Here in southeast Arkansas some woods such as oak, cypress, cedar, hickory, pecan, black gum, and chinaberry, among others, are easily attainable as by-products of new construction or weather related issues. Other trees grow here but are not as readily available. I am fortunate to have friends and neighbors who keep a "watchful eye" for wood that I can turn into bowls. I recently was offered a less procurable tree and quickly jumped at the opportunity. These are my first few attempts to try to show the beauty God created when he made the Walnut tree.