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Tree of Life

“Tree of Life” by Jacqueline Perry, block ink on paper, 2012 Have you ever walked by a tree and thought to yourself, “Tree of Life”. Maybe it was the shape or the gesture it seemed to make with its branches. … Continue reading

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By Design

“Linden Tree Seeds and Wind”, by Jacqueline Perry, linocut print, 2012 From A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice, Steven Chase invites the reader to find a small object in nature and take it home as a form of … Continue reading

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Anna Feeding a Doe

My grandmother, Anna London, made many paintings in her life. She liked to paint local landscapes or copy scenes from cards or calendars. If she sold a painting at the county fair for more than $75,  she would call it her “bread … Continue reading

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Acts of Creation

© Jacqueline Perry, “Two Trunks” Thanks to the Arbor Day Foundation at http://www.arborday.org/  for connecting children with nature and for sharing a few quotes about trees: “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”–John Muir “The earth brought forth … Continue reading

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Five Possible Responses

Queen Anne’s Lace and spray paint on paper by Jacqueline Perry, 2012 Queen  Anne’s Lace appeared early this year. Too embarassed to bolding harvest the weed from the roadside, I’ve been passing it by. Walking by a weedy student rental today, I … Continue reading

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Nature and Healing

Thanks to Marion, a friend, for letting me share this story about the healing power of nature. In the last year of her life, Marion’s mother came to live with Marion’s family. After Marion opened the window in her mother’s bedroom, … Continue reading

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Gesture

  Drawing a friend’s cat on a stone retaining wall reminded me to look for the gestures in nature. Sometimes you only have seconds to respond.

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Tree planted by water

“He will be like a tree planted by water that sends out its roots by the stream and will not fear when the heat comes. But its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year … Continue reading

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Muddy Places

I was at Swanie Slough early this morning to see if I could capture some pictures of turtles. Yesterday, I noticed the sign posted near the slough telling visitors to be aware of the Turtle Study taking place through June. … Continue reading

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About my header image

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. On a walk I stepped on a  brown beetle-eaten leaf. The shape caught my eye. I picked up the leaf from the wet sidewalk and noticed its lacyness–the holes so evenly spaced. Careful not to crush it, I held the leaf in … Continue reading

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