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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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Pink, Pink, Pink. I’m Taking a Stand — I Like It

Detail 2 of "Pretty in Pink" by Valerie Lee and Robin Lee, J. Miller Flowers, Oakland. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Two floral designers let themselves go soft on pink this spring. The occasion was the tulip show at Mountain View Cemetery and their design was an unabashedly optimistic concoction that contrasted with nearby edgier, darker takes on the tulip. Read more.


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.


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.


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.


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.