel,

I intend to, but can you wait about 5 to 10 years for the image ? Smile
Until.
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Post  Toche on Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:05 pm

Why to be so in a hurry?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:34 pm

Michel,

great sense of humor - Laughing
Stay Well.
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Post  Toche on Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:47 pm

To laugh at oneself is the best subject. Smile

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Post  my nellie on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:56 pm

Being self sarcastic is also some kind of quality and gift.
Some great poets and writers are known for being cynical to themselves.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:58 pm

Michael, Is it safe to presume that the stumps in the pots are living trees?
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Post  Toche on Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:30 pm

Hello Todd,

I can’t answer you.
That’s for this reason I find this chart strange
They are not going to make a tanuki
Then, why to put so many deadwood in pots?

I don’t understand

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Post  Klaudia & Martin on Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:40 pm

Hello Michel

Your cards are wonderfull! I do have some cards with jazzlegends on it, but I don't think they are old.
It's always something special to look back and these (old) cards/fotos do show a very own atmosphere!
..... one card of yours inspires me....but thats a different story....I will show it when ready Cool .

Kind regards
Martin

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Post  Toche on Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:17 pm

Hello Martin,

I am delighted to see that. Smile

Thank you. Wink

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Post  Toche on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:28 pm

A French card for Robert




A zoom ...



Incredible no ?



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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:43 pm

Michel,

thanks again.
How many years ago ?
Any idea what the bonsai might be - oak, juniperus ?
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Post  Toche on Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:21 pm

Hello Khaimraj,

More or less hundred years, perhaps a little less
I often wondered what it was for a tree and I haven’t an answer. Neutral
I can just say that it is a It is not a conifer.

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Post  Toche on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:10 am

Perhaps a cotoneaster
http://www.google.be/images?um=1&hl=fr&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=cotoneaster+bonsai&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:01 pm

Michel,

what caught my eye, was the scissors type curve above the first branch, then the way the first branch was worked under it.

As I looked, I found myself liking the tree more and more. I have copied the tree image and will try to dissect what I can, imagine the rest.

Part of the interest seems to be the sense of space around the tree more from the effect of the fabric in the background and the type of photograph.

I find the tree to be elegant without looking contrived or overworked. This looks like one of those Ligustrum type trees.
Thanks again for a very pleasant memory, that will last through my time.
Khaimraj

* The Chinese type Serissa could probably mimic this design perfectly.
Perhaps this is what all those commercial trees are trying to do ? as shapes go ?

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:34 pm

Michel,

it reminds me of those old trees [ guava types are hard woods, but cannot grow trunks beyond 30.5 cm or very rarely do so. Purpleheart for example grows tall say 33 m, but the trunk remains around 1 m, and when felled the wood shatters badly.] that grow up in the Maracas hills, near the waterfalls.

Often near a waterfall, the area is within three natural walls, and the trees grow in the middle and front section, with lots of space around each tree.
Memories.
Khaimraj

An example - http://www.trinoutdoors.com/pages/waterfalls.htm#MaracasWaterfall

scroll down to the--- Rio Seco Waterfall


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Post  Ravi Kiran on Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:22 pm

Hi Michel,

I still cant understand how I missed a thread such as this one. Well I am glad atleast I saw it now.

WOW... what can I say. It is so truly to see the history of Bonsai through the eyes of these postcards. Amazing .. truly great testimonies of how Bonsai was a hundred years ago. Not too sure if the trees exhibited were considered the best of those times or were these the mediocre ones. Then again looking at almost all the postcards and also pics in books like Yoshimura, it is apparent that Bonsai in the days of old were simple and definitely not as refined as they are today. Not too sure if that is good or not.... but then again the truth is somewhere in between.

Thanks again for sharing the amazing pics....
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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:29 pm

How about this photo from the Bonsai Museum at Slender West Lake in Yangzhou, China, October 2010 known as Yangzhou style Bonsai.



They use common Boxwood a lot.

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:57 am

Dear Toche

Wonderful postcards....I really would have liked to visit Japan those days....The banquet table in Yokohama...I would have loved to dine there.
Maybe not everyone know this,so..... the lady in white is a bride.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Toche on Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:09 pm

Thanks Yvonne.

The last, bought today.


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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:22 pm

[quote="Billy M. Rhodes"]How about this photo from the Bonsai Museum at Slender West Lake in Yangzhou, China, October 2010 known as Yangzhou style Bonsai.



Billy, this tree is beautiful. I love the Yangzhou Platform Style! WOWWWW!!!!!!!
Wink Todd

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Post  Alain Bertrand on Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:00 pm

Thanks very much for these pictures, Michel.[quote="Toche"
They say that the rules of the bonsai are secular …
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Yes, indeed. Is it really a surprise ?

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Post  Luc on Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:02 am

Thanks Michel for those cards, part of the history of Bonsaï. They are amazing.
Thanks a lot Alain for sharing the link Wink.
I notice that chinese trees were not in pots as flat as japanese ones.

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Post  Alain Bertrand on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:11 pm

A picture I have already posted at several places : a pine bonsai of one of the last Tokugawa. The similarity with the Yangzhou style Bonsai is stuning, don't you think ?
The pot is for Luc Wink and the tree was still alive a few years ago.

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Post  Guest on Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:14 pm

Amazing postcards/pictures. Very interesting, and thanks for sharing these.

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