The Writing Room: Am I Stuck? Or Am I Just Taking a Little Housekeeping Break?

Writers and Readers: Check out this oldie but goodie from the Writing Room archives . . . and keep me company down below as I wonder, "Am I … [Read more...]

Autumn in the Garden, When Sensible Plants Pack It In for the Winter . . . And a Healing Ankle

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I took these photos of my favorite up-north garden last October. It's a genuine four-season garden in the upper Midwest, … [Read more...]

Is That a Fibonacci Blooming in Our Yard?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Is ours a strictly mathematical universe? Are those stems, leaves and buds pushing up out of the dirt in our front yard no … [Read more...]

My Purple Rain Garden: Is the Universe Trying to Tell Me Something?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Lots of rain this year. And lots of purple out in our front yard. Purple nemesia. Purple irises. Purple salvia. Pansies so … [Read more...]

Winter in the Midwest — When Trees Bare Their Souls

Note to Readers: This post is the 400th essay I've posted on my website since I began blogging seven years ago. There's lots of interesting old stuff to … [Read more...]