Trust me on this one. There were enough photos taken this
summer of the many visitors to the gardens here that one could make a “coffee table book” collection! Since the gardens sit on the shores of
Lake Michigan, literally thousands
of birds migrate through the area in Spring and in Fall. Thousands and thousands. Tens of thousands. Those that stop over for a visit find
an almost unlimited number of bugs to feast on in order to fatten up and have
energy for the rest of their journey. Speaking of the bugs, as you will see in
the photos, many of them are feasting on other “bugs”.
It was surprising when going over
the photos from this Summer, to see the number of bugs, birds, and mammals that
moved about the garden rooms. Here
are a couple dozen photos of visitors, and again trust me, there are dozens
more that were taken during these warm months.
In past postings you will see
photos of the American eagles that are here daily, pheasants, swallows, ducks, dragon
flies and damsel files, red-tail fox, creek otters, and people too. However, this posting would never end
if all were included. Here
is a “short list” of those who have come to enjoy the Gardens at Waters East during the Summer of 2013.
Many I do not
know. Maybe you can name some of
Enjoy your walk with
me around the gardens.
August sunrise over Lake Michigan
Grasshopper on Daylily
Deer in the early summer garden
along the Lake Path
checking for more "visitors"
on Lovage blooms
on Nanny Berry
Two "bugs" checking each other out
on 19th century ship ribs
on Rudbeckia bloom
Purple Coneflower with "visitor"
Enjoying an Aster
on Cushion Spurge bloom
Four inch long ?
on Siberian Iris
Splish Splash Geranium and "visitor"
Sea Holly with wasp
Cup Plant with "visitor"
Ghost Spider having lunch
on their daily flight
over the Gardens at Waters East
Coreopsis and visiting "bug"
"I'm watching you - watching me."
Daffodil with spider
along the Middle Walk Path
looking for more "visitors"
with visiting "mini" bee
Spider on daisy
Tulip Tarda with "visitors"
looking for more "visitors"
Checking for "goodies"
great complimentary design with the lily
Queen Anne Lace and "visitor"
having lunch on the Asian Patio
love the pink stripe on this one
moving along the path toward the Formal Garden
Checkout who is hiding in-wait (on the left side of the daisy)
for this "visitor".
flying over - - enjoying the colors
flowers flowers everywhere
all to the "visitors" delight
sunset in the West reflecting off clouds
looking East over Lake Michigan
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accurate journal of the gardens;
no photos are
“staged”, “arranged”, or ”photo-shopped” in anyway.
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– is what it here. It is what it
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