Trees of Transition

Planting seeds of hope throughout our world through sharing photography and thoughts on teaching, cooking, and life transitions.


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Refreshing Designs

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This birch tree trifecta’s shapes excited me yesterday–the flowing lines and shades of color. My Dad’s health has stabilized for now–and he is working on learning to walk again. Thank you all for your prayers, kind word, and support.
I had a wonderful run (that helped relieve the stress from what we are going through with my Dad) yesterday and saw these natural designs:
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Muir Woods and Beach–Place of Enchanting Light

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We had been deep along the trail side of the mountain–off to the side of the main trial with the traditional groups of redwoods; then we entered back onto the main trail and saw the afternoon sun slanting down through the branches. Muir Woods becomes magical when the sunlight pierces deep into the glade! The photos above are my favorite, but here are a few more: Continue reading


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Plant Fireworks!

Plants make me smile! Even plants in the city do too: Yesterday in the city I saw a biker with a bouquet of flowers sticking out of his backpack as he wheeled home. Those blooms being biked along a busy city street made me laugh.


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Nurturing A Little Tree Hugger

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This afternoon my 22-month old nephew and I were hugging the maple tree out back! I just touched the tree, then started hugging it and showed my nephew how, and he did it several times. (He loves hugging his dog, so why not the tree too?!?)

How can we help kids enjoy nature from the time they start walking:
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