Photographs from  February 2006 Tour

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Butterfly photographed at the Dawes

 

This is the link page to all the venues from my 2006 Tour-
some of  the many testimonials are on this page

Texas: Dallas and Forth Worth Bonsai Clubs

Louisiana: Shreveport Bonsai Club

Colorado: Denver and Fort Collins

Ohio: Akron Canton Bonsai Club and Wildwood Gardens

Ohio: The Dawes Arboretum Collection

Vancouver Island: Landscapes

Vancouver Island: Victoria Bonsai clubs demo and Workshop

Washington State: Puget Sound Bonsai Association, Seattle

A few kind words from my hosts

I have done several workshops with  various Bonsai experts, but this was the best hands-on workshops
I have ever attended. And it is the first time I walked away from a workshop where the tree I was
working on was truly transformed.
Darrell Whitely, Colorado

Craig,

I think you were wonderful, you did a great demonstration when you were
at Wildwood Gardens, In Chardon, Ohio. But more than that just doing
a demonstration, you taught the people in the audience too. I think
any club would be remiss if they did not have you visit when your in the
country! Please use us as a reference any time! And you are always
welcome at our Nursery and Club!
Sincerely, Your friend,
Frank Mihalic
www.BonsaiOnlineMagazine.com
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Hello craig
 
I want you to know how successful and well received your workshops and demo presentations
were when you and your lovely wife, Svetlana, visited the Puget Sound Bonsai Association in Seattle in late February.
 
I received numerous emails and phone calls commending your presentations and asking when you might return. 
You were particularly effective in the workshops with your teaching skills and horticultural knowledge that riveted every participant's attention.
 
I hope that you will always think as well of us as we think of you.
 
Best regards
 
Don Guilliams
President
Puget Sound Bonsai Association

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Dear Craig,
  Thank you once again for your magnificent lecture and demonstration to the Akron - Canton Bonsai Society. 
Ohio is considered the “heartland” of the USA, traditional middle America. 
Unlike folks on the east and west coasts, Ohioans in general have heard little and know less about bonsai and penjing.

  Your lecture and demo were great!  You explained the history and techniques in ways that everyone could understand. 
Your humor really helped to set folks at ease while you prepared a wonderful group planting of Shimpaku junipers. 
You stimulated a number of people to join our club, former members to renew their membership, and we’re beginning to give classes for beginners. 
Your appearance was a real shot in the arm for popularizing bonsai in our region.
Warmest regards,
Bob Heath
President, ACBS

Link to the Akron and Wildwood demos

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Craig...

Your visit to here to Victoria appears to have been quite a success. Our small Study Club that had the pleasure of working with you privately on the Friday as well as our membership at large on Saturday appreciated your forthright presentation and the imagination which was so ably applied to workshop trees and your demonstration after lunch.

For myself, I was apprehensive at first in removing the dominant top from the Mountain hemlock that I had collected at some 4000' of elevation several years ago but I have grown to accept that this was the proper decision. Take a look at the cover winter issue of Bonsai Today for an approximation of what my tree will eventually look like once the trunk carving is finished, probably next year.

The hemlock resides still in my poly house along with the Yew which charmed our club as you worked on it. I have misted them both eash day but now that spring has arrived, both trees make their public debut at our members Annual Field Day next Sunday.

Thanks from us all to both you and Svetlana for coming to Victoria. We hope to see you again,

George Heffelfinger
Past president, Vancouver Island Bonsai Club

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My passion is Bonsai, great landscapes, my boat on Loch Lomond, Argentine Tango and my wife. I capture brief seconds in time with my camera and have done that for 51 years. Hence my photo library extends  to something like 500 thousand images. My Bonsai library alone is over 200 thousand which makes illustrating my books  a relatively easy task. If you like landscapes both natural and urban, please visit some of my recent journeys around the globe. I don't purport to be a great photographer but simply a happy snapper with a bit of an eye for the unusual detail and the majestic vista.

Other Craig Coussins photo pages on this website. Some are 2min downloads. If it comes up with page not found simply refresh the page and it will reappear for  you.

Landscapes, 

America

Russia:

Boston and Australia

Russia, Moscow  and St. Petersburg

Images General-Landscape and urban landscape

Niagara Falls and Toronto March 2005

Estonia and Tallinn 2004/2005

Gallery of images site-If you like my photographic work

Please visit some of my other images at:
http://www.photobox.co.uk/craig.coussins@btinternet.com
With regard to one of my albums
titled  California- Black and White Images/ California and Utah
One viewer made the following comments:

Emotionally powerful. Takes you outside yourself in an instant.
Even over the internet this comes across.
Thank you for sharing such spectacular work, Ann Thomas

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