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Meyer on Morris

Now here's a coffee table book good for at least a mug or two ... Paul Meyer, director of the Morris Arboretum, is the author - or should I say author/photographer - of a new book showcasing his images of this beautiful place.

Meyer on Morris

Now here's a coffee table book good for at least a mug or two ... Paul Meyer, director of the Morris Arboretum, is the author - or should I say author/photographer - of a new book showcasing his images of this beautiful place.

Paul is a talented photographer. His book is available now at the arboretum gift shop for $39.95. It'll also be in the Penn bookstore in a month or so.

 

Paul's lovely images are familiar to friends of the arboretum; they're featured in the all the newsletters, reports and other communications. Nice having in-house talent!

For folks who love this place, and I know there are many, the book is a great post-holiday gift. I often page through the Chanticleer book by Rob Cardillo (images) and Adrian Higgins (words), enjoying the light, the color and design, and the many facets of each season.

Perhaps calling these coffee table books isn't quite adequate. They also offer insights and ideas about photographing plants and gardens.

When I get a copy of Paul's book, I'll be sure to tell you all about it online and in the paper. After I've feasted on the photos, of course.

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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