Saturday, May 20, 2017

BLOG SHOTS # 99

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

 Entrance Pylons
January

 Columbine
June

 False Sunflower
July

 Storm Clouds
August

 White Spire Birch
January

 Middle Walk
August

 Daisy
July

 Lake Path
August

 Sunrise at the shore - Lake Michigan
May


 Lake Path - Iris
June



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
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.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Magnolia in May



There is something special about the Royal Star Magnolia that has always gotten my attention.  It must be a combination of things that makes it one of my favorite blooms.



It has a “soft” white with hints of subtle color undertones.  It moves so gently in the onshore breezes that come in from Lake Michigan, just a slight flutter in the petals.  It has a smooth delicate look and texture.  It has a simple plain appearance yet with a recognizable and understated air of sophistication.



It is regal.


It is elegant.


Enjoy a few of the photos taken this week of the appropriately named
Royal Star Magnolia here in the gardens this month of May.





One last photo of the Royal Star and Lake Michigan





Monday, May 1, 2017

Spring has Sprung!!!!!

Finally here at the shore, the signs of Spring are happening.  Colors are popping up here and there as life returns to the gardens. Yellows and blues and whites – welcome me and the birds and butterflies.  I love this time of the year.  Life is renewing itself.  I drink it in.
Here are a few photos taken the last days in April.




 Ground Hog - enjoying the Patio Fountain

 Star Magnolia

 Scilla Peruvina







 Lots of Butterflies today


 Puschkinia




                        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.



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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mayan ruins - flowers

While traveling in Guatemala recently and in the past years, I was fortunate enough to visit a number of Mayan ancient city sites.  I have always loved architecture so I took lots and lots of photos of the structures – and a few of the flowers growing there among the ruins.  Here are only a very few photos of each – you get the idea.  What a beautiful country and wonderful kind people.
Enjoy the visit, enjoy a few of the “wild” flowers.

 Zaculeu - MAM - overview
The White City

 flower near the ruin

 Zaculeu - MAM

 me on top - Zaculeu - MAM

 Iximche

 Iximche

 Lichen at Iximche

 Iximche - tree blossoms

 Iximche

Iximche

 Iximche - seeds in holes of a tree
made by birds then placed there
interesting!

 Kaminaljuu - ruins
The City of the Dead
in the heart of Guatemala City

 Kaminaljuyu - people praying for the dead

 Kaminaljuyu - flowering tree

 Kaminaljuyu - people at prayer
with flower offerings and song

 Kaminaljuyu - flower

 Kaminaljuyu - interesting very small black flower

 CHUWA NIMA' AB' AJ
only 60 kilometers from Guatemala City

CHUWA
ball court
 CHUWA
lichen on ruins

 CHUWA
a "resident" inspecting me as I inspect the ruins

 CHUWA

 CHUWA
Bee Hive - notice the pattern

 CHUWA - flower

 CHUWA - tree beginning to bloom

 CHUWA - twin ruins

Lake Atitlan



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