Here's the caption that was posted with this photo... "Congratulations Peter Tea, professional bonsai artist and instructor, Auburn, California, for judged bonsai competition winning Best Conifer and Best in Show (California Juniper) at the Golden State Bonsai Federation (GSBF) Convention 41, October 24-28, 2018, Sacramento, California - "Creativity Taking Flight". Photo by Peter Camarena." I cropped the original photo (see below) to enjoy a closer look
I was beginning to think Peter Tea had gone into hiding and then this popped up. Turns out he was hiding in plain sight. I just lost track for a while and that’s too bad, because Peter’s trees and what he has to say about them, is always worth a moment. Here’s a link to a post we did in 2014 titled “Twenty Eight Questions for Peter Tea“(originally posted at Yenling Bonsai)
Here's the original photo with the companion tree doing its work. And here's the rest of what Peter wrote... "Had a great time at the GSBF Convention! Hung out with old and new friends and bought some Bonsai goodies! Client's and student's trees winning some prizes was the cherry on top!"
A closer look at the deadwood. Including the 'wave'
Peter working on a Black pine at Aichi-en. From Yenling Bonsai