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"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

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Another Bunch of Bouquets to Art 2015

Members of the Flower Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco created floral designs to decorate the ladies room at the DeYoung Museum for the 2015 Bouquets to Art Show. Author Barbara Falconer Newhall takes a selfie in the mirror. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I found more photos from last week’s Bouquets to Art show at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. So . . . here’s another bunch of bouquets. See more.

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Bouquets to You . . . At the DeYoung Museum Through Sunday

Round floral arrangement of white carnations by Ricardo Aguilar of VelaFlor, San Francisco. ceramic sculpture by Viola Frey, "Man Observing Series II" 1984. Photo by Barbara Newhall

I’m tossing some bouquets to you from among the many I spotted at the Bouquets to Art show, on view at San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum through Sunday. Read more.

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The San Juan Islands Ecosystems: The Woods Are Alive — And So Are the Meadows and Beaches

On the San Juan Islands, a variety of ecosystems exist side by side. Here a woods, a meadow alongside a bay shore. Photo by Barbara NewhallSo many San Juan Islands ecosystems can coexist on a single island that an afternoon’s walk can take you to beach, forest, wetland, meadow. Read more.

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Point-and-Shoot Heaven: Photographing a Flower Garden Just Before Dusk

Rudbeckia and echinacea in a flourishing Minnesota flower garden. Photo by Barbara Newhall

A little rain, a little dirt, a little sun, some red wiggler worms, and a few kitchen scraps and you’ve got yourself a flower garden. My Minnesota gardener friend makes it look that easy. Read more and see some photos.

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The de Young This Week: Bursting With Art — And Flowers

Kaori Imaizumi of Blooming Floral Design, Inc., created a floral design for Henri's "Lady in Black with Spanish Scarf." Photo by BF Newhall

Art. Bouquets. More art. More bouquets. My idea of a good time. I spent the day yesterday at the annual Bouquets to Art show at the de Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park — joined by two friends who enjoy flowers and art as much as I do. Read more.

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A Case of the Human Condition: Flowers Bursting From the Dirt — How Do They Do It?

They emerge from mud, manure, leaf rot, earthworms, sow bugs. And they are beautiful. How do they do it?

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