A natural cure: Favorite images of the Outer Banks

For more than four weeks, one of nature’s best playgrounds waited just a five minute walk from the front door. Beaches with tall, grassy dunes stretched toward oblivion to the north and south, while countless wooden walkways weathered by sun, wind, and hurricanes crossed those dunes from impressive beach houses on stilts. My three young children played in the surf, the oldest two with boogie boards in hand. The toddler running away from the waves as they lapped the sand....