The Year in Photos…

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Silly fun with Ingo Klemmend and Ivo Druge at Bonsai Zentrum, Germany. Ingo owns Bonsai Zentrum with his father, Wolfgang, and Ivo is one of the brains behind the beautiful German magazine Bonsai Art.

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Wandering around Bonsai Zentrum-

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Teaching a workshop in Germany using… interpretive dance…?

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A favorite Mexican restaurant of Portland students-

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The Portland Bonsai Village passport on its trip through Holland…

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Treating juniper deadwood last summer-

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What a shoe-free home looks like when Seasonal Students (‘SeaStudents’) drop in-

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Greg Brenden and I on our first Portland Bonsai Village ‘organizational dinner’, which ended up as an outrageously transparent excuse to treat ourselves to some good food-

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Under a shelter waiting for the light rail to the Portland airport-

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Quirky small Shore pine collected last fall, now growing buds-

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Nice client tree, Japanese White pine-

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Map of European trip, not showing a very brief stop in the Czech Republic–

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Fall color in my bonsai yard-

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Cool bamboo bike in Portland-

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My artist friends Pigment, Print, and Photo (named after their media) at our first, and sadly only, brunch meeting. Guys, we are a sorry lot for not doing this since last summer!

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The ‘Bison Bank’, courtesy of Greg Brenden’s whimsical brain. It’s only 1/64 filled with coins so far.

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Lovely antique chinese pot-

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Vine maple tower, in an early phase, planning out the adventure with a sharpie pen-

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Eileen with her larch at a Portland Study Group-

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Joanne at a Portland Study Group (and Greg, peeking around the door)-

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Jorge with a hornbeam project-

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Cowpie blooming this spring-

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Gary Wood at Telperion Farms working on a young rascal-

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Gravel moving day in my backyard with Jorge, Troy, and Ed-

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My friend Chris with Ruri, looking at her climbing wood-fired kiln-

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Amsterdam-

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Vine maple tower-

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Troy with a massive pomegranite-

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Noelander’s Trophy in January-

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Prague, a shot very late in the day. My camera invented light that was not there-

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The John Lennon wall in Prague-

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Olympic National Rain Forest-

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Curious stairs in Prague-

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Opera house in Vienna-

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Ray watering in my backyard-

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Wacky light show in a church, Vienna-

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My opera-singer aunt, Elizabeth Hagedorn, entering a rather glitzy elevator, Vienna-

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Konnor and a lime sulfuring project-

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Stair moss (I think), Olympic National Rain Forest-

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Hemlock clump (to be featured later…)

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Photo shoot for German bonsai magazine Bonsai Art, with translator Heike von Gunst. This looks weirdly like a posed shot, but wasn’t. Tree is a larch. Another future post-

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Sharing rice pudding recipe with complete stranger-

6 Comments

  1. backcountrydan says:

    It looks like an awesome year! May your next ones be as good or better! Thanks for sharing your adventures 🙂

  2. Bruce Winter says:

    Hear Hear for Hafiz!
    And when I saw this, “Jorge with a hornbeam” I immediately thought, “Jorge with a jornbeam.
    I need to get out more.

  3. Laurylie says:

    Wonderful Album, must have been a great Year! I hope this next one is even Better…

  4. Scott Tice says:

    Thanks for sharing Mike!!!

  5. Lucia Soppe says:

    Very very nice!!! Good impression 🙂
    Of course I love the pictures of Europe!

  6. John Kahlie says:

    Thanks for the great photo’s. Your posting reminded of a picture I took a few years ago. Not a great photo but I remembered that you’re a Tango guy so I thought you might appreciate it. It’s a little side street in La Boca, Buenos Aires – Birthplace of the Tango.

    John Kahlie, Principal

    HWA Engineers ● Planners ● Surveyors

    Hickman, Williams & Associates, Inc.

    62930 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 100 ● Bend, OR 97701

    p541.389.9351 c541.480.8680 f541.388.5416

    johnk@hwa-inc.org

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