That Tree Talked to Me
Gorgeous photos with quirky stories
Trees talk. So do flowers, geese, bridges, and fire hydrants. They are some of the best storytellers on the planet. Cathryn Wellner captured the evidence in this hand-sized book of photographs and small-scale stories. Jump on a creative journey with a guide whose connection to the world is quirky and slightly off kilter.
That Tree Talked to Me is the first book in the Small Scale Stories series. The full-color photographs and lyrical short tales explore the communications most people pass by without noticing. A heart-shaped rock longs for love. A fire hydrant spends summer practicing stories to share with the leaves that blow around him in fall. A bird despairs, sure the seed he dropped is the best he will ever find.
Scientists remind us our bodies and everything around us contain stardust, bits of the universe that are recycled and reshaped endlessly. The tree that shades us is a relative. So are the rock and the fire hydrant. Small Scale Stories encourage us to acknowledge and love our relations.
The books are hand sized, just right for keeping on a bedside table and giving to friends. Writing and creativity teachers will find them a useful tool for nourishing imagination and creativity.
That Tree Talked to Me – and it also talked to my Instagram pals:
“What you do is shift the paradigm… And have your readers look at things in a whole new light… Not everyone can do that – particularly with the lighthearted approach you so often bring…” @bjholwerda
“Your photos and captions are a wonderful delight. It’s not a surprise that you have captivated many in your books.” @janis_sunnycoast
“I love how you see nature. Sometimes I think you’re in my head.” @crackedpotts
“I love your imaginative take on the world.” @admadk
“You have a very soulful way of writing. I look forward each day to see what whimsical or heart touching quote you write.” @kitkat4217