The Auction Results Are In!

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First, we would like to express deep gratitude to all who made this Auction possible. A big thank you going out to the practitioners, artists, and local businesses who gave so generously. You laid the foundation for a wonderful two weeks and a very successful auction. And, of course, all of you who bid during the auction, thank you!!!! We couldn’t have done it without you all, either! What a lovely intertwining of gifts and community this has been.

TreeSong will receive $1,739 which will go far in supporting our mission of nature connection and the arts. Big holiday blessings to all of you!

Those with the winning bids will be contacted either by phone, email or Facebook message. If you have any questions, feel free to call Michelle at 360-837-8733. Also, if you are new to the TreeSong scene and feel that we may not have your contact info., please call, or you can email us at

Here are the results:

~ Breathing Room class card: Rose Hout, $50
~ Landscape design: Priscilla Christenson, $250
~ Raven Light painting: Priscilla Christenson, $100
~ Skamania Lodge overnight: Maggie Smith Barr, $140
~ Sassy Dandelions quilt: Alvera Marie Bizjak-Gaskins, $100
~ TreeSong overnight: Alvera Marie Bizjak-Gaskins, $100
~ Purple Fleece jacket: Alvera Marie Bizjak-Gaskins, $60
~ Green Fleece jacket: Sara Martin, $55
~ Personal Chef Experience: Christine Fecteau, $100
~ Pokey dots quilt: Alvera Marie Bizjak-Gaskins, $45
~ Rushing Water Yoga one month pass: Priscilla Christenson, $45
~ New Seasons gift basket: Dawnda Cline Durbin, $40
~ Washougal School of Music gift cert.: Sara Martin, $60
~ Flourish gift cert.: Priscilla Christenson, $40
~ Mosaic mirror: Suzanne Burchette, $30
~ 60-minute massage: Alvera Marie Bizjak-Gaskins, $50
~ Spa gift basket: Priscilla Christenson, $30
~ Pendleton canvas tote: Susan Holcroft, $35
~ Purple scarf: Linda Lee, $23
~ Gold scarf: Linda Lee, $20
~ Tree of life pendant and earrings: Priscilla Christenson, $25
~ Salon Magnolia gift cert.: Margaret Breithaupt, $40
~ Tea gift basket: Brecia Kralovic-Logan, $35
~ Forged copper wire earrings: Karen Irene Pickering, $15
~ Haircut at Sage salon: Gretchen Meyer, $30
~ Ceramic mugs: Suzanne Burchette, $15
~ The Crossing gift cert.: Christine Fecteau, $25
~ Allure boutique gift cert.: Heather Jolma Fray, $15
~ Payback coupon book: Laura E. Stephens, $15
~ Natalia’s Café gift cert.: Karen Irene Pickering, $15
~ Deco-style bracelet & earrings: Priscilla Christenson, $25
~ Profile picture: Suzanne Burchette, $10
~ Caffe Piccolo gift card: Karen Irene Pickering, $14
~ Red jasper & copper pendant: Karen Irene Pickering, $12
~ CD’s: Margaret Breithaupt, $6
~ Soap Chest gift cert.: Margaret Breithaupt, $10
~ Farmhouse bottle stopper: Marsha Thomas-Carney, $8
~ Nature note cards #1: Suzanne Burchette, $10
~ Nature note cards #2: Suzanne Burchette, $10
~ 2 movie passes for Liberty theater: Suzanne Burchette, $15
~ 2 movie passes for Liberty theater: Gretchen Meyer, $8
~ Cake Happy gift cert.: Nicole Banta, $8

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December’s Newsletter

candkesYOU’RE INVITED to spend some time with December’s newsletter. It has content that you’ll find nowhere else . . . beautiful photos, poetry, updates, etc. Created with love by Michelle Fox and Adrian Farnsworth.


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TreeSong’s Holiday Giving Silent Auction on Facebook!

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While supporting TreeSong’s mission of nature connection and environmental literacy, you will be able to receive wonderful services, gift items, food, art and music, all provided by generous local businesses, practitioners, artists and musicians. There’s an amazing selection of auction items (over 40!).

The combination of the generosity of those who donated and the uniqueness of their offerings, along with the beauty of the mission the proceeds will support, create an experience that is rich with meaning, depth and connection, making for holiday shopping with a little extra heart!


Click here to visit the auction’s page and begin the fun!
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Help TreeSong Help the Planet on Giving Tuesday (November 28th)!

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On Giving Tuesday (November 28th) Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching up to $2 million of funds raised on Facebook for U.S. nonprofits. Facebook is also waiving its fees for donations made to nonprofits on Facebook this #GivingTuesday.

Be sure and support TreeSong on this global day of giving! Thank you in advance.

Click here to visit the Facebook donation page.

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TreeSong Artists Limited Edition Nature Note Cards


A Wonderful Holiday Gift!

This special collection of note cards features the nature-inspired art from six local artists who are near and dear to TreeSong’s heart:  Andrew Pate, Marlene Cowan, Linda Hunter, Anna Wiancko-Chasman, Brad Smith and Beth Norwood.  The images depict the resplendent wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest and were generously donated by the artists to support TreeSong’s mission of Nature Connection.

The collaboration of the artists, TreeSong’s Board and TreeSong’s Arts Committee has been joyful and has produced a truly unique collection.  We hope you will partake in the fruits of this project and gift yourself and those you love with its beauty.

Each set of 6 is yours with a $15 donation with no limit as to the number of sets you can request.
Click here to be taken to our online order form.

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November’s newsletter

Here comes the sun newsletter Nov2017We have prepared a special newsletter just for you!  It’s full of beautiful photos, poetic inspiration, uplifting updates, lovely class offerings … and so much more! May you enjoy it thoroughly.

Click here to view.


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Nature Notes:  Thoughts from the TreeSong Community

Featuring Michelle Fox



I believe that each and every day is a rare and beautiful gift. I have such gratitude for each day that I’m alive to experience all that is offered. I’m grateful for the glint of sunlight on river and for the river’s ever-present rushing song; for the squawk and holler of Steller’s jay and the long, lilting melody of Pacific wren, and the wind in the trees; for the magnificent golden colors of Fall and the swirling, twirling leaves finding their way to Earth; for the joy of children, their rain boots in mud puddles and their determination to save the trees by pulling ivy, their silliness, curiosity, and unguarded approach to each moment. For friendship and love, for touch and taste and sight and sound and smell. For all these gifts I am most grateful.

I am grateful for the solid beauty of the trees, whether Douglas fir or western hemlock or the graceful western red cedar. I can’t imagine a world without these friends. And even though we’re in the middle of Fall, my mind finds itself with the Spring wildflowers. I delight so in their ephemeral beauty, the trillium, white fawn lily and bleeding heart, foxglove and delphinium, foam flower, inside-out flower and shooting star, the blossoms on the redwood sorrel, and those first flowers that come out when it’s still Winter, snow queen and spring beauty.  How exciting it is to see their tiny purple faces in February letting us know that Spring really will arrive. They’re always such a hopeful sight. Now in the heart of Autumn, I revel in the brilliant colors the vine maple and big leaf maple offer up, accompanied by many of their equally splendid deciduous forest companions.

Michelle’s Nature Notes continue here.

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Make sure and reserve your spot!


TreeSong’s Music Amongst the Trees Annual Celtinalia concert!


Carl & Jennifer Framed

Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets.

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October’s Newsletter

bee border“Bee” sure and check out this month’s honey of a newsletter!

Poems, beautiful photos, a thought-provoking article and a lineup of truly fantastic classes and events.

Click here to partake in the goodness.  🙂

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Nature Notes:

Thoughts from the TreeSong Community

Featuring Anna Wiancko-Chasman





Fall is in the air, cooler, shorter days, foraging animals and birds, and much needed rain.

For many of us, this summer has been a mixed bag.  Speaking for myself, it has been a challenge to stay positive under the heavy weight of worry, confusion, loss, and feelings of helplessness.  For months now, smoke has been very real, but it is also a metaphor for the threats to our beloved planet.  Smoke represents the haze of destructive self-serving politicians aligned with giant corporations, their own egos and need for power.  It can blind us to the truth, as can the hurricanes of greed and destruction.

For the purpose of this essay, I will speak only for the concern for the natural world, with full realization that also under threat is our capacity for unconditional kindness, tolerance and acceptance of our fellow human beings.

Our country and our world are falling ill to climate change. The American Medical Association reports that our response to global warming is “eco anxiety” that can increase levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which if prolonged, can affect digestion, lead to memory loss and suppress the immune system. “ Many people understandably feel that reading or watching the news can be unhealthy. But burying our heads in the sand is not the answer; denial and silence can be dangerous to all that we hold dear.

So what are we supposed to do? We are baffled by this question! I believe in BALANCE. Each of us must monitor our own emotional responses, finding our own balance between being fully informed, and awareness of when we’re stretching our emotional limits .

Anna’s Nature Notes continue here.

Anna Wiancko-Chasman frequently works in clay,  mixed media, and found objects to create unusual and expressive sculptures and assemblages. She draws most of her inspiration from a deep and lifelong love of nature and animals. Anna teaches classes in clay and mixed media to adults and children. She is also an art therapist and dedicated member of the TreeSong community.

Anna is offering her popular “Magic of Masks Two-day Mask-Making Workshop” Sunday, October 29 and Sunday November 5.  Click here for details and to register.

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