Sunday, October 28, 2012

"Nice" clouds

These photos are for my friend, Jeneba, who lives on the east coast, and asked today for some "nice clouds", rather than the stormy billows of Sandy. 

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. 
(Enlarge this photo to see the "touch")

When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator. 
~Mahatma Gandhi 

Weather forecast for tonight:  dark. 
~George Carlin

Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn glow

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. 
~ Stanley Horowitz  

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.
~John Burroughs 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bonsai and optical illusions

Along with the bonsai show was a bonsai demonstration. Taking photos of it was a challenge, often with surreal results.   

A "double-duty" fist: is it a chin rest or poking the soil? The evergreen cuff is lovely, don't you think?  

The man in yellow suddenly stepped up, concerned that the lady's arm was being wired into a bonsai display. 

Some people are so into this, their heads morph into bushes. 

Look, there's a camera! Everyone say che-e-e-ese.... 

By the way, the demo was well done. These folks know their bonsai.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Tiny treasures

We recently saw a bonsai exhibit by the Boise Bonsai Society. It was part of a Koi and Goldfish Show by the Idaho Water Garden & Koi Society.  

Amazing root forms! 

Grapevine bonsai 

If a tree falls off my Bonsai bench, and I'm not home to hear it, does it make a sound?
~ Anonymous 

If you're curious, more about bonsai here.