Thursday, March 24, 2016

You have got to be kidding!!!

Arrived home yesterday from two months in Guatemala volunteering – temperatures were in the 80s there.  Got up this morning to this – 32F and a hard blowing blizzard.  Good to get back to the gardens before this arrived – yet – might have been even nicer to wait a few more day to return from the wonderful temperatures in Guatemala.

 Lake Atitlan

 Iximche - Tecpan
Mayan ruins

The gardens in front of my cottage.

Here are photos from the garden this morning.  Windy, snow, cold, - but nice to be home after a long time away.


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.


  1. That must be quite a shock to the system. The snow did result in beautiful pictures.

  2. Welcome back Jack. The view from your cottage in Guatemala looks beautiful!

    Hope the snow in your garden will make room for flowers soon.

    Happy Easter!


  3. Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar.
    Bei dir sieht es ja noch sehr winterlich aus. So viel Schnee hatten wir seit Jahren nicht.
    Schön sind die Winterbilder, aber ich wünsche dir, dass auch an deinem See bald der Frühling einkehrt.
    Gruß, Anette

  4. Thank you for the Kind words in my blog, Jack. I see your garden is still under the snow, but don't despair, Spring can't be that far away. For me those snow pictures are a delight, since we had the mildest winter since record here.
    May you have an Happy Easter!

  5. Ya, it's the opposite conditions, isn't it? We had ice and about an inch of snow here in Madison. It's all melted now, but the ice was a drag. Fortunately not much wind, so the damage was minimal. March in Wisconsin, I guess. I'll look forward to more coverage about your trip to Guatemala!

  6. Oh, Jack you're back from hottest weather to cold climate. But seeing you own garden and waiting for spring is wonderful.

  7. A startling contrast. What a difference a day makes!