ONE EVENING LAST WINTER, Jivan Lee set up his easel outside his house near Taos, New Mexico, intending to paint the long field in front of him, patches of winter trees and layers of mountains beyond. As he stood there taking in the sunset glow,...

PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS OF ALL THE RIVERS IN MONTANA, the Madison River is known for some of the finest fly fishing in North America. Flanked by three mountain ranges, its pristine waters are home to rushing ripples and deep pools that boast high densities...

OREGON HAS MANY SPECTACULAR NATURAL SETTINGS. And if you are lucky enough to find one of these special places to create a space where you can live, you’ll need patience, commitment, creativity and vision. So when Cyndie and Thom Bell found a 1980s ranch style...

FOR YEARS, CATHEY AND DON HUMPHREYS WERE CONTENT being recipients of invitations to visit friends in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Dallas, Texas, couple had just returned to the U.S. after living abroad for several years when Don was asked to join a group of fraternity...

T.C. BOYLE'S NOVELS AND COLLECTIONS OF SHORT STORIES have dealt with a wide range of human emotions and predicaments. In 2009, the writer published The Women, a novel about Frank Lloyd Wright’s relationships with his three wives and his mistress, Mamah Cheney. Boyle was inspired...