Trees of Transition

Comfort for people going through life transitions by sharing thoughts, photos, cards, and recipes.


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Green and Gray in the Midwest

This spring has been sputtering to gain warmth, so here are some late springtime photos I took last year to insprire us here in the midwestern United States that spring will really blossom again!

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A Study of the Transitions of Blue


The sky’s shade of blue is always transitioning; when there are clouds, the blue is mixed with white. When the skies clear, the blue is so solid and majestic. My favorite time to enjoy a solid blue sky is in the middle of winter when the blue is so deep it is the color of light blueberries. 
Another kind of blue I love is when water reflects the sky. Especially if there is a wind, the water has much more flecked and textured shade of blue. The blue is a mixture of light and dark depending on how the wind is blowing. 
On my run this morning, I get to see both kinds of blue: the textured blue of the water and the white and blue mixture of sky, and it is transferring a lot of peace to my heart. Have a great day!
-Mary Hope
Copyright 2017


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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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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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