Little Juniper

BONSAI OF THE DAY: Bonsai trees are meant to evoke grace and simplicity, peace, and balance. They are also living works of art that, in miniature, represent some of the characteristics of their brothers and sisters, the ‘big trees.’ With this humble little tree from my collection, you can, if you squint just so and ignore the clay pot, imagine that you see a great, spreading oak of reaching limbs, sculpted by the wind, standing alone on a hill; or an old cypress standing guard by a swamp. At least, I like to do that. Of course, I can also appreciate it as my little juniper, barely 5 inches high, brightening a space on my corner bookshelf.

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