Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Gift & A Delight - from - Guatemala

Gardens at Waters East
November 6, 2011

Over the past three months (October, November, and December) Gardens at Waters East has been hosting a university student form a small town in Guatemala.  Though the gardens here would never try to compete with the beauty and grace of the quetzal, or the many flowers and textures found in the tropics of that area,  Gardens at Waters East has been able to share with him the beauty and setting of this time of year on the shores of Lake Michigan.  The student was asked to choose a limit of 16 of the more than 800 photos taken during his visit which best expressed to him the feel of the gardens this time of year.  Many of the photos were taken by the student.

 Morning Sun
Sunflower Maximillium

Aster and Shadows

StoneWater Beach
Gardens at Waters East

Asian Patio Garden

Red Berries

La perfecta relación entre agua y tierra.  Entre  los colores de las plantas, los animales silvestres,  los colores del agua del Gran Lago, todo  en contraste al cielo y las nubes. El uso de las formas, orientación y adecuado posicionamiento de piezas en relación a otros elementos del entorno. Todo tiene una razón y explicación. Hablo de Gardens at Waters East.   J. Fernando
 First Snow
November 9, 2011

Fragaria Lipstick Strawberry

Lake Michigan
October 16,2011

Marguerite Daisy

Peacock Orchid

Autumn Pastels
Spirea Snowmound

The perfect relationship between water and land. Among the colors of plants, wildlife, water colors of the Great Lake, especially in contrast to the sky and clouds. The use of forms, proper orientation and positioning of parts in relation to other elements of the environment. Everything has a reason and explanation. I speak of Gardens at Waters East.  J. Fernando

Missouri Primerose

StoneWater Beach
ice formations beginning
December 17, 2011

StoneWater Beach
Gardens at Waters East

October 17, 2011

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Saturday, December 10, 2011


Lake Michigan
Gardens at Waters East
August 9, 2011

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


Arrowwood - Autumn Jazz Viburnum
Fall berries

Day lily & Coneflower
near 19th century ship rib

Blue Veronica

on second story window

Heliopsis - False Sunflower
along Middle Walk

on garden fence post
(a sign of the health of the air in a garden)

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.

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