Sunday, February 19, 2017

NOT NORMAL!!!

This weekend has been unusually warm here along the shore.  Saturday it was 61.5 F and today it is 59F.  The average high for this time of year is 29F. never ever like this!  I know it is much warmer inland – but wow this is great for those of us living on the shore of Lake Michigan!
I ran around the garden a couple of time to take a few (well many more than a few) photos.  It is still the middle of winter but you would not know it from the temperatures and the warm sun and breeze.  What a great weekend as a break for the winter season.
I am sharing all this as a  “log” journal of this weekend for the season this year.

Enjoy the pictures and feel the warmth!




Have no idea what it is - but it is green yeah!

 Blue Bottle Tree

 Sedum in a Formal Garden Pot - looks healthy.

 melting water washing through the gardens 

 Milkweed

 moss on fence rail

 someone smiling on the warm day

 really green moss

 view from the Berry Path Arch

 buds of Magnolia

 It is green - so I love it!

 view across the Rock Garden

 running water

 Sedum in another Formal Garden Pot

 buds of the Yellow Lilac

 enjoying the rays of sun


view from the Asian Patio

NOTE:  All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Seasonal Contrast - Middle Walk

Seasonal Contrast in the - Gardens at Waters East

Postings in this ongoing series will show the same garden “area” and “objects” at two or more different times / seasons of the year.  The contrast will offer the viewer an appreciation of the beauty found in the same spot but in different months.  Some of the photos have never been seen before, others were collected from earlier postings in order to provide the needed contrast.  Each season has its own “feeling”, has its own  beauty.

Enjoy

 Middle Walk
looking out over Lake Michigan - August

 a foggy day - May

 Things are starting to grow - May

 October

 November after the "cut-down" for winter

 October

 the start of the season - May


 even earlier - April



Reference Note:  If you check out the archives for this Blog, you will find a number of “contrast” postings in this series.  All help in understanding the gardens throughout the year.

NOTE:  All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BLOG SHOTS #95

Each month Gardens at Waters East (GAWE) will post a few never before seen photos of “garden life” called - - BLOG SHOTS.  Here are the photos for this posting.

Sunrise in January at the gardens.

moments in the garden - - enjoy


 False Sunflower - July

 Middle Walk - August

 Asian Patio Garden - January

 Hungry Bee - August

 Russian Sage and more - August

 Globe Thistle & Coneflowers  - August

 Hanna of Sweden gift - Cosmos - August

 Blooming Mix - along the path - September


 Storm Clouds over Lake Michigan at the gardens - July



Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.


NOTE:   All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East
unless otherwise marked.
NOTE:   Since this Blog is meant to be an accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are “staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
What is posted – is what it here.  It is what it is.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

StoneWater Beach 7th Walk

The shore that runs along the property of Gardens at Waters East is known as StoneWater Beach.  Obviously that means – lots of stones, from small rocks to large boulders rest at the water’s edge.   Forms and textures of every kind make up the limestone, granite, and fossils of various sizes.  A great place on a Great Lake to walk and past the day.

This posting is a very short “sample” of all the photos taken while walking the beach over the years.  Today – it is just the “rocks”.  Nice to have the lake so close.  Nice to be able to enjoy it so often.

Come along on a walk with me.

Enjoy

 Let us start our walk with a sunrise here at the shore


black feather



 think of the age of this fossil

 beauty in the feather 

 seed heads from milkweed

 company along the walk


NOTE:   Since this Blog is meant to be an accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are “staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
What is posted – is what it here.  It is what it is.

If you wish to email a message or share photos of your garden
please do that through this Blog site or with an email to:



Saturday, January 21, 2017

Watershed #28

Enjoy another day exploring with me some different areas of the watershed for the Gardens at Waters East.

Gentian

NOTE:  Summary Definition:  - -   Every photo posted on this Blog is always taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East – except those under the heading “Watershed”.  The watershed is that area of surrounding land, water, and streams beyond the gardens that nurture the gardens and eventually, slowly move East where the waters find their way into Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.

 Ahnapee River

 Spider ?

 along the Ice Age Trail


(For a more detailed explanation of the facts of this particular Great Lakes watershed, refer back to the posting on 12.16.16 Watershed #27)


 mushroom

 mushrooms - Indian Burial Grounds

 StoneWater Beach - Gardens at Waters East

 Peninsula Park - Door County

 StoneWater Beach

 Ahnapee Trail


 Sunset - Kewaunee County

The watershed - - Gardens at Waters East

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