Author Archives: The Seventh Season

Life by Design Inside and Out – First Edition

This is the first in a series of creative perspectives about life and the design process from interior designer Kim Macumber and myself.  You can read Kim’s blog at: A View With A Room by Heather McLean I recently … Continue reading

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A Rose By Any Other Name

“In my garden, the rose opened, but I was too much in a hurry and passed it by. Love remembered me and said, I will make a rose bloom in your heart. Today, I will remember, my body is the … Continue reading

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Counting On Love

I wonder if elementary school kids still decorate shoe boxes for Valentines Day. Do you remember using construction paper, sticky white paste and paper lace dollies to create a festive mailbox for the annual delivery of little folded Valentine cards? … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like Home

Where do you call home? There are all types of dwellings we can inhabit but that is not the factor that makes our house a home. You might abide in a house, or apartment, on a boat, in a tent, … Continue reading

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Life by Design, Inside and Out

This week I would like to introduce you to a very special friend of mine, Kim Macumber. We have been friends for over twenty five years and she is an incredibly talented interior designer. We plan to share some of … Continue reading

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Berry Wonderful

It’s a sunny January afternoon here in Austin, a clear and cool fifty four degrees. My garden is still confused from the warmer days of seventy degrees last week. Roses, narcissus, mums and cyclamen are happily blooming even though most … Continue reading

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Garden Show Magic

What would you invent if you could create a world and play inside it for a weekend? This magical place would only exist for two days and then disappear completely on Monday, leaving only a fond memory. How much work … Continue reading

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The Trees of Winter

The winter landscape might appear barren and void, without foliage and flowers to delight our hearts, but when I look at my silent trees standing tall, I am awed by their strength. When storms blow through, the majestic oaks bend … Continue reading

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The Liminal Space

This morning I woke up thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Many of us have a tradition of creating a set of new rules and standards we can commit to for the new year. We create goals we wish to achieve … Continue reading

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A Season Of Dreams

My winter kitchen is filled with fruit trees. The falling temperatures beckon a seasonal folly involving my rolling their heavy containers across the patio, over the threshold and positioning them along the large western facing windows. All of this must … Continue reading

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