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PersonaliTrees: Let the Human Spirit Awaken in the Presence of Trees

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Bringing together photos of trees and inspirational quotes, this collection presents a new way of looking at trees. Trees can have visible faces, stories, beauty, loveliness, and hardship, and their personalities are brought to life in this book. Introducing trees as a portal to understanding the eternal truths and deeper meanings of life, the photographs and accompanying ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Findhorn Press
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Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As someone who grew up in the rural Northeast Iowa, the tree images and accompanied quotes speak to my soul. As a child, I would head to our grove of trees, often accompanied by our dog, Duke. As I sat amongst our homestead's trees, hugging Duke, I'd do a lot of thinking. Sometimes, I'd just listen to the leaves, as the sunshine would pass through. Nature calms my inner spirit. The author has lost a sister to breast cancer and faced the dreaded C word onslaught herself. Breast cancer has obvious ...more
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
PersonaliTrees: Let the Human Spirit Awaken in the Presence of Trees is both enchanting and intriguing, while simultaneously leaving one asking for more. In her afterword, Klostermann-Ketels describes how this photographic essay came to be:

In August of 2009, a violent hail and wind storm decimated parts of the beautiful greenbelt area around Pine Lake in Iowa where many of these pictures were taken. The trees and the messages they conveyed about their lifetimes (and ours) were lost forever, or w
Kathleen O'Mara
Apr 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
PersonaliTrees is an inspirational book that lifts one’s spirit. Timeless photographs show the winter trees in most expressive ways. Accompanying the photographs are wise sayings from some of the most memorable philosophers through history.

Author Joan Klostermann-Ketels is dedicated in helping others from health and well-being through her writing and training company. Her book PersonaliTrees brings together Nature and great human thought in a blending of Nature & Human Wisdom.

Trees (and all Na
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
A beautiful book which makes a great gift for Tree-lovers! Not only is it stunning tree photography intertwined with exquisite poetry - but it also has a lovely story behind its making, which can be found at the beginning of the book.
Jackie Primiano
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My daughter gave me this book - we believe in the Spirit of the Tree. It is a beautiful book with a photo of a tree on each page coupled with beautiful words
Dec 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
'As we grow we old, the beauty steals inward.' Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photography and poetry page by page. Beautiful trees and quotes. Inspirational and lovely to flip through.
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