Tuesday, August 20, 2013



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. These photos, along with many more, were taken in the last few days.

moments in the garden - - enjoy

 Ghost Spider - notice how it has changed color to blend in.

 Triptych - sculpture
Lake Michigan in background

 False Sunflower - Heliopsis
backed by leaves from Sambucus - Black Lace

 Flocks of young Red-winged Blackbirds
Flying back and forth across the gardens
building strength to fly South.
It went on all day long.

 Daylily - Brilliant Red

 Globe Thistle

 View East
toward Lake Michigan

 Middle Walk Path
Crossing the English Garden

Storm Passing South of Gardens
August 12, 2013

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.

Smoke Bush - Royal Purple

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unless otherwise marked.
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  1. Neat spider! Still trying to get there to see you!

  2. Though the spider does look ghostly in color, the rounded body shape and the way the legs are held out in a recurved position makes it a crab spider. I'm used to seeing them either white or yellow, but yours has even better camouflage with even a matching pink, great shot! The BBC site says some can change their color to match flowers, I didn't realize that. I love your globe thistle, they are so perfectly shaped.