Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Austrian black pine #11

Austrian black pine, Pinus nigra austriaca, collected in Austria in 1998. The first image is of 2001 when i got this tree. It seemed a hopeless case right from the outset. I got it for scrap value as an add-on in a trade. The stiff trunk went to the wrong side. I split it and bent it with brute force. It was for sale all this time. Now, eight years later it all of a sudden shines and is not for sale anymore. Tough luck!