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...]

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...]

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

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Beach, forest, wetland, meadow -- in some places the various San Juan Islands ecosystems coexist just steps from one … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Carnivore: Why Eating Meat is OK — Sorta

Here's my essay for the “Why It’s OK to Eat Meat” contest the New York Times Magazine put on a few weeks ago. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I didn't … [Read more...]

GodsBigsBlog: Geoff Machin — We Go Looking for God, When We Could Be Having a Beer

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall Geoff Machin: "Human beings are the only living things that know they exist and ask why. We'd probably have more … [Read more...]