Monday, December 23, 2013

A Quote - John Muir - - Watershed #17

Thoughts to celebrate the deeply rooted appreciation, love, and joy you find in gardening
and the nature that cradles all of us.

Every now and then, this Blog will post a quote that speaks to all of us who share a deep respect and love of nature and gardening.  Along with the meditative quote, Gardens at Waters East will share a few never before seen pictures from its photo files.  Here then is today’s posting to feed your mind, spirit, and delight your eyes.


"In every walk with nature,

one receives far more than he seeks" - - - - John Muir

These photos are only a sampling of the many pictures that were taken throughout the year on hikes in the watershed of the Gardens at Waters East.

 The Ridges - Door County

 Whitefish Dunes
State Park

Indian Paintbrush
Clay Banks Trail

 Mink River Nature Preserve

 Mashek Creek Trail

 Ahnapee Trail - Algoma

 Logan Creek Nature Preserve

 Sulphur Cinquefoil

Footbridge Trail - Kewaunee

 Patawatomi State Park Trail

 Ellison Bluff Park


 Blanik Park Trail

 Along the Ice Age Trail

Maple Leaf

 Legacy Nature Preserve

 Sturgeon Bay Shipping Canal Trail

 Schoenbrunn Nature Preserve

 Fern in Autumn

 Ice Age Trail
Sturgeon Bay

 Lake Iris
Cave Point Park

 Whitefish Dunes State Park
Old Baldy Dune Trail

 Blufflands Preserve

Stump with Moss

 Kewaunee River
Footbridge Trail

Logan Creek Trail

Niagara Escarpment
snow and moss 

Looking down, or looking up, each hike on a trail brings discoveries.  On each of these hikes, many photos of the native wild flowers were taken, more can be found in the archives listed as - - - Watershed.  Enjoy traveling along some of the paths and trails all within an hour, many trails within only a few minutes of the Gardens at Waters East.  More facts and a description about the watershed that cradles the gardens can also be found in any number of those “watershed” postings.

The Watershed 

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.

"Ice Age Trail"
by W. Roberts

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  1. It's good to see hepaticas and lake iris growing in the wild. Lovely pictures

  2. Greetings from the other side of the Atlantic...your place looks so amazingly beautiful! Thank you for this quote and I share the same love of nature and gardening.
    Happy new year.

  3. Some beautiful shots of a beautiful region! The orange Hieracium (Hawkweed) is beautiful even though it isn't native. We have lots of it up at our cottage, and it's very photogenic. Love the shots of the trails and parks!

  4. So beautiful natures's pictures, as always!
    Happy New Year!!