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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:11 pm

Is setting up a display today for the public at the Weyerhaeuser bonsai display. was thinking about taking my camera and having you come along.

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looking forward to it

Post  stonener on Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:51 pm

That would be real nice, Dick!
Your random act of kindness would be greatly appreciated!
Thank You for your time and effort to share... Basketball

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:32 pm

We gathered at about 9 am and began by setting up the tables within the display cases which are housed within a structure to protect from weather. About half a dozen members showed up and began the work which wrapped up around 1 pm.
table covers were ironed and the 34 pieces for display halfed to go into the two cases. The stones were first photograped to be put into a commenerative magazine and then began the process of grouping stones together for display. Any questions I'd be glad to answer.

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:36 pm

our next trip out BTW is next weekend on the Stillaquamish River, some will camp out friday and saturday night and many other working stiffs will make the run on saturday.....

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:41 pm

The suiseki group is part of Puget Sound Bonsai Association, and is expected in a few years maybe to step out on it's own.

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:46 pm

I wouldn't be human so to speak without doing a close-up to my contribution to the display. Nick-named "benbow Mountain" by my daiza maker, the name stuck and is used to referr to my lucky find. Smile

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:57 pm

This is our third stone show and considered by the set up group as the best so far...Smile

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:00 pm

and finally the last of the sets. S0-so photography with glass tuff on reflection but atleast you'll have a chance to see something not all can get too. Enjoy...

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Post  dick benbow on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:02 pm

As you can tell by the last shot we had just finished cleaning up side the display cases and I could have waited till the towels were removed but was in a rush to get it post. ( sorry bout that! ) Now that I've got that done, I'm off to bonsai NW. It's a tough life but someone has to live it Smile

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:06 pm

Thanks for the images. It is a shame you have to put everything behind glass.

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one picture = thousand words

Post  stonener on Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:30 am

Nice job of documentation Dick!
Behind glass makes me feel safe,... Suspect
and better able to display my special treasures.
Of course I once had a couple of guys use their pocket knifes,
to scratch test my stone for hardness,... affraid
and another my daiza to see if it was made of real wood!
I also was shocked to find a friends bronze okimono missing,
during a convention exhibit once in Northern California.
You don't know what you have till it's gone... Basketball


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Post  dick benbow on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:42 pm

you don't know what you have till it's gone.....take paradise put up a parking lot.....was a DJ during the 60's and can't get some of the song lines out of my head Smile

lately i have been listening to Chihiro Onitsuka who is a song writer and vocalist in japan. I'm thinking of"borrowing" a line from one of her songs to make into konji for a shkishi board to use in a scroll for an alcove display of mine

The whirling sky is calling. with the loudest voice of all....

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Post  Guest on Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:53 pm

Hi Dick

Many thanks for sharing the photos from the exhibition....many interesting stones Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  Young Doan on Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:01 am

Hi Dick,
Thanks for the images. It is so nice stone and set up.
Young

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Post  dick benbow on Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:07 pm

always appreciate getting favorable comments....makes it worth the time and effort to cover these events and then get them posted.
Tho "retired" now, it's just an extenstion of the 16 years I spent in newspaper, covering stories of interest for the community. 10 years before I did similar work in broadcasting...Smile If we go back three more years then you get me back into the Armed forces radio and TV service, where I spent my two years in japan and fell in love with the people and the culture.

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Post  Norma on Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:31 pm

It's a wonderful exhibit!! Most photos can't capture the spirit of every stone but these were very good.

How many of the stones have been collected by your group? Is there a pamphlet that describes the stones origins to visitors?

Having the stones behind glass makes sense; our Mother's Day show at the Como Conservatory in St.Paul has frustrated our stone group with little finger marks in the daiza sand.

Thanks for sharing....!!

Norma

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Post  dick benbow on Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:01 am

You can see the glass plates in some of the photos. they ill have the business card sized info to inform owner's name, location where found. and japanese name of stone type and that translation.

Smile Kids do like to touch things as they learn heh?

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