What a gorgeous nature made Bonsai tree May! Do you know what variety it is? At first I thought it was a fine leafed Acer but now I'm not sure.
Yes, Pam! Your first thought was right! It's a fine leafed Japanese Acer.
May it is truly a treasure! You are sooooooooo lucky they can be grown there!!! Do you have one in your yard?
p.s. Can a fourth generation Heinz 57 Canadian gardener (that's one/fifth Swiss :) reclaim Swiss citizenship???? (oh what a dreamer here;)
Oh thank you Bruce for this wonderful early morning chuckle (I'd forgotten about the precedence that's already on the books). :^))))
Pam (whose had one smartypants ;) already inform her that it would be 1/16th Swiss but I figure since it's a Swiss name on my birth certificate that should count for something). ;)
No Pam, I haven't got a Japanese acer in my yard.
Citizenship? The natives in this country wouldn't allow it so easily. You would have to fulfill a kind of easy task. For example, getting adapted to our hills and mountains, learning the history of 700 years and finally climb one of these high snow mountains all by yourself and I nearly forgot, speaking our Swiss-German language. It would be regarded as advantage, if you knew how to ski. I think that's all for a start. :-))
This is a beautiful one!
I love it!
Oh you forgot something in the list for Pam, she has to love swiss chocolate and she has to know how to make a "fondue" :)
Thank you Syl and thank you for reminding me, how could I forget about the Fondue and that's not all, she should be able to tell how the big cheeses are made. But I took it for granted, that Pam likes chocolate. And Raclette and Roesti of course. Swiss Girls for example, who aren't able to make those, aren't allowed to marry till nowadays. ;-)) They usually marry a Non-Swiss.
Syl :D Fondue I can do! :D
May you have that same smartypants streak as Peter I see!
....Moose Jaw has hills (good to go there :) ....well I have Saskatoon's man-made mountain (to practice on) :S
the rest well........oh heck I'm back to kicking my tumbleweed around (I'm never going to find one in good shape to show Peter).
This is a beautiful pictures with wonderful colorful trees and plants,surrounded by lake and mountines.I like it.Congrats.Greetings from Romania.
Mult'umesc foarte mult, K.Csaba!
I am very pleased you like it! :-)
Greetings from Switzerland, May
Beautiful shot. I was only in Montreux once and that was on a very wet winter weekend. I will need to return. :-)
Thank you Mike! Those Montreux pictures are from the 28/29th of October in 2005. So it the weather is fine late autumn isn't bad. So I hope you will get sunshine next time you go! :-)
I see this is another popular one from the viewers. Wonderful picture!
YBMW thank you for finding it! Greetings, May
Ooooooh!!! Un acer palmatum disectum!!!
y en el Lago Leman!!!
y en una foto espléndida!!!
Saludos desde España.
Muchas gracias, pcllin! :-)
Germán, ahora comprendo your joy arriba, que ho visto tus bonsais bonitos. :)
Esta foto tuya me gusta especialmente porque contiene dos elementos que han sido muy importantes para mi, al menos sentimentalmente, a lo largo de mi vida:
*por un lado mi afición a los bonsais, precisamente, el árbol de la imagen es uno de mis preferidos. No tengo esa variedad, la disectum, pero tengo otra parecida, la atropurpureum, aunque no le gusta nada el clima caluroso de Sevilla.
*y por otra parte... me encanta Suiza! Viajé a Geneve y conocí el lac Leman por primera vez con 7 años y este verano ha sido la cuarta vez que he ido hacia allá. Pero es que sigo soñando cada día en volver y cuando acierte la lotería, que seguro me va a tocar algún día, me compraré una casita en Kandersteg y otra en el campo al borde del lago. Por soñar... que no quede, jejeje.
Bueno, con esto ya está explicado un poco mejor cuales son mis sentimientos cuando veo esta foto. Por cierto, me das tu permiso para ponerla en el escritorio de mi pc?
Saluditos desde Sevilla.
Germàn, I am very much honoured and touched, that you will put this picture on your PC-desk. I hope for you, that you win in the lottery and that your dream comes true.
In the meantime I hope you get many occasions to come to Switzerland.
Thank you again, Germán!
My best greetings, May
Thank you Gondor! Yes, true, I love my country! But I love other places as well. If you have a look at my pictures from Ireland or anywhere else, you will understand. I love our planet Earth with all its beauties and when I am in a place and be it only for a short time, I breath the view and the characteristiques of it, I try to become part of it and reproduce in my pictures of what I see and feel.
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