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Finding My Nest

Christine
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“Christy, Christy, where are you?” my mother called, in vain.  I was only about a dozen feet away from her, but as it was 12 feet straight up, the odds of her finding me were slim.

Family
May 7, 2018

Endless Beauty

Kelsey
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This old tree ... I was in the neighborhood this morning, so I had to stop by and pause, inhale the scent of those sweet blossoms, and take a picture.

Family
May 4, 2018
Photo of a magnolia tree with pink flowers

Comfort and Peace

Viana
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My story isn't just about one tree but about being among many trees. The day my mother died, I headed straight to The Morton Arboretum to go for a walk in the woods.

Family
April 30, 2018
Photo of Spruce Plot at The Morton Arboretum, a grove of tall spruce trees

My Tree Man

Anne
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For at least 25 years I've been doodling trees--in margins of notebooks in high school English, on my flared jeans in Sharpie during a "Survey of the Old Testament" class in college
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April 28, 2018

The Circle of Life

Jeffrey
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In September 1999, my 13-year-old daughter came to me for help after being assigned an eighth-grade science project: “creating an experiment with plants.” Being an avid amateur gardener

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April 28, 2018
Oak sapling enclosed in mesh fabric to deter cicadas

A Gift for Mom

Meghan
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Redbuds always remind me of the beauty of spring, the awakening from the winter and the coming of a vibrant summer.

Family
April 25, 2018
Small girl kissing trunk of redbud sapling
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