Suzy Kunda’s garden on the steep-banked corner of Catherine and Locust streets sings in many seasons. In spring, small rosettes of jewel-hued lewisias trumpet from her rock retaining wall, while cascades of the pale-yellow Japanese forest grass (Hakenechloa “Aureola”) light up the landscape …

To beat the heat on Friday afternoon, Brandy Garner brought her two horses Rusty and Cima to Bennington Lake for a cooling dip. They know the bumps in the road (leading to the lake) and know they are coming for a swim, Garner said.

Summer is here and with it — wasp season. Yellow and black, all black, darting or hovering, we all react and often recoil when wasps are near us. Wasps are common around our dwellings, outbuildings, gardens and fields. Some are entirely beneficial and benign, others both beneficial and bothersome.

The sun still managed to shine on Bennington Lake beneath a gray, turbulent sky Thursday afternoon. Summer weather will return this weekend with the forecast calling for sunny skies and daytime highs rising into the 80s by Sunday. The early outlook for Independence Day is for sunshine with a…

Alex Beehrman, a 2019 Whitman College graduate, puts a lacrosse goal to use as a lounge chair while enjoying the beautiful spring weather on the Whitman campus Monday afternoon. “I was in the library without my usual towel to lay on and saw this out the window,” Beehrman said. Expect more su…

John Culhane and Nathan Williams, 1004 Alvarado Terrace, have a garden that combines many elements that bring them joy. When they purchased the home in 2012, they got a work project, both inside and out. But the garden offered some respite from the interior projects and vice versa.

While helping to prepare this month’s article on hiking to Ice Lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness near Joseph, Ore., it occurred to me that backpacking and photography go very much hand in hand. I can’t imagine hiking and not documenting the experience with images.