That I May Always Plant Trees
A Lithuanian Prayer
by photos by Mary Lee Dereske
About the Book
Now ostensibly Christian, Lithuania's religious heritage rests on a beautiful ancient mythology. This small treasure is an adaptation of a pagan Lithuanian prayer, translated into English.
The prayer is beautifully illustrated with Lithuanian scenes by photographer Mary Lee Dereske. Of Lithuanian descent, Mary Lee visited Lithuania in the summer of 2009, a mere 20 years after LIthuania fought to reclaim its independence from the USSR. Her images help the reader to touch the heart of Lithuania.
Welcome to my page! My books combine my love of photography with my love of contemplation, wisdom, and the inner beauty of life. Every time I try to describe what "type" of photographer I am, or what photography "means", I find the words are as fleeting as the perfect moment of light on a scene. Let me say this - the photos I love most are the ones that bubble up out of my soul. I'm a native daughter of Michigan, now living in New Mexico. The two places are like apples and oranges. I love them both.