Seventy-nine photographs, six chapters and forty-two lessons from this garden we call earth make up Volume I of Lessons From The Garden. Each lesson states a simple truth from the garden, and connects it to the human challenges of anger, abuse, codependency, emotional eating, stress, corporate burnout, depression, denial, resentment, forgiveness, spiritual growth, self-esteem, love, fear, or coping with death of a loved one.
Lessons From The Garden exhibits the photographic quality of a coffee-table book, yet holds the depth of a good read.
Award-winning photographer, published author, master gardener, math/science/computer teacher, mathematics consultant, inventor, and spiritual seeker are but a few of the words that describe Brenda Sue Pignata. She grew up on a farm near Berryville, Arkansas, and worked her way through college—earning a degree in Business Administration and Accounting from The College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. She also holds degrees in Mathematics and Biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Now retired from teaching and consulting, she has turned her attention to photography, nonfiction writing, poetry, publishing and custom bookbinding.