This tree seems as if it has grown over a large blue crystal. Is that a likely natural scene? Maybe not, though if large blue crystals did exist in our landscape, I could imagine leaning up against that cold translucent surface and looking up through those branches.
Readers with sharp eyes will have noticed the miniscule plants in a number of the previous pictures. These are ‘accent plants’ and included to provide a counter-point to the main tree, reinforce a sense of scale, and allow the audience to see the tree as two cues of a larger, suggested landscape. The art of bonsai is in being able to suggest that the tree itself is a real, growing, life-size tree, existing in a living, breathing ecosystem.