Monday, December 2, 2019

BLOG SHOTS #127

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.

moments in the garden - - enjoy

 SEPTEMBER
LAKE MICHIGAN AT GARDENDS AT WATERS EAST

 AUGUST

 JULY

 LOVE OVER THE FENCE
September

 Entrance Pot
September

 Maltese Cross
July

 Mix
July

 Peony
June

 Puschkinia
April

Sea Holly
July

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

EROSION - Gardens at Waters East

The shore at Gardens at Waters East has taken a real beating these last weeks.   Lake Michigan water levels are way up and so there is lots of serious erosion happening all around the lake.  Homes are falling into the lake and lots of property has been swallowed up by the waters.  Strong storms with very strong winds coming from the East have greatly increased the damage.

Here are some photos of “before” and “after” of the beach shore at the gardens.  Much of what you will see in the photos no longer exist!  It is gone!

Before the erosion and storms

You will see more of this oak tree in other photos.

 Looking North

 Looking South

 Notice the old Oak Tree

 Here is the tree once again - and the wide shore.
It is no longer here - all gone!

 All gone.
Up to the very edge of the trees you see in this photo.


The above photos were before the erosion.
Now look at what has been happening to the shore.




In earlier times!






Saturday, November 16, 2019

Beyond the Watershed.3

This series is a collection of photos taken in Upper Michigan – the “UP” during the time of the Autumn colors.  This is the third, and last in the series - Beyond the Watershed.

This is a different Watershed from that of Gardens at Waters East.  The waters in the areas of these photos empty into Lake Superior, whereas the waters around the area of the Gardens at Waters East empty into Lake Michigan.

 Sable Falls - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

 Canyon Falls

 Castle Rock - Pictured Rocks

 Au Sable Light Station
view from Log Slide overlook

view from along - -  H58 Scenic Road

 Palms Brook Spring - view from a glass-bottom boat.
See the sand gushing up from the springs down forty feet.
Fish are more than three feet long.

 Castle Rock

 Sable Falls

 Miners Beach - Pictured Rocks

Miners Beach

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Beyond the Watershed.2

This series is a collection of photos taken in Upper Michigan – the “UP” during the time of the Autumn colors.  So many trees, so many colors, here are a few.

This is a different Watershed from that of Gardens at Waters East.  The waters in the areas of these photos empty into Lake Superior, whereas the waters around the area of the Gardens at Waters East empty into Lake Michigan.

 Beginning of Canyon Falls

 view along the the road through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore


 Canyon Falls

 view from top of Mt. Arvon


 colors and colors and colors!

 Miners Beach - Lake Superior

 more colors


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Beyond the Watershed.1

This series is a collection of photos taken in Upper Michigan – the “UP” during the time of the Autumn colors. This posting will focus on a couple of the waterfalls in the area.

This is a different Watershed from that of Gardens at Waters East.  The waters in the areas of these photos empty into Lake Superior, whereas the waters around the area of the Gardens at Waters East empty into Lake Michigan.

 Keweenaw Peninsula 

 Munising Falls

 Miners Falls

Sable Falls

Sable Falls - movie

 Mount Arvon
 Castle Rock - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Munising Falls - movie