Sunday, January 19, 2014

Review of the "Popular"

It is time to look back at 2013 and assess which Blog postings were the most viewed.  In this posting, Gardens at Waters East will list the five (5) most visited postings from the past year and in addition, others from the archives from years past that keep attracting visitors year after year.

Middle Walk
Lake Michigan in the background

The five most visited postings this past year of 2013 are:

1.  12/23/13    A Quote – John Muir
2.  12/14/13    Cana Island
(also all the other posts in the series titled “Watershed”)
3.  1/13    Parts 1 – 4 of the series:  Colors in the Dead of Winter
4.  All of the postings titled - - Want a Quickie ? Today
5.  The series titled - - Blog Shots
It seems the last two listed above are really popular with readers of this Blog.  They are short and to the point with photos that people love.  Many many people are checking them out.

Middle Walk

Reviewing the archives from the beginnings of this Blog, it was interesting to see which postings are constantly being viewed long after they were first posted.  It seems people liked the following and are recommending them to others.  If you have not seen them yourself, you might like them too.

1/1/12    Succulents
11/11/11    Garden Erotica
5/2/11    Golden Principle of Design
3/1/11    Monarch Butterfly Feeding Station
2/1/11    Gazing Balls

 Honey Bee

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.

January Sunrise
over Lake Michigan

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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.


  1. I was breathing a sigh of relief this morning because for the first time in 9 days, there is no snow or ice to clear. Your post came in as I was logging on. Absolutely perfect timing. And the composition in the sunrise is spectacular!

  2. Your gardens are stunning no matter what the season. We're in for more cold again, so they say, let's hope it's not as daunting as the last bout.

  3. Dejlige billeder.
    Tak for kigget.
    Ha´ en god dag.

  4. Your garden and flowers photos are stunning, Jack!
    All those beautiful flowers and the Lake Michigan in the background are just gorgeous.
    What a privilege to live in such a wonderful place! :)

  5. The photo of your garden with the path through the Echinaceas is lovely, it gives me such a summer feeling!

  6. I always love going over the most popular posts from the year. It's also a great time to reflect on what was last year and prep for the new year!

  7. The picture of Middle walk reminds me our fields, Jack. And January sunrise is dramatic photo!