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Post  monte on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:07 am

Hello, I live in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia Canada. The stones etc posted below were all collected by myself locally. Thoughts & opinions on these items much appreciated. Hopefully I'll post some more once they finish melting out of the snowpack in my yard.

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Post  monte on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:10 am


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Post  monte on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:31 am

A couple mini mountains about 2-3"tall

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Post  monte on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:34 am


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Post  monte on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:38 am

Something else that I'm lucky to have in my area, just as fun to hunt for as suiseki.

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Post  monte on Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:43 am

Finally a couple sticks, I hope nobody minds some wood in the stone forum, I just really like the asthetics of this kind of old aged wood. It's great to live in the mountains!

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Post  dick benbow on Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:53 am

looks like I get to be th first one to thank-you for posting/sharing.

Some rather interesting subjects.

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Post  LSBonsai on Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:03 am

Gorgeous! I know nothing about suiseki, but I can see that this is an amazing variety of stones.

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Post  Guest on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:10 am

Hi Monte

Your stones are really nice.Some looks to big for viewingstones, but very elegant and powerfull.

Other off your stones is really material for mounting as viewingstones...they look interesting, and more of them looks like japanese suiseki..one even looks Chinese. You really have something interesting here.

Hope to hear much more from you.

Very kind regards Yvonne

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Post  sunip on Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:18 am

monte wrote: It's great to live in the mountains!
Hello Monte.
Nice collection of viewing stones great variety to.
As i am living in a flat country with no stone, i imagine your adventures on your trips in the mountains.
Most of them are big stones i think, as they have an evocative quality they could work well in a meditative garden.
The smaller ones would work well inside the house as viewing stones.
Thinking how your climate conditions must be, the nice gray black peaked mountain stone you posted at 1.21 am., will gonna freeze apart in the coming time i am afraid, maybe some shelter would be good for this one?
Sunip Wink

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Post  monte on Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:53 pm

Thanks for the replies, you're right Sunip about that mountain stone it probably would split eventually if left outside over winter, it has a spot in my house.

I do collect up large stones when I am able pick them up & carry them to the car, what is a typical max size to be considered a viewing stone or suiseki?

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Post  Guest on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:48 pm

Hi Monte

I dont think there is a limit....In China have I seen a mountainstone in a carved seat bigger than a doubblebed.

A friend of mine have a japanese suiseki in a wooden daisa as big as 180 cm. long.

In the other end...how small can you carve a seat?

At all depends of the person and the stone...how much room do you have, what can you carry?

I know I prefer a stone I can carry, but I would not say no to a nice bigger stone, if it came my way Smile

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  stonener on Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:23 am

Hello & welcome aboard Monte!
by definition, "can be held in one hand comfortably"
but my yard has 5, one hundred and fifty pound river polished garnets,
and 4 two hundred pound jade's & 3 even heavier serpentine's!
I consider suiseki because of there special quality's,
shape, texture, color, hardness, ware, image, patterns, material etc.
there is no real limit that I know of, I have three very large stones in our living room.
admired as natural sculptures, in China my garden shangshi would be considered small.
But as a man! I can tell you bigger is better... Basketball



not real proud of what I did to this stone! but this is my sumoseki waterfall Jasper


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