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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Degas - some words of wisdom!

On January 6th. of 2015, there was a posting of Plein Air paintings of the Gardens at Waters East.  Today’s posting is going to once again post those same three original artworks first published under the heading:  A Quote – Degas.  In this posting those three paintings will now be “contrasted” with photographs taken near where those paintings were created.  You’ll get to appreciate both the artist interpretation and the natural view as seen from a photograph.  Hope you like the “contrast” in this posting of the gardens here along the shores of Lake Michigan.
Enjoy

“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.”
Degas


A series of three different painting

 Middle Arch - path


 Series one - above!

 Looking South

 Series two - above!

 Fields from the Gardens


 Series three- above!

 Sunset at Gardens at Waters East

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.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

BLOG SHOTS #126

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

 Lake Clouds - September

 Lysimachia - July

 Lone Lavender July

 Lake Michigan at Gardens - July

 Peony - June

 Virginia Blue Bells - May

 Rudbeckia - July

 Tardia - May

 Lake Michigan at Gardens - June


 Scilla Peruviana - May



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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Watershed # 31 - Hosta

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 nurtures the gardens and eventually that water, slowly moves East where the waters find their way into Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.  
Lake Michigan is the very lake at the shore of the Gardens at Waters East.

(There is much more detail about the area watershed in the archive postings of Watershed 27 or Watershed #29.  Take a look to learn a little more.)

Here are some photos of a great private Hosta garden only minutes north of Gardens at Waters East.  Enjoy today’s hike!

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