so I have been a life longer lurker among the internet bonsai community - I have been doing bonsai in my backyard for 8 years and finally got to the point where learning from the internet and books just wasn't enough. Recently joined the portland bonsai society, visited the pudget sound bonsai association and decided to participate more online -
I was surprised by the number of US members on this forum, especially washington, oregon and northern california... so I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.
I'll be posting pictures soon to get some input on styling and other things
I too am a BSOP member and like Darrell I haven't been to a meeting in a long time! Welcome to the nut, I am sure you will enjoy it here!
Also, send me an email or pm and I can give you some insight to the club, where to get trees locally and information on the upcoming Walter Pall workshops I have scheduled. It would be a great place to bring your shimpaku.