After Darby's corporate career, we operated a consulting business for 27 years. Then, we took to the highway across the natural wonderland that is Utah. We wrote The Utah Cure (2017) to help readers discover the curative, rejuvenating, and inspirational effects of being in the great outdoors. It is about 40 magical destinations among the forests and canyons of Utah where we love to go with family and friends. Discover Darby's NEW book: Forest Is The Tree Word for Family.
Three Special Guest Invitations:
#1 - At the "Tree Books" menu tab, consider four exceptional books by the tree experts that will inform and uplift.
#2 - At the "Tree Gifts" menu tab, enjoy a "Family Learning Activity" at the bottom of the page.
#3 - At Amazon.com, discover Jubilant June: The Juniper Tree, Darby's new children's book--a guide to personal engagement with the forest.
In an age of threatening climate change, there are no more essential partners than trees in sustaining life on our planet gem. Trees are the beloved royalty of the Plant Kingdom. We live part time with 90+ Juniper trees, Gambel Oak trees, and various species of Pine trees in the Manti-La Sal Forest of Sanpete County, Utah.
To sustain the outdoor connection with our children, we created our family's "Owl's Nest." This story really began with our Mother Tree as you can read in Darby's new book, Forest Is the Tree Word for Family,
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN. The succinct photo gallery below tells of the most interesting and fun features of our family recreational campsite.
THESIS: Ours is a wondrous existence of humans living on a planet gem--delicately balanced among the stars--within a forest family of trees. - Darby Checketts
That is me (DC) having a conversation with a majestic Cottonwood tree at Fruita, Utah. I talk to the trees and they listen to me. They may not have a voice. I give them one. I get impressions about what the existence of trees is all about. Here are questions worth pondering upon...
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Our Motto: As the sweet forest wind sweeps across our homeland, may we love our nation and our neighbors.
Slogan: "Forest Is the Tree Word for Family."
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