Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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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.


Help! My Dracena Marginata Has Hit the Ceiling — What Can I Do?

A dracena marginat houseplant has grown so tall that it is crushing itself against the homeowner's ceiling. Photo by Barbara Newhall

My dracena marginata is doing itself in. It’s hurling itself against our living room ceiling. What’s a plant owner to do? Please advise. 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.


It’s Spring in Our Brilliant, Bursting, Buzzing Front Yard

I live in California where spring peaks in March. And by last week the little patch of hillside that is our front yard was alive with color.


Snow in California

Apparently, it snowed last night on our little hill in Oakland. There was snow all over the place at 11 a.m. — on cars, on the lawn around a local hilltop swimming pool, on Mt. Diablo to the East, and dripping and plopping off the trees.