The Oakland Tribune Tower — A 1923 Structure With a Twenty-First Century View

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I worked at the Oakland Tribune for years, but, working stiff that I was, I was never invited to the lofty heights of the … [Read more...]

What a Tulip Can Do — If You Ask It

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It was chill winter in the Midwest, but thoroughly spring in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this month when local floral … [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...]

The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, Michigan — Last Stop on My One-Woman Road Trip

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It had been a wonderful tour around Michigan's lower peninsula. Just me, a full tank of gas, and my trusty … [Read more...]