Thank you John and Pierre for your kind words. I'm back after a couple of difficult days and they mean a lot to me. I think John is right when he says another 10 years (at least!) are needed, while there are parts of the Aceretum and garden that are quite grown, whole areas still look sparse and underwhelming, at least to me. Still it is already fun to have visitors and talk trees; some people with good imaginations can see what I'm getting towards. Here are a few more: A little 'Aoyagi' (2), Acer pauciflorum (3), A. shirasawanum ssp. shirasawanum (2), Acers 'White Tigress' and miyabei, A. tataricum ssp ginalla 'Yama zakura'.