Saturday, March 4, 2017

Seasonal Contrast - South Ravine

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











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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Friday, March 3, 2017

Want a "Quickie" ? Today 3.3.17 Follow the Rabbit

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken this morning at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 3.3.17
Once again we had heavy snow this week, and a little more last night.  I went out to check the gardens and decided to “follow the rabbit”.  So that is our “Quickie” journey together today.
Enjoy

 A visitor was here - in the Asian Patio Garden
Follow that Rabbit!!!

 Shadows - out the entrance

 Shadows at the Asian Patio Entrance

 The Circle Fence - and more evidence of the rabbit.

 Lake View - with "foot prints"

 South Ravine - view


 one of the pots in the Asian Patio


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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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.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

BLOG SHOTS #96

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

 November sunrise

 Entrance Gate

 Maximilian with visitor

 April - Crocus

 June - Delphinium

 September

 Gargoyle

 July - Feverfew

 August - Russian Sage


 July - Spider Lily



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.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

NORMAL

NORMAL
Well just a couple of days ago it was in the mid-sixties here along the shore of Lake Michigan.  The last posting  NOT NORMAL – 2.19.17  gave a view of that.
Today it was a high of 25F and snowed all day yesterday into the night and still lightly snowing this morning.  This is indeed normal for February and not what happened with all the warm air the other day.  So if you want to see what it is really like living here during the winter months – take a look at the photos taken the yesterday and today.  In my humble opinion - this would be a great time to take your winter vacation to a place with sun and warmth!

Enjoy

ASIAN PATIO FOUNTAIN 




THE BOG









 A NEW DAY - MAY GET WARMER!

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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