MY UNCLE WILBUR, whom I adored, used to love to tell me—whenever I was sad or upset—“Dougie, into each life a little rain must fall.” And then he would chuckle delightedly as if he had made up the saying himself, just at that moment. He was right, of course. But we also need sunshine. We need peace and harmony, as
A GOOD BONSAI MORNING to you! I found this wonderful Boxwood as a round, ragged, outdoor shrub in a ten gallon plastic pot at Home Depot this past spring. But pulling apart the thick foliage I found a trunk that seemed to have potential. Parting with $40, I brought it home, cut away more than half the roots (encased in
GOOD BONSAI MORNING… On this ‘quiet’ morn, a broad wing hawk keens high above the pines. The bald eagle nest is alive with adult conversation, with eaglets screeching and begging. The nuthatch mutters softly, chipmunks chirp, red squirrels scold, and crows holler. Sparky the Cardinal sings bold songs, bluejays scream and gossip in the distance. All part of a morning
HAPPY DAY! My little Chinese Elm bonsai, acquired last September and which, after shipping, went into winter dormancy almost immediately, has decided it’s Spring! And is beginning to sport sprightly green leaves all over. This is OK, as this Southern California tree is being kept indoors for the winter, and will later this year start getting adapted to Minnesota seasons.