Featured Book “THESE TREES” by Ruthie Rosauer
Book title: These Trees
Photography and Poetry
Editor and Photographer: Ruthie Rosauer
Publisher: Rose River Press Publication date: June 2017 Number of pages: 176 Price: $25
About the book
This book is a veritable ‘valentine’ to the arboreal world. Ruthie Rosauer, editor and photographer is obviously tree-crazy. There are over 140 of her images of trees divided into six chapters: Bark, Leaves, Roots, Shapes, Crowning Glories and Whole trees.
A call for tree-related poems resulted in submissions by nearly 100 poets. Twenty five poems penned by 20 authors were chosen to accompany the photographs. Some of the poems are about specific types of trees, such as redbuds, dogwoods or paperbark maples and these poems are paired with photos of those specific trees. Most are less about a specific tree and more about the feelings evoked by trees in general.
Settle in with a beverage of your choice as you leisurely peruse this collection of photographs and poetry. You’ll want to visit the pages again and again. See Blue Ridge Now interview with the author.
Where You Can Purchase
Website where it can be purchased: www.RuthieRosePhotography.com
A Walk in the Woods (423 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC) www.awalkinthewoodsnc.com
Tryon School of Arts and Crafts (373 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon, NC) www.TryonArtsandCrafts.org
About the photographer
Ruthie Rosauer grew up in New Jersey where she took trees for granted. Moving to West Texas in mid-life she literally wept day after day in longing for trees other than the treacherous mesquite (those thorns!) or occasional cottonwood. She never took trees for granted again.
It was her passion for trees that first drew her to photography. She particularly likes photographing bark because of its texture. In 2014 she began photographing trees with the idea of one day creating a book. She began editing in earnest in 2016 with publication in June 2017.
Her work has been shown in multiple shows in Hendersonville, the Transylvania Arts Council’s shows in Brevard, Tryon Sculptors & Painters, Tryon School of Arts and Crafts and the Burke County Arts Council’s gallery in Morganton, NC.
Ruthie has been a magazine editor, economist and attorney. Now retired, she moved to Hendersonville in 2011 where she lives with her husband and two dogs – surrounded by trees.