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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Experiencing the World War II Memorial

During our recent road trip, we stopped by Washington DC to especially see the World War II Memorial. Seeing how big the memorial is, and especially seeing the stars of rememberance section, made me so thankful for all the people who sacrificed their lives, their mental health, and changed their lives because of that war. Here’s some snaps of the memorial: Continue reading


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Hawaii Honeymoon Highlights

On the north side of Kawaii this lighthouse stands, and we enjoyed gazing at it and walking up around it. Here are more scenes from our trip to Kawaii, Hawaii last June:

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Taking California Home

20160106-122228-44548981.jpg It’s great to be home, and I’m glad we brought some California fruit with us. Stephen sure knows how to pack it–he put it toward the bottom of the luggage and covered it with layers of clothes.
Here’s a sneak peak at the redwoods we saw: Continue reading


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Speeding in a Car Full of Lemons (Or Two Bags Worth!)

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“If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
This works literally and figuratively: Making lemonade from my cousin’s Lisbon lemons is marvelous, and choosing to learn from the challenges of our road trip instead of get mad about them is a productive way to live.

In Nevada, with hours to drive on the open road, I thought I could use the “drive ten over” miles per hour rule. So with a little thought, I set cruise control at 85 mph and just sailed. Continue reading


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Mount Rushmore: Outdoor Art

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Mount Rushmore portrays four leaders of the United States that represent some the values of our country: freedom, creativity, responsibility, conservation, civil rights… This outdoor art took over twenty years to carve, and I’m glad the sculptor took the time. The Sculptors Studio has huge windows where the artist had his scale model and used that to transform the mountain into a monument!

Here are quotes from each of the leaders that were chosen to have their faces chiseled into stone: Continue reading