Trees Up Close offers an intimate, revealing look at the beauty of leaves, flowers, cones, fruits, seeds, buds, bark, and twigs of the most common trees. With more than 200 dazzling photos, you will be amazed by the otherwordly beauty of the acorns from a sawtooth oak, enchanted by the immature fruits of a red maple, and dazzled by the delicate emerging flowers of the American elm.
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“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plan.” —Henry David Thoreau
Nancy Ross Hugo writes about natural history, gardening, and floral as garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and education manager of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For more information about Ross Hugo, her lecture schedule, and her current projects, visit nancyrosshugo.com or windowsillarranging.blogspot.com.
Robert Llewellyn’s photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books currently in print. His book, Empires of the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America, won five national awards in nonfiction and photography, and Washington: The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department.
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