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THESE TREES Book Launch Party at Kenilworth Inn August 26, 2 – 4:30


Saturday, August 26, 2 – 4:30 pm

Where:           Kenilworth Inn     60 Caledonia Road, Asheville, NC 28803 

What:              Celebrate with Ruthie Rosauer the launch of her book,


Photographer Ruthie Rosauer has a new photo essay book THESE TREES (Rose River Press, 2017). As the title suggests, it is a collection of 140 photographs detailing trees as you may never have 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. Ruthie’s passion for trees has been translated into this veritable ‘valentine’ to the arboreal world.

The book is organized into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Shapes, Roots, Crowning Glories and Whole Trees. It is in part contemplative, part whimsical, but always a celebration of the tree in its natural setting. To keep you company on your virtual walk through these trees are 25 companion poems penned by 20 poets.

What people are saying about “These Trees”

“[This] book is stunningly beautiful, gorgeous.  At the same time it’s very contemplative and meditative—it is a “find” in the sense that images like these remind us to take our nose from the ‘grindstone’ of daily busy life.”

“You have married the photos and writings perfectly!”

“In this delightful book, artistic images combine with soothing language to create something more powerful than either alone. Immersing oneself in this inspiring world of trees would be a perfect antidote to a gloomy winter evening.” Kenn Amdahl, author and president of Clearwater Publishing.

“These Trees” is an artistic and contemplative exploration of the anatomy of trees. It is interspersed with Ruthie’s thoughtful curation of poetry and quotations as well as her own insights.”

The photos and poems left me feeling warmly peaceful and grateful for the wonders of this world!    

For more about These Trees see Ruthie’s website: or pick up a copy at A Walk in the Woods, 423 N. Main St. Hendersonville, Tryon School of Arts and Crafts or Malaprops in Asheville.

Ruthie Rosauer


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