BARBARA’S BOOK

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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Winter in the Midwest — When Trees Bare Their Souls

Tree bark with green lichen in winter. Photo by Barbara Newhall

Can trees bare their souls? Do they have souls? Does anybody?

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My First Royalty Check Has Arrived — How Cool Is That?

Barbara Falconer Newhall's book "Wrestling with God" is on display on a counter in A Great Good Place for Books bookstore in Oakland California. Photo by Barbara Newha

Hey! Hey! My very first royalty check has arrived. It’s not big bucks, but it’s real. Read more.

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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.

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Photo Op: When the Sun Shines Sideways

The shadow of the photographer appears along side the shadows of the grass she is photographing. Photo by BF Newhall

I took a late afternoon camera walk in the woods the other day. The sun had dropped low in the sky, so the light was soft and was coming at everything sideways. Read more.

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SXSW: The Funky Charms of East Austin, Texas

colorful mural decorates the front of a store in Austin TX selling books, T-shirts and CDs. And tattoos. Photo by BF Newhall

Deep in the heart of Texas is a neighborhood that has everything it takes to be a first-rate hipster haven — street art, food trucks, farmers markets, coffee shops, parks, affordable (so far) housing, artists’ studios, walkability — and, most important, a carefree, offbeat vibe. Read more.

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Christmas Eve in Mexico — It’s All About the Baby Jesus

posada procession christmas eve 2013 san miguel de allende. photo by bf newhall

 

If it’s the Baby Jesus you’re looking for on Christmas Eve, the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is the place to be. Read more.

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