Bill was participating in a multi-country exercise while in Germany. Some of the countries brought token gifts, and he received more than a few things to take up space on our shelves. My “favorite” is this 10″ tall “bonzai” tree. The “leaves” are various stones, quarried in that country. I can’t remember which one – Tajikistan, perhaps? Bill said he saw trees like this in stores all over the country. When he described it over the phone, it sounded pretty.