Five years ago, Megan Wise stared at a neglected red barn in her backyard and saw an eyesore. Her husband Mike Wise saw an opportunity.
There’s a certain beauty to the forms and straight lines that make up Richard Nash’s home on North Whidbey. Concrete was used to create angular paths, walls and water gardens that are lined by hardy native bushes, grasses and bamboo.
Gas costs 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home from filling the tank, a car may be delayed by cows crossing the road. Lanterns were the mode of lighting, even after the introduction of electricity, since it wasn’t on 24 hours a day. Trucks with benches passed as school buses and bartering for gas, eggs and chickens took the place of using money.