Category Archives: Inspiration

One Hundred Days

It takes about one hundred days to grow a parsnip, or a cabbage. Lima beans or peas, even a potato takes about one hundred days to be ready to eat. That’s a lot of waiting if your hungry. You have … Continue reading

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Beginning Again

Here in Central Texas, Spring wakes up one morning and jumps right out of bed. Overnight, verdant green replaces the crispy brown covering hillsides and the world awakens to blossom and bird song. Our famous bluebonnets poke their heads up … Continue reading

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Endings and New Beginnings

Goodbye 2016. Napoleon Hill once said,  “Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” For many of my friends this New Year’s Eve carries a greater significance because 2016 wrought havoc with their dreams, robbed … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story

Each year as I prepare for my holiday baking, I take an inventory of the ingredients and spices I keep in my pantry. I always plan a special trip to select and purchase the things that I need to refill … Continue reading

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Where to Find a Bit of Peace in Turbulent Times

I have the unique opportunity to experience the gifts of nature by earning my living while out in gardens every day. Many speak about hardships with their work, so I feel extremely lucky to do something that is rewarding both … Continue reading

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Life By Design Inside and Out-Fourth Edition

This is the Fourth Edition 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 here! This summer we had the wonderful opportunity to get together and … Continue reading

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A Living Tapestry

What an amazing Spring we are enjoying here in Central Texas. Numerous and copious rain events have canceled our drought, replenished our lakes and nourished our native vegetation. Unseasonably cool temperatures have encouraged our famous wildflower meadows to bloom on and … Continue reading

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Creating Space

In honor of a rather spectacular Mercury retrograde occurring now through May 22nd,  I am sharing a bit of my book about the seven seasons we face as we travel through this garden of life. If you are not familiar … Continue reading

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