Thursday, November 28, 2013

Seasonal Contrast #9 The Lantern

Seasonal Contrast in the - Gardens at Waters East

Postings in this ongoing series will show the same garden “area” and “objects” at two or more different times / seasons of the year.  The contrast will offer the viewer an appreciation of the beauty found in the same spot but in different months.  Some of the photos have never been seen before, others were collected from earlier postings in order to provide the needed contrast.  Each season has its own “feeling”, has its own beauty.

In this posting the focus is on the Japanese Lantern placed on an “island stone” in the Asian Garden.  It is carved out of heavy granite and sets the “atmosphere” the “feel” for this special garden room.


 Sambucus - Black Lace in Bloom - June

 Eight months latter

 Morning Sunrise - February

Summer Day - July

 Snow Storm - Beginning

Sambucus - Black Lace
with leaves

 Sambucus - Black Lace
without leaves

 Formal Garden in Background

 Midsummer Lilies - July

 Shadows - February

 Asters & Hosta - September

 Sunrise - January

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.

Japanese Lantern
Lake Michigan in the background

NOTE:  All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.

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  1. Wonderful pictures! What a good idea to take a model, like the lantern, and take pictures from the same place during the seasons.
    Have a nice weekend!

  2. Beautyful! You also have quite a lot of snow in winter! In Salzburg it started getting cold outside. In the last days we had frost in the morning.

    Greetings kathrin

  3. Wonderful comparisons of the seasons from the granite lantern's perspective. I guess it won't be long now before we receive the first snow.

  4. The fact you can grow Black Beauty means you don't have Japanese Beatles??? After several harsh years of being chewed on, she decided to go to the woody perennial heaven in the sky... =(
    I very much enjoyed your perspective.