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Old 27-02-2003, 06:32 PM
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Thanks Bart;

Being an avid fly fisherman for 40 years, this puts it all in
perspective .....

Mark Hill


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....... bonsai was like fly fishing. The process is the source of the
pleasure.
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Old 27-02-2003, 06:32 PM
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Hey everyone,

This is my first winter with more than one tree. Last spring/summer ,
which just happened to be a horrible drought in my area, was my first time to
go out and start on my own material. Last winter I was figety, unpatiently
awaiting the spring.....again this winter I am the same! I have already
killed three trees....and I now have a shimpaku juniper, a shimpaku forest, a
kingsville boxwood, 2 american hornbeams, 2 red maples that I'm working on,
and this spring I will be starting with a larger american hornbeam, winged
elm, and just because I am adventuresome an american beech. Of course
nothing really looks like much, but I'm happy! I am extremely young to be
involved in bonsai...well compared to the average...I'm only 15....I can't
even legally drive in my state yet! I don't have much money to spend,
because I don't have a job. But I am lucky/blessed to have 4 acres of land
and relatives and friends who own many many more acres that I can collect on.
I believe that I will feel cooped up very winter for the rest of my life.
Simply because I want to get my trees as good as they can get. I want more
experience, I want to try new things. I don't think this is simply because I
am a beginner, but really because I am involved in bonsai! I hope that I
will always have this drive for bonsai even 50 or more years into the future.

Sam Williams
Central
Virginia

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Old 27-02-2003, 06:44 PM
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Hi Sam,

Your encountering the unavoidable elements of bonsai growing. This is
probably the hardest part of bonsai to become resigned to - the waiting.
Virtually no one starts out being comfortable with the pace of bonsai, but
if it is something that you love, you'll learn to deal with it just fine -
even appreciate it. Some never learn to deal with it and discover that they
don't really love bonsai, they just think it's neat.

Nothing worthwhile is easy. ;-) Hope you stick with it!

Kind regards,
Andy Rutledge
zone 8, Texas

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Old 27-02-2003, 08:09 PM
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Bart:

Well, certainly, fly fishing is not about catching fish. It is more of a
religion, like golf. (Is there any point to getting that little ball in the
hole? g)

Are you saying that bonsai is more like a vocation than an avocation?

John

From: Bart Thomas

I've always thought that, in a way, bonsai was like
fly fishing. The process is the source of the pleasure.


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Old 27-02-2003, 09:20 PM
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John NJ"
Well, certainly, fly fishing is not about catching fish. It is more of a
religion, like golf. (Is there any point to getting that little ball in

the
hole? g)

Are you saying that bonsai is more like a vocation than an avocation?

John

From: Bart Thomas

I've always thought that, in a way, bonsai was like
fly fishing. The process is the source of the pleasure.



I'd say that catching a trophy fish, making a miracle shot(when it went the
way you intended it to), and developing a great tree, are goals to which we
aspire in those respective activities. Not achieving these goals will not
lead us to give up the activity because the pleasure the activity gives us
is a reward in itself.

regards,

Bart

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