Wednesday, December 31, 2014

bonsai hunting in the bog

In the last few days I paid a visit to the old home place and went for a scout around in the bog. There are birch in abundance, many stunted by the wind and the poor nutrition. I collected a couple along with a scraggy pine, and inspected a few others that I had shaped a bit during the summer. I think I'll leave them til next winter and try to focus on the trees I have already for the season ahead...

panorama of industrial old industrial peat bog, County Offaly

a stunted birch growing along the edge of a turf bank

an extra pair of hands..

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