Ron Judd’s soul-restoring suggestions for where we go from here — once it’s safe to go outdoors

It takes some effort to get to Sol Duc Falls, a short hike after a long drive for most Puget Sound dwellers. For many, it can take even more to pry oneself away. (Ron Judd / The Seattle Times)
It takes some effort to get to Sol Duc Falls, a short hike after a long drive for most Puget Sound dwellers. For many, it can take even more to pry oneself away. (Ron Judd / The Seattle Times)

FOCUS, THEY SAY. Focus on what matters. That’s the task awaiting all of us as we march forward through the virus tunnel and at some point emerge, we hope, squinting in all-new light, on the other side. The Backstory: Our indoor isolation will end, eventually, and these natural touchstones will be waiting — always Before...

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Inspired by the sunny South of France, a Bainbridge Island couple creates a tres chic personal country village 

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Garden designer Sue Goetz shares tips for planting, harvesting and enjoying herbs for the Northwest

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