Now I am in Israel for a week at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens Bonsai Event

Yesterday I arrived at Tel Aviv airport right in the heart of Israel. I was met by Ofer Grunwald who was dressed as a large white rabbit with a pink tummy! This was the start of my Israeli odyssey. When I left the UK it was 28c and very hot for May. Here in the north of Israel it is also unusually hot for May… its 38c! Enrico Savini and his student Tommaso Triossi are here to as we are doing a demo at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens later this week. Today we were blessed with a yamadori hunt, not to collect as it is way too hot… but to investigate and recommend to Ofer what to look for and what to collect. Here are a few images from the trip so far…

Perhaps you should not collect yamadori here