The new year is well underway, and we are busy planning our suiseki activities for 2011. Abundant rains here in Northern California this winter point to a fine collecting season this year.
Meanwhile, as we are wait for the water levels to go down, we can enjoy our memories of a busy 2010.
Ume pattern stone from the Eel River by Hiroshi Suzuki (1928-2010). Exhibited at the San Francisco Suiseki Kai Annual Exhibit, August 2010.
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In August we held our 29th Annual Exhibit at Japan Center. Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki exhibited several of his finest stones from his 30 year career as a suiseki artist and collector. One of the stones he exhibited was the beautiful ume pattern stone pictured above.
The club went on group tanseki trips to the Eel River (in May), the Little Truckee (August), Klamath River (September) and, Black Butte Lake (October). And at the end of October we (along with friends from the California Suiseki Society) hosted a guided tanseki to the Eel River for attendees of the Golden State Bonsai Federation convention.