Friday, September 12, 2014

Once Around the Sun #4

This series is a photo essay of one year in the life of the Gardens at Waters East.  Each and every photo was taken at the property of the gardens over the course of one year giving an “overview” of the many faces and expressions found in the Gardens at Waters East.  Photos are labeled the month they were taken.  Hope your “year” visiting here today brings you joy from flowers, sun, water, and more.

Enjoy your time – Once Around the Sun.

Sunrise in Rain Garden

Blue Spruce

Ship Ribs from the 1850s

Tardia & Grape Hyacinth


Oriental Poppy

False Sunflower & Pink Mallow

Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed

Lichen on bench

Native Sunflower - Maximillian
Bumble Bee

Sunrise Over Lake Michigan

Milkweed on StoneWater Beach
private beach of Gardens at Waters East

Special  Notice:

Postings of note since the last published posting titled
Once Around the Sun - dated April 1, 2013
check out the Archives

1. The Tree - series starting with the first publication – March 7, 2014
2. Quotes 4 U the Gardener – May 5, October 20, December 23, of 2013
and - March 12  &  June 12 of 2014
3. Original Sculpture by Rivera – July 16, 2014
4. Seasonal Contrast – November 14, 2013
and February 7,  March 15,  May 2,  &  September 3 of 2014
5. And everyone likes the - Want a “Quickie” ? Today
published throughout the year

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  1. I need some of that snow right now. Been missing Wisconsin lately. Actually this time of year, I always feel a really strong pull to go home. I think it might be fall that does this. My favorite months were always September, October and November. When I say favorite I mean to say that I wrapped myself in everyday of the weather, leaves and road trips. It was sad for me when those months ended and cloud cover took over in the winter. Your photos are always gorgeous and strong reminders of why I loved growing up on the lake. We'll meet one of these days when I return home. Family tends to take up much of the time but I'll work something out so that we'll be able to visit. I am so envious you get to experience fall!!! Enjoy the gardens before they sleep. My favorite this time of year is the Autumn Sedum. I think it's cool because of the way it reminds me of my desert garden here with the cacti and succulents. Those thick leaves are incredible. Break a piece off and let it grown. One time I brought them back home to Tucson and put them in my garden and it grew for a time!! All my best. Chris

  2. It was 38 this AM and I spotted the snow before I saw January!!! The photos are beautiful as always.

  3. I like the idea of a photo representing each month in the garden...really stunning.

  4. You have such a beautiful garden all year long. Lovely photos, Jack !

  5. Nice! I'm not ready for the white stuff, but I must admit your winter scenes are pretty, too.