Prairie Wolf Press Review
We dedicate this issue to the loving memory of j.d.'s sister, Bea Gracey, who cherished nature, art, and living her dream.
The Japanese Maple was one of Bea's favorite trees and one was planted in her memory in Washington.
Japanese maple trees have been considered a symbol of grace personified by many Asian cultures for hundreds of years. Associated with peace and serenity of the world's elements, Japanese maple trees represent balance and practicality and are called "kito" in the Japanese language, which means "calm," "rest" or "at peace."