This box showed up on my doorstep Thursday:
I got out the box opener...
And about a dozen screws later, here's what I found inside:
This was all sent to me by Mark Rios. He had seen a bowl I made out of a root ball, so when he happened across a couple root balls, he thought of me. He also knew that crotch wood can sometimes be cool-looking, so he included a chunk of that, too. He'll have to chime in and let us know what kinds of wood are here. (I'm sure he's told me, but I'm too lazy to go look it up right now.)
So, for a non-turner, that Mark Rios guy is alright.
Many thanks, Mark. I hope I can make some pieces out of this wood that are worthy of the work and expense you went to in sending it all to me.