Photographer, Ruthie Rosauer, has created a book of tree photographs entitled, “These Trees.” As the title suggests, it is a collection of 140 photographs detailing trees as many have never seen them before: whole trees, groups of trees, close-ups of bark, leaves, roots, and interesting shapes formed by tree branches, within the bark, or from twisted trunks. Nuts, flowers and fruits form the “Crowning Glories” section. This book is a veritable ‘valentine’ to the arboreal world.
The book is organized into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Shapes, Roots, CrowningGlories and Whole Trees. It is in part contemplative, part whimsical, but alwaysa celebration of the tree in its natural setting. To keep you company on yourvirtual walk through these trees are 25 companion poems penned by 20 poets;six of these poets live in North Carolina. One of the poets is Carol Pearce Bjorlie who penned four of the poems in the book.
You can learn much more about the book on the website: RuthieRosePhotography.com
Pictured below is a Moreton Bay Fig tree taken at Allerton Garden in Kauai.
We are pleased to announce that Northstar Publishing in St. Cloud, Minnesota will be publishing Carol Pearce Bjorlie’s next book of poetry in the first half of 2015. Title and publication date to be announced soon.
Flowers, Barks and Leaves: An Homage to Mother Nature
Ruthie Rosauer is in love with trees. She loves the lines created by trunk and branch, the lush textures of bark and leaf. Although she has taken snapshots for most of her life, it was her passion for trees that drew her to a more serious pursuit of photography. A pursuit that has since branched out to include flowers, landscapes, streams and rocks. Ruthie has harvested the best of her portfolio for this exhibit.
Ruthie’s photographs have been on display at the Blue Ridge Community College for the August 2014 “Bring Us Your Best” juried art show sponsored by the Arts Council of Henderson County, and are currently on display at the Tryon Painters and Sculptors Exhibit through mid-September at 26 Maple St. in Tryon, NC.
Grateful Steps Bookstore is located at 159 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 (phone 828-277-0998)
There will be an artist reception open to the public on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 2 – 3 pm. Refreshments will be served and Ruthie will be on hand. Photos below are from her series: “All Bark, No Bite.”
Ruthie Rosauer, the photographer for Poemscapes, has had her work accepted into Henderson County’s Arts Council juried art show “Bring Us Your Best.” The show opens Friday evening, August 8 and continues through Friday, August 29 (open each day from 10am – 4pm). The exhibit, housed at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall (in the Education, Development and Technology Building) is free and open to the public.
Carol, who puts the ‘poem’ into “Poemscapes” is teaching a writing class the weekend of August 22 – 24, 2014 at the John C. Campbell Folk School in the beautiful Appalachian Mountain vistas of Brasstown, NC. Writers of all levels are encouraged to attend.
On Friday evening, August 1, at 7pm there will be a PEANUTBUTTER and POEMSCAPES
fundraiser at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 2840 Hendersonville Rd., Fletcher, NC.
Price of admission is one jar of peanutbutter, which will be donated to the church’s food pantry.
Carol Pearce Bjorlie, poet and cellist, will read her poems. Carol and her husband, Leo
Bjorlie, will play duets on cello and double bass. Photo collages combining Carol’s poetry
and photos by Ruthie Rosauer will be on display. C
If you have seen Ruthie’s photography on display and wondered where you could purchase it — you need wonder no more. On Saturday, June 14, her work will be on display in the yard of the Art Mob in Hendersonville at 124 – 4th Ave. from 9am – 3pm. It will include poemscape collages and individual photographs.