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.
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
view from the Asian Patio - July
Pink Mallow - July
Middle Walk - August
Obedient & Coneflowers - July
Persian Coneflower - July
Milkweed - July
Moss Rose - June
Peony - June
Lake Michigan - clouds - September
Monarda native - July
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
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.
Intro:This is the
Fourth in the series – Autumn Colors
The long hike up the ridge and rocks begins -
though it does not look it at this point --
pretty difficult at times.
Humm - a friend along the way!
Devil’s Lake is Wisconsin’s
largest and busiest state park, with over 10,000 acres and more than 29 miles
of hiking trails.There are some great
views both in the forest and looking over the 500 foot tall bluffs at the lake.There are also Indian Burial Mounds – a
Beauty in this tree.
The area was formed between 1.4
and 1.6 billion years ago. The rocks you walk on were here long before the
dinosaurs. These rocks were part of the floor of an ancient ocean. The waves in
the rock patterns are the ripple marks of that ocean bed.
About 500 million years ago a
second great ocean flooded Wisconsin.Interesting, North America was rotated 90 degrees clockwise from its
present position and lay along the equator. It was then part of the southern
tropics!At a later day, about 18,000
years ago there came the Ice Age which sat here for 8,000 years.The freezing and thawing during that period
forms the rock formations such as the Devil’s Door.
I did not check to see if anyone was home here!
This is Devil's Door - way at the top of the climb --
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. These photos are of the Entrance Gate area. I designed and created the gate in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Notice the angle design - often seen in Wright homes.
The red, black and white "Triptych"
sits on top of a salvaged pillar from a home in Chicago.
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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