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“These Trees”

Photographer Ruthie Rosauer photographs trees because she loves them. In the book, THESE TREES she shares over 140 color images taken in the United States.

Take a walk through the pages of THESE TREES.
​You won’t be disappointed.

To keep you company on your journey through this beauty, twenty five poems penned by twenty poets settle companionably next to tree bark with initials carved upon it, dogwoods in bloom, a tree holding its own yoga pose, and a mimosa flower standing pink against a sky of pure blue.

Rose River Press announces its latest title,
“These Trees,” by Ruthie Rosauer.

Look inside These Trees

​This book showcases over 130 photographs of trees. Many are paired with poems that further illuminate the photographs. Poets included in this collection are: Carol Pearce Bjorlie, Jean Cassidy, SuzAnne C. Cole, Carol V. Davis, Diane Egge, F.I. Goldhaber, Lois Marie Harrod, Duane L. Herrmann, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Annie Lighthart, Annelinde Metzner, Barbara Quick, Robert Ratliff, Karen Schubert, Marilyn Sequoia, Kate Stockman, Carine Topal,  Kenneth Weene, Sarah Brown Weitzman, Sally Zakariya.


Inspired Photographer

Ruthie Rosauer grew up in New Jersey where she took trees for granted. Moving to West Texas in mid-life she literally wept day after day in longing for trees other than the treacherous mesquite (those thorns really hurt!) or occasional cottonwood. She never took trees for granted again.

She has worked as a magazine editor, economist and attorney; but in retirement finds her greatest joy in photography and music. She now resides in western
North Carolina with her husband and two dogs –
​surrounded by trees. CONTINUE


Book Title: Nursing Home 101: A daughter’s perspective Author: Ruthie RosauerPublication Date: February 2, 2021Publisher: Warren PublishingAvailable: Warren Publishing, Amazon, Barnes and Noble 

There are 15,600 nursing homes in the United States. Practically no one wants to live in one – yet well over a million people do. Ruthie Rosauer hadn’t given much thought to these care facilities until her mother had a massive stroke. A hospital social worker delivered the bad news: Ruthie and her sister had less than 24 hours to find a placement for their mother (who could not swallow, talk, eat, or walk). Thus began their daunting journey of finding a facility, and navigating end-of-life-related paperwork, dental care, staff, hospice, and many other details individuals face when seeking long term care for their loved ones. 

            In this book, Ruthie shares information from her personal journal, as well as interviews with others who have lived through similar situations. “Throughout, her affection for her increasingly frail mother, with whom she previously had a strained relationship, is deeply touching, and her empathy for nursing-home residents, their families, and overworked long-term care staff is just as clear. A wealth of practical advice is packed into just 250 pages, which also include suggested outside resources.” – Kirkus Reviews

Commented one reader, “This book was so well written that I couldn’t put it down. The author, Ruthie Rosauer, has a writing style that is totally engaging and relatable. Her experiences with her mother’s disability are the same types of experiences that thousands of people have had or will have. She offers simple guidance to try and be prepared for having a loved in in a nursing home, either long term or short term.”

About the Author

Ruthie Rosauer holds degrees in English, economics, and law. Her passion for music resulted in Singing Meditation: Together in Sound and Silence (Skinner House), companion songbooks and CDs. Her love of trees led to her book of tree photographs, These Trees (Rose River press). Since her mother’s death, her interest in senior issues has driven her to a variety of volunteer activities. She has served as a nursing home ombudsman on a volunteer basis, organized Side by Side Singing for seniors until the advent of COVID, currently serves on a regional aging advisory council, is a Senior Tar Heels Legislator (alternate), and serves on the board for an advocacy group, Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina, with her husband and two dogs.

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