Category: Inspiration

American Viewing Stone

By Bud Hostetler

Basalt Viewing Stone image by Bud Hostetler

Collected on the Caribou River in October of 2013. This stone measures 4″ by 4 1/2″ by 6″ high. It’s a very nice sheet-waterfall stone. The stone is greenish/black basalt with a wide quartz waterfall running down one side only. There is a small parking area on Hwy 61 at the Caribou River. There is a good hiking trail, approximately a half mile long that follows the river upstream that ties into the Superior Hiking Trail System. This particular stone was found on the downstream side, across the Hwy from the parking area.

The North Shore area is an easy drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul and is an excellent place to do some serious rock hunting. There is a small group within the Minnesota Bonsai Society that makes an annual fall pilgrimage to hunt for rocks and maybe take a side trip to collect a few Tamarack trees in the Ely area.

Remembering Pat Leners

by Cheryl Sykora
Pat Leners died at the end of October at the same time the Golden State Bonsai Federation Convention was being held in Sacramento. (more…)

Visiting Rodney Clemons

by Sue and Dale Krueger
Last February, we enjoyed visiting Rodney Clemons and his wife Charlie at their home in Stone Mountain, Georgia, which is right outside of Atlanta. (more…)