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Trees – Scribble Picnic

We arrived home from Arizona in the early days of April. Trees dot our landscape, both evergreen and deciduous. The prompt this week on #ScribblePicnic is TREES. Perfect.

We live about 3 hours north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Snow still lay in the bush for the first few days after our arrival and in  piles as a result of the snowplows.

It rained. It felt cold. No more blue skies every day.
No colourful flowers. Bare trees. But spring is coming. (click to tweet)

But the grass was green. The evergreens displayed their uninterrupted colour.


The deciduous trees are still bare. Some buds have begun to peep out.


I look for buds every day. I took my camera and went hunting for spring. You can see the results below.




I used watercolour pencils to paint the large pine in our side yard.



Then I used water to make it look like a watercolour painting.




I sketched in pencil our bare wild cherry. trees

We went to an Earth Day Event in the park put on by all our local churches. We were given gifts of tree shoots from Haliburton Forest.


We live on the Canadian Shield so we have rock – lots of rock. Mostly granite.


Join us at Scribble Picnic. 


Check out I Remember – The Seasons, written by Brenda Poulos and I did the illustrations.

Found at amazon.com and amazon.ca

Building snowmen…going for hayrides…raking leaves. These are just a few of the pages in I Remember the Seasons that will bring fond memories to life for those affected by Alzheimer’s. I Remember the Seasons is a simple and effective picture book containing lovely illustrations by Janis Cox. Poetry, and discussion questions will set the stage for meaningful conversations between people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.


Trees of the Book – a review

Trees of the Book – A review

Kimberley Payne awakens children (and adults) to the immense knowledge that can be found in the Bible. In her book, Trees of the Book, Kimberley focusses on some of the trees found in Scripture. She tells short stories related to the “tree Scripture”; asks questions; gives a few interesting (and to me unknown) facts and gives various activities to review the information.

Trees of the Book by Kimberley Payne


The artwork is delightful and colourful.

I found, even as an adult, that I learned much from this little book.

It would be perfect for homeschoolers; Christian Schools and Sunday Schools.

Bravo Kimberley for a great resource.


Explore the Bible and learn from God’s creation. This entertaining and educational book offers children loads of fun. At the same time they’ll be learning about the Bible.

Inside its pages you’ll find:

  • Bible stories told from the viewpoint of the tree
  • Fast facts to help identify the specific tree
  • An activity to help reinforce the truth in the lesson
  • Challenging questions to support each story
  • Glossary and “People of the Bible” sections at the back of the book define words which are highlighted in bold
  • Project suggestions to enhance your learning

This engaging and instructive book is a colourful introduction to trees, leaves and their corresponding Bible stories. It’s ideal for 7 to 9 year olds, for home or school use and classroom sharing in grades 2/3 to supplement the Life Sciences Curriculum on Plant Life.

Blog dedicated to the book: http://www.scienceandfaithmatters.wordpress.com

YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AndFaithMatters/videos?view=0

FB author page: www.facebook.com/KimberleyPayne.Author

 About the Author:

Kimberley Payne

Kimberley Payne is a former college teacher and lover of Jesus and Mr. Sketch scented markers. She combines her teaching experience and her love of writing to create educational materials for children.

Kimberley lives in a village east of Toronto, Ontario Canada where she hikes the trails and writes about family, fitness and faith.

Blog: Science and Faith Matters. 

YouTube channel: Faith Matters 

FB author page: Kimberley Payne Author