Wow, its been 5 years since I last posted here....I wonder if anyone still follows this blog? So, here's what happened....5 years ago it wasn't so easy to have your password recovered through Google and it became more trouble than it was worth. So I kinda gave up on it.
Then a few days ago I thought I would try again and wouldn't ya know, I remembered the old password and I was in!!!!
About 5 years ago I sold 98% of my trees just keeping 3 or 4 trees. I got back into riding dirt bikes which has always been in my blood. I had my first dirt bike before I had my first bicycle and grew up racing throughout Southern California growing up as a child. I had many years without riding and decided that I am not getting any younger and would like to get back to riding. Trading in bonsai for motox was a hard thing to do but it has been fun and exciting I am also thinking I need to get back to collecting killer ponderosa from the mountains again!!
In the past 5 years I have really enjoyed watching my daughter grow up, she's 7 now and so awesome!!! I have had a great time riding tracks on the west coast and meeting tons of new friends and one thing that I really stepped up is with the koi. Man, noting better than walking up to a big pond with 20+ beautiful large koi swimming up to greet you. This has been my motivation as of late and has really allowed me to start a whole new pond, way bigger than my first and also the quality of my koi has really improved. They are very complex and I tell you what, they are awesome!!
So, the plan for the next few years?
1) finish my new koi pond build and back yard re-design
2) collect locally in the Cascades for great trees
3) 2017 get back to the Rockies for Ponderosa and Fir
4) narrow my focus on bonsai and only work on species that I love. Keep the numbers small but high quality
5) Offer some good quality trees for sale and/or trade for koi :)
Here are some pictures of randomness :)
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