Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Want a Quickie - Today ?


The First Day of Spring 2013
7:30 AM
10 F.  or  -12.2 C
Windy & Cold

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken this morning at the Gardens at Waters East. - - 3.20.13
This is suppose to be the first day of Spring – doesn’t seem like it to me!!  It is like the middle of Winter.  However even with this cold day and the snows of yesterday, there is beauty in the gardens.  Notice all the wonderful patterns formed by the snow on plants and stone.   - - -   A feast for the eyes in design.

 Asian Patio Garden

 Sculpture - 1000 Cranes

 Bistro Table & Chairs

 Wall of Niagara Escarpment Stone

 Ribs from Schooner built mid 1800s

 Rock Garden

 Snow at Golden Ninebark 

 Ice Flow and Morning Sun
Lake MIchigan

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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.


  1. Wonderful snow sculptures, and the perfect setting for them, too. The first day of spring...doesn't seem possible, does it, especially compared to last year at this time. Beautiful photographs, as always.

  2. It is beautiful, but you are right - it feels more like winter than spring! Although we have no snow here, spring has been very slow in coming this year. Maybe now that it's "official", spring will hurry and show up!

  3. Hi Jack!
    Really beautiful! a landscape so calm have incredible landscape views!
    I hope that spring will come soon to your garden.
    A warm hug from the Mediterranean.

  4. The weather in Michigan looks even worse than in Rotterdam. We have -2 Celcius at daytime and you -12!! I am crossing my fingers spring will arrive in your part of the world soon too. They say we are going to have a lovely Easter. I think we will have to celebrate it in the garden, because that is where I will probably be :-)!

    Have a lovely Sunday,


  5. So beautiful and calming. Great photos.

  6. Thank you for popping over to leave a message on my blog - so am returning the compliment! Great shots of the snow - a slight contrast to your header photo - this is stunning with such a variety of plants... is this your own garden? Have a good week - Miranda

  7. Hej!
    So much snow? But your shots are great and beautiful.
    Now I long for spring with warmth and flowering;!We have almost no snow but so terrible cold!

    Nice to have a visitor from Lake Michigan! Thanks! /Anja

  8. A peaceful, cold morning ... and beautiful pictures. Thank you, Jack, for the tour :) Greetings from Greece !

  9. According to our local weather forecaster, easterly winds have blown from Russia, across Northern Europe, the UK, and the Atlantic, all the way to your neck of the woods. In other words, you've got a bit of European snow there. Not that we're asking for it back or anything.