COLLORS OF THE APROCHING SUMMER.

 Hi, everybody,

here is a picture of the beautiful colours of the fast approaching Summer!

Acer buergerianum in a beautiful matching pot by " Isabela".
Acer buergerianum. Height: 18 inch/46 cm. In a beautiful matching pot made by my pottery friends from ” Isabelia”.

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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A PICTURE OF “XL”.

Hi, everybody,

today was a lovely Sunny day, so I decided to make a  picture of the “XL”, so I could show you how it looks at this moment with its bright green coloured new foliage. It needs a lot more branch ramification, but the basic shape is there already.

I hope you like the progress of this tree?

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

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                                   Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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JUST A PRETTY PICTURE.

Hi, everybody,

today I shoot this picture of one of my alpine plants. Sadly, I don’t know the name of this plant, but it sure is pretty! If anyone can help me name this plant, please do! 🙂

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I hope you enjoy this pretty picture as much as I do?!

Regards,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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“WINTER IN HOLLAND”

Hi, everybody,

today very close to where I live, I shoot with my cell phone these lovely and rare images of the sea freezing over. I am living here now for more than 17 years, but I never saw this happen before! These two young swans looked amazing against the setting sun! A lucky moment for me to be able to catch these enchanting winter images.

Hope you like them to?

 

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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A WONDERFUL WINTER TREAT!

Hi, everybody,

I hope you like these shots that I made with my cell phone of these semi-wild pony’s, that roam the protected wet dune forest that runs along a big part of the coastline close to my home? After you walked through this beautiful and rare landscape you walk straight onto the beach, where I spent most of my summer free time!

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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SEASONS GREETINGS!

Hi, everybody,

I shoot this picture with my mobile phone 2 days ago, during a winter storm. I drove up to the sea, to a place where I often spent time to do some soul surging. This place is where the sea meets the lighthouse, at the entrance of the old historical harbour in the small town where I live. Especially the sunsets in winter time are wonderful viewed from this magical place!  And although I was half frozen, I still manage to shoot over a hundred Photographs, so the battery of my cell must have been really low to cause this extreme colours, how else would you explain it? But they sure turned out pretty nice, without any photoshopping by me!

So I used it to make this X-mas cart for all my Bonsai friends who visit my Bonsai blog, It is highly appreciated by me, believe me! My new website will be opened pretty soon as well, so that is exciting stuff as well for me!

Merry X-mas and a very happy and healthy New Year to everybody!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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MY ULMUS IN WINTER COLORS.

Hi, everybody,

because of my back problems, I have not been really able to do the major styling I had planned for some of my bigger trees. But I have been able to shoot a nice picture of my “Ulmus” in early winter colours. The light wasn’t perfect to do this really good, but for the last couple of days, we have had some really nasty weather over here! Hope you like it? This is one of the first Bonsai that is still in my collection and I have been taking care of it for some 17 years now!

Regards,

Hans van Meer.

                         Chinees Elm   “Ulmus parvifolia”   November 2008.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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SOME CLOSE UP PICTURES OF THE DEADWOOD ON MY PINUS UNCINATA.

Hi, everybody,

My back is a little bit better today, but I am still not able to work on any tree for a while. So I decided to take some close up pictures of the beautiful deadwood on my Pinus uncinata.

I can look at it over and over again and get totally lost in the beautiful random patterns and the 50 shades of grey on this wooden history book of this very old tree! This is just the thing I like to see in a yamadori, the wonderful beauty of nature! This wonderful main focal point of this tree should only be enhanced by the artist, to bring out the best of both into one Bonsai. 🙂

 

Hans this I dedicate to your tree.

This is from my heart what I saw in your tree.

It is yours now forever and ever.

Mom.

                            ” The Whisper of the Wee Tree”

Come closer my friend and hear me speak

My old and gnarled bark is just the outside of me

Many tales can be told of how old I really am

But the life of me runs strong and deep

The battle from seed to what you see

tells the world the story of me.*

Thanks, Mom!

 

Hope you like them?

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

*copyright is freely given to Hans Van Meer November 15th, 2008 by Irene I Britton

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MY LITERATI “HAWTHORN” IN BRIGHT AUTUM COLOURS.

Hi everybody,

today I spend most of, probably one of the last real sunny days, shooting pictures of my Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Literati. The tree is in early full Fall colours this year and the leafs seem to reflect the sun in bright yellow light.

I used a standard Kodak easy share camera on a tripod, on ISO 200, between f 3.6 and f 5.0, and between 1/125 and 1/250 to get this intense yellow reflection from the foliage. Direct sunlight, that hits the tree from the right, was filtered and 2 reflecting white hard boards were use to reflect light on the Bonsai. One from the left side and the other one from below/front of the tree. An umbrella above the camera to avoid direct sunlight hitting my lens and then I shoot more than a hundred pictures! The intensity of the bright yellow reflection seemed to increase every minute, as the sun moved through the sky. I love making pictures like this, that show the contrast between the rough old bark and the soft lines of the yellow leaves. I hope you like them too?!

Regards,

Hans van Meer.

                                           It sure was a nice day, today!

Cheers,

Hans van Meer.

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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DUTCH YAMADORI “HAWTHORN” DEADWOOD.

Hi, everybody,

 Here is a close up of the natural deadwood on my Dutch Yamadori Hawthorn that I shot on 20 Juli. Dutch Hawthorn Yamadori Bonsai are rare and even rarer are Dutch Hawthorn Bonsai with natural deadwood! Our circumstances are just not suitable for creating deadwood! This is probably one of the few ones with deadwood that is collected below sea level…making it even more unique! 😉

Info: karamottobonsai@hotmail.com

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