Gardening and Landscaping on the shore of Lake Michigan in Zone 4 - Zone 5. The special circumstances, needs and assets, for lake area gardening. Blogs to cover ongoing gardening and plantings, developments and issues, special plants. This is a photo journal of gardening as a hobby, shared with those of like mind.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
January Thaw - 1.17-18.15
Every year in this area of the
country, the upper Midwest, we have what is called the “January Thaw”.After weeks and weeks of freezing
temperature and many night well below 0 degrees F,it warms up – relatively speaking!
You can notice the difference
as the snow melted from Saturday above to Sunday below
This recent weekend was the
January Thaw of 2015 in the Gardens at
Waters East.Everyone hopes
there will be more days than just these two, but this is it for now.I often ask – why do people even live
here???Winters can be soooooooo
cold!However Spring, Summer, and
Fall make up for even these very cold Winter days.A day or two of “thaw”
like this weekend where the temperature reaches +40 F helps people to
survive.Everyone thinks - only a
couple more months of this cold and the gardens will once again begin to show
People in this area of the
country are a hopeful and positive crew who see the glass as half full and
never half empty.
Again, notice the difference from Saturday above
to Sunday below
The photos posted today, though
grey and rather dull on this Winter weekend, show signs of water from the
melting snow – we are all true believers - better days are coming.
In the following photos you will see that the deer knocked down the logs
but who cares
the snow is melting!
If you wish to make a comment,
these Winter months is always welcome.
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
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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.