fire pits

You could say welder Tim Odell’s Hotspot fire pits and detachable grills were inspired by the way the wind was blowing.

As an author who writes books about science and nature, West Seattleite Lyanda Haupt relies on sharp binoculars, a clean hand lens and a pair of sturdy walking shoes. A less likely tool? Her backyard fire pit. “I love it!” she says.