I probably need to write a full article about this tree and all my time with it has meant to me. I'm not ready for that today, but I do have a photo from the studio today and thought it would be interesting for people to see.
In spring 2004 I participated in the Joshua Roth New Talent Contest run by the American Bonsai Society. The material were young shimpaku junipers. Here are some photos of the progression of this modest little tree.