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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Dream Big!

 

Last summer I snapped this photo and wrote these words under it: “Dream big!” I felt those words connected with this photo because of the sunflower was over 10 feet tall! Later that day I applied to the teaching job that I landed the next week. Sometimes nature gives us the inspiration we need to push ahead. I’m glad I’ve been able to be a teacher again!

Peace.

~Mary Hope

Copyright 2017


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Dandelions & Violets Remind Me of My Grandma Winnie

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I love the cheerful “lioness” of dandelions. I know a lot of people hate the pesky flowers that voluntarily sprout in their lawns, but I grew up in the country where we did not need to pull them up; that means I like popping off their heads and blowing the wispy seedpods to spread their seeds.

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The Animal Hospital’s Tulips

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I clean an animal hospital twice a week, and for about two weeks now, these tulips have caught my eye as I pulled in. On Wednesday I took the time to walk over and enjoy them close up! Now I get to share them with you. Notice how deep the red is–it has a blue side to it, and this shade of red rushes my heart with joy.

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Running to See My Honey and Thoughts on Home

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Yesterday summer did a trial run here in the Midwest, and we got 80 degree weather! I finally ran the 3.5 miles from my apartment to Stephen’s place, and I stopped and shot a few photos along the way. The sun slanted its ray across my path at points, many people were outside–mowing or just enjoying being outside after many frozen days. The apple blossoms made me so happy with their snowy grace and lingering scent. Come, run along with me:

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Thoughts on Being a Shop Owner for a Year (and a Birthday Coupon!)

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Need some spring greeting cards? I have the answer! Yesterday was my photo card shop Trees of Transition Art and Design’s 1st Birthday, So I’m extending a Flash Sale at the shop–get 40% off your order by using the code at checkout FIRSTBIRTHDAY (good until midnight.)  See more at: www.etsy.com/shop/TreesofTransitionArt

Another stupendous deal: If you would like a free photo book from the photography company where I print many of my photos, follow this link: https://invite-shutterfly.com/x/SMHR3s
A couple of months ago, after seeing how excited I was about creating cool cards, my Dad said, “She’s definitely a small shop owner!” He went on to say that “You are the daughter, granddaughter, and great granddaughter of small shop owners.” I’m proud to be part of that heritage of coming from a family of blacksmiths. In honor of how may Dad created wrought iron, I created cards and a handy 3-ring binder to celebrate this:
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