July 12, 2011
With a photographer’s eye and a poet’s sensitivity Joan Klostermann-Ketels creates a magical world where trees are philosophers. In this beautiful little volume from Findhorn Press, she puts a thoughtful collection of quotations into the “mouths” of some very unusual tree characters, bringing them to life in a touching and amusing way.
One tree, with wide “eyes”, gaping “mouth” and out-flung “arms” is shouting “Woo-Hoo!” and through the accompanying quote from Mencius reminds us that “Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.”
We could all benefit from this gentle reminder to look to nature for its wisdom and let our imagination soar. HumaniTrees would make a charming hostess gift or coffee table book.