Weeping Willows is the heart-wrenching story of a woman’s journey in life as she struggles to escape the horrific past that continues to haunt her present life. Ryan and Naomi Palmer have been happily married for five years and both maintain steady careers that provide financial stability for their fast-paced and comfortable lifestyles. One day an unexpected surprise surfaces that may alter the loving couple’s very predictable day to day lives forever. Naomi is dealing with the tormenting demons from her own past; while Ryan is struggling to maintain his own life altering secret. Their marriage will never be the same as their once loving relationship is faced with a perilous downward spiral into an unknown and terrifying outcome.
A Guide to the Common and Unusual Trees of the City
Author: Gerald B. Straley
Publisher: UBC Press
Vancouver is famous for its trees. The range of vegetation in this green city is extraordinary. Native and cultivated trees, many of which are not found anywhere else in Canada, thrive in the mild, wet winters and drier summers. Gerald Straley, a leading researcher and a popular science educator at the Botanical Garden at the University of British Columbia, knows Vancouver's woody, green heritage well. In this comprehensive guide, the first of its kind, he draws attention to the great diversity of trees in the city -- on its streets, in its parks, and in its public and private gardens. Trees of Vancouver is an invaluable guidebook for visitors and residents and an authoritative tool for horticulturists, landscape architects, naturalists, and the nursery industry. It provides detailed, easy-to-understand information on over 470 kinds of trees. Each entry contains particulars about the origins, general appearance, merits, problems, and uses in landscaping of individual species. To aid further in identification, entries specify locations where outstanding examples can be seen. The text is complemented by hundreds of the author's delicate drawings of the leaves, flowers, fruits, or other distinctive features of individual trees, and by colour plates of 86 trees. For the reader who wants to spend a pleasant day exploring and identifying specimens, there are detailed maps of several locations in the city where a wide variety of trees can be seen.
When he discovers that his wife is in love with another man, Lee Harris, a Chicago accountant, packs everything into his SUV and leaves town. He finds himself in a quirky place called River Bend where he is forced to re-examine everything as he starts over.
Gum Nuts and Weeping Willows is a fictionalised story based on extraordinary true events, starting with the author’s great grandparents’ sea journey from London to Australia in the 1800s, and follows the life of the Jack family.
Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."