Saturday, November 8, 2014


This is the ninth posting in the series “THE TREE” which follows the life of a special Honey Locust tree in the Gardens at Waters East.  If you have not read the first posting, it might be most helpful for you to do that.  Go to the archives in this Blog and check out the posting – Beginnings - found on March 7, 2014.  Reading this short introduction will put this tree, this posting, and future postings in proper perspective.  It will be helpful.

This posting looks at THE TREE with a focus on the seed pods as the season now comes to a close.  Notice how they have changed these weeks since the last posting.  The gardens are now approaching their final moments of the season so do enjoy the photos as time moves us into the final months of the year.      These pictures were all taken since the last posting about THE TREE.

Enjoy your visit to - THE TREE

 THE TREE - early Autumn
October 17, 2014

 Seed Pods - showing colors
October 18, 2014

 Autumn cutting & cleanup
around THE TREE
October 18, 2014

 Seed Pods
October 26, 2014

 Seed Pods
October 28, 2014

 Seed Pod
November 4, 2014

 Seed Pod - fallen to the ground
November 7, 2014

 View of THE TREE
through the Asian Patio Arch

Sunrise November 7, 2014
over Lake Michigan at the Gardens at Waters East
The day the seed pod fell to the ground.

If you wish to look at other blogs from around the world which are doing similar monthly tree postings.  click on:

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.


  1. What a beautiful arch! And so pretty light... I love that structure.

  2. I agree: That arch is fabulous! What a great idea to photograph the tree multiple times throughout the fall. Honey Locusts are underappreciated, I think. Ours give our property so much character. And yours adds beauty to your views, too!

  3. Lovely arch Jack! What is this tree? I think it's PARTHENOCISSUS. Isn't it?

  4. I can see why your tree is special and has a lot of meaning to you. Really love the way you've highlighted it here.

  5. I missed you AGAIN this summer! But wasn't it a cold and rainy one? Back in BR now and from the looks at the weather, we got out just in time.
    Hope you are well; will try again in the spring! Nancy

  6. danke für die wunderschönen bilder!!! liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland