Friday, August 22, 2014

Want a "Quickie"? Today 8.22.14

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken this morning in the Gardens at Waters East. - - 8.22.14  This morning – and pretty much the whole day – the gardens were shrouded in fog, really think fog.  Spider webs were everywhere covered with the dew of the day.  A great time to walk through the gardens and observe the muted colors, the designs, and flowers at bloom.  Take your time and stroll the paths with me.

 Lake Michigan, believe it or not, is about 300 feet from these coneflowers.
Trust me it is our there!

 Pink Mallow and the south ravine

 Even in the fog - the poppy shows its color.

 Spider Web on Barberry

 Ship Ribs from the 1800s sitting in a Day Lily field.

 Hybridized Daylily #X10
created at the Gardens at Waters East

 muted colors

 Queen Anne Lace
with the soft white of fog

 Spider Web on Diablo Ninebark

 Heirloom Rose bud - Gottendorf
with spider web


 Spider Web & Veronica

 Golden Ninebark, Globe Thistle, & Coneflowers

 Porthole Sculpture - made from glass from the portholes of
The Straits of Mackinac
with the Formal Garden and Lake Michigan in background.

In the summer of 2005, 77 years after she was launched in Detroit, the remains of the very last Michigan State Ferry still afloat, The Straits of Mackinac, were intentionally sunk about 14 miles off Chicago's Navy Pier to become a scuba diving attraction. Today she rests in about 80 feet of water and is visited by divers from throughout the world.

 Spider Web with Hybridized Daylily #8

 Spider Web on Grape Vine

 muted colors

The Currants seem to enjoy the fog and are about ready to be harvested.

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  1. Absolutely breathtaking! Everything in bloom at once and the light just right. The porthole sculpture is so perfect for a garden on the lake.

  2. Oh such gorgeous pictures. The fog gives a lovely soft look to the images.

  3. Lovely. You have capture d the spiders web so well!