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)

What happens when we are literally walled off from those natural places that have always cleansed our lungs and soothed our souls?

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A new Fidalgo Island home capitalizes on its beachfront site — and earns wave reviews in a public tour

A FRAMED PHOTO full of memories and meaning hangs on a wall just outside the workout room in Dave and Karen Stewart’s magnificent Fidalgo Island home — one of the few walls that doesn’t frame humongous windows looking toward Dewey Beach and Similk Bay, all the way to Deception Pass and the Olympic Mountains. “There’s...  VIEW

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June is a great time to nurture kids’ love for learning (plus food and fun!) in the garden

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for fun projects to do at home with your kids, there’s no better place than the vegetable garden. It might feel a little late to get a garden going, but there is still plenty of time to plant and harvest homegrown veggies this season. Many summer crops are kid favorites and easy...