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
False Sunflower - in the glow of a July sunset
Gottendorf Rose - July
Lysimachia - July
Hibiscus - with shadows
Gardens at Waters East - - bluff view to the North in August
Lambs Ear - June
Inula - and friend - September
View of Lake Michigan from Middle Walk in the gardens - September
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.
These are some of the colored leaves at the entrance of the cave.
Cave of the Mounds, located about two hundred miles drive
from my home, is designated a “National
Natural Landmark”.The main cave
began forming more than a million years ago as acidic water dissolved the limestone
Every drop of water entering the cave carries with it
dissolved calcium carbonate, which leaves calcite crystals on the cave ceiling,
walls and floor.It can take upwards of
150 years to deposit one cubic inch of these crystal formations.
The cave was discovered in 1939 when workers removing
limestone from a quarry blasted into rock – revealing this stupendous
underground cavern with rooms, galleries, and nook and crannies.
To my embarrassment – I got down to about forty feet below
the surface and had a panic attack!I
had to be led up and out the entrance! How embarrassing!!!
I did not get to see many of the
formations that I saw many years ago on my first visit.The last time I visited was more than fifty years
ago – still am impressed. Still looks the same!
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.