Thursday, December 18, 2008

We Wish You A Bonsai Christmas

Did This Grow On The Bridge Of Size?

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Why do I always carry a camera with me? Because no one knows how many photo opportunities lurk just around the corner.

An overseas reader of this blog once exclaimed that only I would be carrying a camera when confronted by someone dressed as a giant prawn – after I took the shot and published it on my blog.

So when I noticed this bonsai plant in the kitchen area at work, I had to rub my eyes to make sure what adorned it. Yes, there was a solitary burgundy bauble on it. I press-ganged a friend into guarding it while I sprinted back to my desk for my camera – just in case the owner returned to claim it before I got back.

I’ve seen Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes, but I’ve never seen one like this before. The shape, the colour, the contrast, the reflection – everything was just right.

Bonsai? Hmmm, maybe the concept is growing on me.

25 comments:

Stesha said...

Always wanted a Bonsai tree. What kind of camera do you use?

Tiffany Norris said...

Normally, one ornament on a tree would just be sad...but this one looks perfect. :)

Moannie said...

I'm giggling, sorry, but that is a Bonser Bonsai, David.

squawmama said...

David... I LOVE this photo...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Nessa said...

I love this: "The Little Bonsai That Could!"

I'm going to begin a Bonsai in the srping.

Thanks for the mention in your previous post.

Charles Gramlich said...

Now that's cool. At first I thought it was growing "out" of the ornament.

Suldog said...

"Bridge Of Size"

:-)

Lee said...

That's a lovely idea and perfect for folk living in apartments. Thanks for sharing this, David!

Cheers!

Ladybird World Mother said...

That photo is gorgeous... love the one solitary HUGE bauble on it. Totally bonser. Want one.

Tracey said...

I love that tree! I want one!

fishing guy said...

David: Really neat capture, i have my camera most of the time.

Hilary said...

I love it! Adorable. Even better than our "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree.

Leslie: said...

Very nice! I've always been intrigued by bonsais and love your reference to the Bridge of Size/Sighs. :D It's snowing here today and we're going to have frigid temps for a while. *sighs* lol

Queen-Size funny bone said...

An oriental solution to Charlie Brown's christmas.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi David,
Great pic! Someone has a sense of humor in your office, I see. :-)
The Winter Greetings china was designed for Lenox by Catherine McClung, an artist who is known for her bird portraiture. She put three birds, common here in the States, on the dinner plate. I think she chose the Cardinal because of his gorgeous red Christmasy color. I just like it because it's a bit different from the usual Christmas china you see. Thanks for the question! :-)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh...fogot to say...hard to imagine Christmas in the summer! There would be no fires in the fireplace...but then that would actually make it a lot easier for ole Santa, wouldn't it? :-)

Pienovski said...

I had to come here and thank you for your encouragement David! It really meant a lot coming from such a great photographer such as yourself!

In Dubai (and near), there are loads of FANTASTIC places for photographing. In Oman you can see the turtles (laying eggs), just in the outskirts of Dubai you will find the mangroves and hundreds of flamingos (might go there tomorrow actually)... And of course then there are the corals... Welcome!!!

Btw I LOVE your blog. Got a lot of inspiration So I will definately be back.

Sandi McBride said...

I need that tree for my Doll house! It would look splendid in the mini living room! Great photo...as usual
Sandi

Craig Glenn said...

How heavy is that ball? The tree is all bent over!?!

LOL
Just kidding,
Craig

Travis said...

When I saw the view from my new office building, I knew I had to always have my camera with me. The skies over the last few days have been incredible. I've got to get the pictures downloaded so I can post them on Friday.

I love that little tree!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love it's shape! Very unique.

My dentist enjoys the art of bonsai. You should see his waiting room! His skill is amazing and takes great patience.

I'm glad you had your camera avaialable for this shot.

Sheila

CrazyCath said...

That is so neat. I am trying to bonsai a tree that my neighbour chopped down. So far, I grow a twig. That is is4 or 5 years on. A healthy twig, but a twig, not a tree. :(

This is a brilliant first shot. It could so be a full size branch. The second shot produces the "Wow" on the first. :)

Maggie May said...

Bridge os Size..... cracking up!
Lovely bonsai!

word verification..... mange! Bit insulting!

Daryl said...

Ummm ... that little 'tag' clearly says

Bonsai
DA
VI
DS ...

:-Daryl

diane cook said...

I rally like it! In fact, I have slowly begun the process of getting smaller trees. Not because I don't like them, but the time it requires to put it up and take it down, well you get the picture. This one may just come along faster than I thought =)