Melissa Balch stands in the entry to her Tacoma home on Aug. 9. She has cultivated her yard as an oasis, screening out the city. The palm tree preceded her ownership of the pueblo-style house.
Melissa Balch stands in the entry to her Tacoma home on Aug. 9. She has cultivated her yard as an oasis, screening out the city. The palm tree preceded her ownership of the pueblo-style house. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com
Melissa Balch stands in the entry to her Tacoma home on Aug. 9. She has cultivated her yard as an oasis, screening out the city. The palm tree preceded her ownership of the pueblo-style house. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com

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