I couldn't resist. The photo and Cage Free title belong to Rodney Clemons, a well know bonsai humorist and respected artist (Tony Tickle's American counterpart?).
A little whimsy to start the day. You can find the photos above and just below, and much more on Rodney Clemon’s timeline.
Rodney Clemon's famous Kingsville Boxwood. We've feature it before and if I had to guess, we'll probably feature it again someday.
The ancient olive below has little to do with bonsai, though it would be easy to imagine it scaled down to bonsai size
"The at least 2,000 year old olive tree of Vouves, on the Greek island of Crete, still bears olives. The olive tree stood here when Rome burned in AD64, and Pompeii was buried under a thick carpet of volcanic ash in AD79. Cemeteries from the Geometric Period (900-700 BC) were discovered nearby."* The photo and quote are from Archaeologist Ticia Verveer's timeline.
*Was this photo shopped to highlight the green? Most olive leaves have a grey-green tone and there are other hints of color manipulation.
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