The owl and the egg

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The owl and the egg

Post  AlainK on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:52 am

I don't think these can be considered as suiseki, but I think they are funny: I found them in my garden, the first one can evoke a lot of different things, depending on the angle you view it (from dinosaur dung to... various things Shocked )

But from this angle, I can see an owl :



The second one I find quite intriguing: is it a fossil egg, a natural concretion, a sculpture from outer space?...





If I can find a flowering rabbit-shaped bonsai, maybe i could use it for an Easter presentation... albino

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Post  Velodog2 on Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:37 pm

The second pic shows a fish chasing it's own tail. For me at least.

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Post  Alan Walker on Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:52 am

I think it's a fossilized PacMan! geek

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Post  Heven on Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:12 am

Hi AlainK, yes indeed it likes an owl from you show us this angle.

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:23 pm

The second pic looks like a fat, decapitated penguin.

Or is that just me?

I'll get my coat.

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Post  Harleyrider on Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:25 pm

And the last one is a fat, bald man, squatting down with his shoulders hunched.

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Post  Heven on Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:22 am

The second stone looks like the God of Longevity or the Disciple of the Buddha in Chinese,haha^^.




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Post  AlainK on Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:44 pm

Heven wrote:The second stone looks like the God of Longevity or the Disciple of the Buddha in Chinese,haha^^.

I like it all the more then Smile

Do you know the name in Chinese?

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Post  Heven on Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:14 am

Hello Alaink,

The first picture is called the God of Longevity, Chinese name 寿星, spell it in Chinese shouxing



The second picture is called the Disciple of the Buddha, Chinese name 罗汉, spell in Chinese luohan, usually it is also known as Buddha, Chinese name 佛, Buddha is the collective name all Buddhas. Chinese prefer stone with the character of buddha.


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Post  AlainK on Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:41 am

Thank you very much for the information.

I will copy the Chinese characters, but I won't try to pronounce them: I once had a Chinese student to whom I asked how "penjing" is sounded, and it took me quite some time to come to something that vaguely resembled the true pronunciation. The "plosive" P is OK, but the raising or falling tones are so unfamiliar for someone like me whose mother tongue is French, with no tones or stress on syllables... Rolling Eyes

Thanks again, I really appreciate.

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Indeed!

Post  Truong on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:28 am

Yes it appeals a lot to imagination. By the way, what's more important, a good stone, or a stone that tells a story?

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