Robert Hyner of Avon became interested in photography during high school. After retiring from the business world, he started Hyner Photoartl. All of his images begin with a digital photograph. Software then allows the computer screen to become the artist's canvas. The image on the cover is a view of the home of Chrissie and John D'Esopo in Avon whose home and its acres of gardens are open for public touring one day a year to raise money for Connecticut charities. In preparation for bad weather, the D'Esopos will use up to 100 umbrellas to protect the delicate plantings.