A Totality Disappointment in St. Joseph, Missouri

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Want to go see the totality?" Jon said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We could go to someplace like Nebraska or … [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...]

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...]

A Midwestern Flower Garden — Beautifully Dead In the Dead of Winter

By Barbara Falconer Newhall We were invited for lunch, and yes the lunch was lovely, and so was the company. But I couldn't wait to grab my trusty … [Read more...]