With a business meeting in Napa earlier this week I had the chance to spend last Sunday afternoon with an old dear friend driving by Zen around the Bay Area, eating legendary dim sum, contemplating the ways and means of bonsai, studying bones and burgers, and wishing there was a way to suspend the day in amber so it didn't have to end.

But it did, of course, which is why the images of the carefully tended concentrated growth of the bonsai stayed with me, and took the edge off the goodbye.

Traveler's Tip: If you ask nice when you visit the Gardens (like we did) they might let you in the back.

Shot at the The Oakland Bonsai Gardens
Oakland, CA
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