Friday, December 08, 2006

Trimming the tree


I bet you thought I meant decorating a Christmas tree. Right. (Do they even grow here?) My "tree" this year is going to be - ahh - interesting to say the least. It may likely involve something I stole from the side of the road (is that still stealing?) under the cover of pre-dawn darkness...I'll post pics when it's done and "installed" in the apato. THIS tree trimming, however, I thought Papa san (and other bonsai gardeners - yes - sai - "sigh" NOT "zie" - I was sternly corrected on this when I first arrived. "Banzai" means "hurrah!") might enjoy the care taken to keep our school courtyard looking tip top (omigosh - did I just say "tip top"??? geez...I'll have the word police after me - ). Actually, I wonder what our gardener would say if I brought out some ornaments and began my own "trimming"...hmmm....

1 comment:

Papa san said...

Those trees are amazing. Just look at the symmetry of the branches around the trunks and how the trim the needle to form the pads a different levels. Don't know as I'd consider something that large and growing in the ground as "bonsai", but the care and training seems to be the same. Velly nice. I love it.