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.

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.

A Walla Walla version of “Make Way for Ducklings!” took place last week as a family of Canada geese made their way along Alder Street toward an unknown destination. Drivers halted and several acted as crossing guards as the parents and six goslings criss-crossed the busy roadway more than on…

Crossing the Cascades in May, my car bulging with as many belongings as I could fit, I was shocked to behold endless miles of rolling hills painted in light ecru. After 15 years by Puget Sound and 30 years in New England, I was used to green. How would I learn to love this strange new land t…

Lawns are ubiquitous across the nation and form the majority of landscapes around houses in just about every climate. For all their benefits and beauty, extensive lawns do have a large impact on resources such as water use and water quality. Also they offer very little food for wildlife.

Daffodils bring a splash of color to College Street in Milton-Freewater. More daffodil weather is on tap with the National Weather Service calling for a 40 percent chance of rain tonight, then a slight chance of rain and a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 11 a.m. on Friday.

It’s that time of year again — time for stress, aches and pains, and overindulgence. Why not take care of yourself, instead? Lifestyles looked around and found some new resources and practitioners in W² that are focused on your well-being. Enjoy!