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Wednesday, October 8, 2008 -- Francesca Olivieri

My grandmother, Franny Reese, told us the story of her summer trips to Canada more than once: how she camped out with her family (even when it rained), cooked over a campfire, swam in the river and looked at the stars. I usually rolled my eyes and pretended that I wasn't listening, but something must have stuck, because I can almost hear her voice telling the familiar stories.

Backyard Matters: The Spiritual Power of Nature, and of Art

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 -- Ned Sullivan

Whistler and Inness Captured on Canvas the Ephemeral Essence of the Outdoors.

"Backyard Matters" by Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan is a regular monthly feature on

September 16, 2008 - Recently I took a journey to a place of importance in the history of American and international art and in the geography of my soul.