Here’s my second-favorite set of photos – after those of the tiny frogs – from our day at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. There was a courtyard full of bonsai trees, of various ages and styles and species (more photos perhaps coming later) but this was by far my favorite.
Like our friend Granddad the Lungfish, this tree shocked me with its longevity. It’s not exactly specified, but “hundreds of years” is long enough to be impressive.
At any rate, it was a very beautiful and impressive tree, with many intricate twists to the trunk.
In its full glory: