Dave Stockdale is a painter of plants. His densely planted garden in a subdivision is a colorful and highly textured painting that changes by the week, and when in it the rest of the world drops away.

Next time you’re in the kitchen, give a look at the tools you use almost daily to prepare a meal. Do some give you a little jolt of pleasure every time you use them? Ones you would have trouble parting with?

From one small seed planted in mid-May, large-leaved and lush vines stretch out a little more each day until they quietly cover large territories and the ground around them disappears.

Here come the holidays, and along with them a cavalcade of parties, dinners and wine-friendly special occasions. Now is the time to stock up for entertaining, gift-giving, Thanksgiving and toasting the New Year.

It probably goes without saying that photography is primarily about the light. The word itself is derived from Greek words meaning “light graphing” or “light drawing.”

Combine Art Collective, downtown Walla Walla’s new spot for fine art, got its name in honor of the region’s history in agriculture.

Tree shaded parks, roads and houses, flowing lawns, a profusion of flowering and flamboyantly foliaged shrubs; Walla Walla is green.

Alycia Silver’s very modern, one-level home at 321 SW 11th St. in College Place, really charmed her from the first time she saw it.

I frequently take time to look back and reflect on my previous work. It’s a good practice as I seek continued growth as a shooter. It is also something of a requirement of the job as month’s end means double-checking that everything is backed up on multiple hard drives.

The water ouzel stands on a rock in the Wallowa River, doing its peculiar dip dance as rapids provide the music on their final descent into Wallowa Lake.

Though the start of wine grape growing in the Walla Walla Valley can be traced as far back as the mid-1800s, commercial-grade vinifera grapes were nonexistent as recently as the late 1970s, when Leonetti Cellar was founded. The first modern-era Walla Walla vineyard, Seven Hills, was establis…

The experience of serenity and connection with the distinctive Eastern Washington landscape around Walla Walla begins on the way to a new local bed-and-breakfast. The Barn B&B Walla Walla, long conceived and designed, is owned and managed by Anand and Naina Rao.

If you ask the question, “What is happening at Whitman College in the way of sustainability?” set aside some time for a lengthy answer because there is a lot happening in many different areas of the campus, from energy use, to water savings, recycling, and encouraging students to engage with…

The walls of Ernie Hartl’s Walla Walla workshop are lined with violins, violas and cellos. But Hartl’s passion is the bows that unlock the voices of the instruments. Hartl, a bowmaker (also known as an archetier), has been crafting exquisite bows for baroque and classical stringed instrument…

I have a straightforward relationship with most vegetables. I like them. They like me. But when it comes to winter squash, things get more complicated.

In Walla Walla, when you mention bats, the fictional superhero Batman may spring to mind, toiling behind the scenes to rid the city of Gotham of bad guys of all descriptions. Though Batman foiled a criminal or two an episode, throughout the United States and in the Walla Walla area, our nati…

Martha Holt sits on a plastic chair and carefully removes a miniature dresser from the study room of her Victorian dollhouse to show me. Glued to the dresser shelves are science books, jars of rocks, seashells, a film camera, and a geode — all smaller than a fingernail.

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