With fall colors beautifying the landscape, some people drive through mountains, where spectacular bursts of color cloak many trees. For people who can’t or don’t want to travel, there are easier ways to see the changing colors. Yesterday, I took a walk along the riverine corridor through part of Farmington, New Mexico, where I live.
When I wrote my recent children’s fiction picture book, If I Were a Tree, What Would I Be?, I drew on experiences I’d had over several years with many different trees. The book tells about two children who love trees. They can hear them with their hearts. They make friends with a cottonwood. The tree
A tall juniper tree in my front yard lends its shade to the hollyhock plant that grows near it. The shade keeps the hollyhock from getting too much sun. Plants, like people, enjoy the sun. But many plants also sometimes need shade so they don’t get too hot. We’re that way too. It’s fun to
I have two spruce trees in my back yard. They stay green all year long and help to make my yard look beautiful. They also supply cooling shade during the hot summer months. I see them every day, especially when I spend time playing with my dog, Peanut, in the back yard. She loves to
Though we often think of bullies as being mostly found in school settings, they pop up everywhere, even among adults. They can be found in every walk of life. Usually, bullies try to belittle and intimidate others because they have a low opinion of themselves. If they can make someone else feel sad, uncomfortable or