There was no tree at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum that spoke to me like this California Juniper. Its combination of elegant curves and wild, gnarled branches makes it one of the most remarkable bonsai I've ever seen. I've often felt that this tree is worthy of a book all on its own.
This tree was gift to the Museum by Sze-ern Kuo.
If you're in Washington, DC this weekend, please consider attending World Bonsai Day. An exhibit of my photographs will be on display at the National Arboretum and more information about the events can be seen here: http://www.potomacbonsai.com/festival/