I had to do some bonsai stuff this weekend as well. It just doesn't feel right if I don't. :-)
So first Jože and me went to tvo of my bonsai buddies, David and Bojan, who live a bit over an hour drive avay from my place. There we discussed some bonsai stuff over a nice cup of coffee. We also agreed on a trade or two.
Their yamadori collection is quite good and in between you can find some really fine trees.
Ofcourse they also have a few finished ones, of nearly finished ones.
When we arrived back to my place, we had some work done on Jože's trees. All after lunch that is.
And later we were working on some of mine trees. There's allways something to do in bonsai. And it should be like that.
I have to finish the last chapter of this years' EBA in Slovenia. The New talent contest. It happened on Saturday morning. I think most of us will remember it by the unexpected, unreasonable decisions on the final top 3 trees.
Roland Petek represented Slovenia. I really liked his tree, but it didn't get to the top.
Roland's finidhed tree.
And this, belive it or not, is the winning tree. Monaco.
Second - Austria.
Third - Belgium.
By most people that I asked, this was the favorit and best tree. Also by me. It didn't make it to top 3...
And here are some details from the winning tree. No other words needed I think...