the book of your life is beautiful

By Rachel Awes on September 18, 2010

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  1. rachel awes says:

    i didn’t mean to post this yet!!
    i was busy re-arranging some posts & dates
    & waaaa laaaa, this one insisted on
    (notice the intended post date is for 2011).
    but i can’t edit it out!!!
    stay tuned for my post this MONDAY.
    maybe it’s all meant to be.

  2. oh rachel i just love it.
    i was noticing some gorgeous trees just like these on the weekend, and wishing i had a camera.
    wish granted.
    thank you.

  3. Yael says:

    It certainly is!!!
    Beautiful photo!

  4. chrissy says:

    there are no mistakes dear one.
    i love the unfurling of crispy bark pages
    will wait patiently for the next chapter to unfold
    from your heart.

  5. that’s awesome! What a find and a beautiful creative imagination to go with it. I love trees.


  6. Wow…there’s something so cool about seeing that 2011 date over there. πŸ™‚

    Found your blog through Liv. Love it and your art.

  7. gorgeous. love the visual metaphor!

  8. Kim Mailhot says:

    each page is something special…
    Gorgeous, Beautiful One !

  9. super dooper post. It was meant to be NOW!

  10. gypsysticks says:

    I have never seen anything like that. I’m really amazed. Forgive my ignorance, but does that really happen all by itself?

  11. Kelly Berkey says:

    i loved the photo and then your sweet face pops up under it!! brilliant! hugs to you lovely lady!

  12. I LOVE the
    scrolled back peek
    into the next
    chapter (2011)
    ….such a hopeful, hopeful
    Now THAT’S a tree of a
    different color.
    Closer to the heartwood:)

  13. it’s a tree trunk from the future.
    whoa. heavy.
    this is a beautiful image and sentiment, past present and future.

  14. Nature is AWESOME! How fabulous! I wish you were closer too, but I feel the love Rachel. Thanks so much.

  15. Kolleen says:


    no coincidences…..
    there is a reason that chose to show up now….
    that 2011 date!!!

    we never know what is hiding underneath…do we?!?
    unless we attempt to peal back the layers and find out!

    love you Rachel

  16. Mary says:

    hmmm, God must have wanted it posted now!! πŸ™‚

    can’t wait to see what unfolds!! πŸ™‚

    Rachel, wanted to tell you I received your beautiful print. I am gonna have it matted and framed!!!

  17. Lori says:

    That is pretty cool that it needed to show up now. But all I can think of is that you are so far ahead in posts that you are into 2011? omg. You HAVE to tell me how you do that!

  18. rachel awes says:

    ohhhh, lori (& all!).
    i’m not all posted up to 2011!
    i was simply flipping a couple posts
    to the next year…wanting to wait on them…
    as i was thinking up a little change in structure here (see this coming mon’s post).

    & gyspysticks (& all!),
    i just found the tree looking like this…
    so i was thinking it happened on its’ own…

  19. Lori says:

    *phew!* I was going to say- In October I would like you to give a presentation on time management! lol

    Looking forward to seeing your post on Monday…

    HUGS to you!

  20. Laura says:

    exquisite…and it is true, the story of every person’s life is filled with beautiful moments/pages.

  21. yes…absolutely…all things at just the right time (turn the page…)

  22. very symbolic photo πŸ™‚

  23. Cathy Bueti says:

    Rachel these pics are beautiful! I love how the layers are peeling away on the tree! Hmmmm…..

    And as others have said there are no accidents! They wanted to be posted!

    Looking forward to your monday post for the rest of the story!

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! I always look forward to your visits! πŸ™‚

  24. lori vliegen says:

    ahhhh, yes…’s to happy accidents, happy mis-postings…..and happy bark peeling back to reveal another beautiful chapter in our book of life!!! enjoy your weekend, sweetness!! xox, :))

  25. ally pye says:

    Beautiful! Nature is amazing, it never fails to renew my sense of hope!I just saw you are a psychologist, I am going through my last year of grad school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Do you use art in your practice? Also, reading that you are a “Harold and the Purple Crayon” fan made me smile BIG! Have a good day!

  26. Carissa says:

    Oh yumm, delicious stories of a natural unfolding. The most perfect and true method.

    image !
    (this reminder)

    Fluffy chair dreaming

  27. Hello! I have always loved white birch trees, especially in the snowy winter time when you can see all of the subtle color in their bark. When I saw the post date I thought that it was something intentional with hidden meaning, the two trees standing as number 11 and the roll of bark reminding me of a scroll…as the book of your life. See. my mind was trying to make sense of it, and then you posted that it was a happy accident. I love that!! Wonderful blog and work too!! xo

  28. elizabeth says:

    Oh! It looks like a book!

    Also, cool. We skipped the last quarter of 2010! πŸ˜‰

  29. naomi orana says:

    I’m glad to see that someone else is technically challenged at times. They are beautiful images xo

  30. Well, I’m glad this posted anyway, because it’s an awesome photo. Wow, I never knew it was so dark under that top layer. How fascinating, the way it’s all peeled back!

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  31. Suz says:

    Love it so much and love all your are doing. I hope Kat and I will meet you some day.

    Suz from St. Paul
    Now on vacation in Croatia

  32. wanda miller says:

    so awesome and what you thought of…ya’ kill me with your creativeness!!!! and talk about time management…you are one organized chicky! xo

  33. ELK says:

    you make me smile know that this tree did not want to wait that long…blessings friend

  34. aimee says:

    hee hee… my little artsygirl just did the same thing with her freshly painted wall. i went to tuck her into bed a few nights ago and found a huge spot where she’s chipped away at the pink and revealed the green underneath…

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