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Tom Zetterstrom of North Canaan, Conn., is more than just a photographer of trees and more than just a specialist in preserving and maintaining tree health. He is both. Learn more this month at his show and workshops at the Berkshire Botanical Gardens. Photo by Tom Zetterstrom

Photographs That Are Lovely, Dark and Deep

It’s easy to take Tom Zetterstrom of North Canaan, Conn., for granted. He’s always there, working hard to protect the trees of our landscape (especially the elms). He doesn’t really ask for our help, he just …gets to it. 

Jenny Elliott of Tiny Hearts Farm in Hillsdale, N.Y., will teach classes on growing dahlias, and arranging them, as part of a full weekend of classes billed as The Workshop Experience Weekend on Sept. 11 and 12 in Hillsdale, N.Y. Photo courtesy Jenny Elliott

Back to School, But Just For Fun

A group of merchants in the Columbia County village of Hillsdale, N.Y., has put together a weekend of workshops on everything from growing dahlias to studying the history of stone markers.

Open Studio Tour Sept. 4

If you were intrigued by the artist Robert Andrew Parker, who was profiled in our August special issue of Compass (dedicated to artists and their studios), you can take advantage of a rare opportunity to actually visit Parker in that same studio.

Peter Lerman, who now sports a full beard, will talk about the art and commerce of audiobooks on Aug. 31. Photo from www.lermanvo.com

Everything You Want To Know About Audiobooks

If you want to hear Peter Lerman’s raspy, folksy delivery as an accomplished audiobooks narrator you can easily go to his website at www.lermanvo.com. There he promises “the truth and nothing but the truth” — as he specializes in nonfiction (and has done the audio recording for nearly 100 books).


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