Friday, October 3, 2008

PhotoHunt: Sad - Floriade, the bonsai trees







I'm sad that Floriade doesn't last all year in Canberra. It's only on for a month.
This year I particularly enjoyed seeing the bonsai trees.


This is my latest entry.

49 comments:

MoMo said...

The bonsai are just so elegant and beautiful. Very nice scrap-booking to bring out their beauty.

Lilly's Life said...

Aren't they incredible and so perfect in the way you presented them - it is really excellent scrap booking. You have great taste, your work is always so very elegant......so like my memories of Italy.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh I can not believe that you have Floriade each year!!!! In Holland it is only once every 10 years I believe. I might be wrong but I think I am right. Oh how I love the flowers on display....bonsai is a favorite of mine. An ancient art to be sure.
Leslie your pages are stunning and such a tonic for my eyes.
Miss Peach is not using her nice sleppy box at all, maybe Pye can come over and show her how.

Satkuru said...

my parents are a big fan of bonsai plants and whenever i am back at my hometown, i will see either one of them trimming it :P

Napaboaniya said...

The plant that requires lots of TLC :)

Kathy (Trekcapri) said...

Hi Leslie, great theme photos. Your designs featuring them are so beautiful. I love the postcard quotes!

Have a great weekend!

Mickey said...

That is beautiful. The fact it only lasts a month is SAD, but is worth waiting for!!!! You keep the memory in your scrapbook pages :)
Purrs Mickey

Annie said...

Beautiful bonsai and your designs really enhance their beauty! Nice take on this "sad" theme. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tammy said...

WOW!! Beautiful pics and lovely layouts.

Carver said...

Your posts are always so well done. Beautiful photographs and layout. Good take on the theme.

Juliana RW said...

i love your scrapbooking...

Please stop at my PH post also: in HERE or HERE Thanks

Yen said...

Nice scraps! And those bonsai trees looks really nice. My Mom used to have those but not now! Mine is posted HERE. Happy PH!~

H e n r i c k said...

Although I'm not really a fan of bonsai but they were really beautiful. It's really sad that it can't last more than a month in your place.

Have a great weekend ahead.

jams o donnell said...

Such a beautiful bonsai. Shame it doesn't last for longer. Happy weekend

Sue said...

These are all so very pretty :) Your entries are always so creative :) My entry for Photo Hunters is here

Please stop by if you have a moment :)

pat said...

Oh I love bonsai - they are so beautiful.

Happy Weekend.

Sandrac said...

Lovely photos, Leslie. What an interesting perspective on the "sad" theme!

Colin Campbell said...

I always associate Bonsai with an element of sadness and memory.

Incog & Nito said...

Oh your posts are so beautiful. I have never been to Floriade, but I have been told it is a wonderful time to visit!! Enjoy your weekend.

Sarge Charlie said...

I love bonsai trees

MarĂ­a I. said...

The bonsai are beautiful! Very interesting take on the sad theme. Your layouts are always so gorgeous and I always enjoy coming here and seeing the wonderful things you do with digital scrapbooking.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Bengbeng said...

the bonsai are so well maintained. beautiful shots

julie said...

The last one is beautiful with its blooms. Yes, it is sad that there are some things we enjoy fleetingly. But then again, we look forward to seeing these again, right?

Le @ Third on the Right said...

Just lovely - I am bought back to see your images - some of the most lovely I have found - cheers le

And thanks for coming up north to say gday :) made my day ...

YTSL said...

Looking at the photos, got to wondering: What's so sad re those? But your last line in the entry explained it all succinctly! :)

jmb said...

Your presentation is wonderful Leslie. You should not be sad about getting such lovely photos to last all year.
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.

FamiliaKhuletz said...

For something so beautiful, it's really sad that it doesn't take long.

My Photo Hunt pictures are posted here and here. Happy weekends!

Aileni said...

I think everybody has said it all.

Hootin' Anni said...

The photos you still have, when you're sad...look at the beautiful photos!

My photo hunt is a 'drawing of sad'...stop by, won't you?

Hope your weekend is treating you well.

philos said...

That's a beautiful photo... and I agree that it's sad that we can't have them around the whole year.

Maikku said...

I like bonsai plants too. Never had one, I have a knack on involuntarily killing any plant. Lol! Thanks for always visiting my blog I think you are the only one reading it. I've been busy working so I have not had much time lately at all.

Lifecruiser said...

Wow. How beautiful. I've never even seen a Bonsai in full bloom! They don't exactly thrive here in the cold Sweden :-)

So wonderful photos and decorations to go with them! Well done!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Seasons coming and going could be sad but That is the cycle of life and life is sad sometimes but that is how we know when it is so beautiful by contrast

gen/entry here said...

Oh they are pretty bonsai...I saw a lot like that when we went to Georgia's flower garden. TC

tanabata said...

Beautiful bonsai! The accompanying quotes are lovely.

sho said...

that's a great take on the theme - plants and sadness!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow, these are lovely Bonsai trees. I can see why you're sad that you only have these beautiful blooms for a short time.

Happy Hunting.

mama meji said...

I love the 3rd bonsai. It looks like cherry blossom to me but I'm just guessing. :-)

BTW, re Buteyko, did you visit a practitioner to help with the exercises or not? I actually haven't heard of it before but I researched it after reading your comment.

-zamejias -at-makimeji-dot-com

Mrs Mecomber said...

Ah, very sad but still, the photos are beautiful.

I did Photo Hunters today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and post your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-sad/

TorAa said...

Excellent photos

leslie said...

Beautiful photos, but you should be happy that you're going into spring. We here on the northern hemisphere are going into that dreary, grey-skies time of the year! :(

Daisy said...

Those are beautiful. I especially like the flowering one. They are perfect miniatures!

marta said...

Interesting photos for sad. Bonsai plants are beautiful but it is sad that the object of it is the control of man over plant. Have a great weekend.

Dragonstar said...

These pictures are so beautiful.

girasoli said...

Beautiful bonsai trees. I agree that it is always sad to see natures cycle end.

Brine Queen said...

The bonsai crab apple is my favorite. Every year I consider buying a bonsai pomegranate... but I always put it off (to afraid of the work). What's Floriade?

Thanks for stopping by...

Free Spirit said...

Nice layouts. Love the vintage envelopes and the scrolls.

Carin said...

Lovely Bonsai trees. Oh yes Floriade is fun and I can imagine your distress.
I like the way you give your photo's the scrapbook look.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Pretty pictures. How do you have the time to manage so many blogs? I envy you.