Archive for March, 2016

Photo Poetry Reflections


Allow the peace of nature to flow into you.
If you let the winds
blow their freshness into you,
and the storms, their energy,
your cares will fall away
like autumn leaves.

John Muir


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In Their Branches

In Their Branches

We all have a favourite Tree. We scaled their trunks in childhood, planted their saplings in memory of someone we loved, and carried their silhouettes in our hearts across lifetimes and continents. We have watched them grow and watched them burn, skylarked around in their foliage and cried into their trunks. Up in their branches we have let our imaginations soar, found a sanctuary away from our troubles, and felt connected to nature and life and the ages.

When ABC RN asked its audience for stories for their Trees project, the response was outstanding—hundreds of listeners sent in their memories and reflections on trees they’ve loved and trees they’ve lost. Gretchen Miller has lovingly gathered over one hundred of these deeply personal stories and poems into this exquisite collection. 

In Their Branches is the perfect book for the arborist, the dreamer and the tree hugger in all of us.



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