Sunday, December 7, 2014


THE END ---- This is the tenth posting – and the last one in the series “THE TREE” which follows the life of a special Honey Locust tree in the Gardens at Waters East.

 Recent November Photo
Sunrise over Lake Michigan
Gardens at Waters East

You may find that checking any of the past postings done in this series will be a good way to see how this tree and the seasons surrounding it have progressed through 2014.

Panorama Photo- - THE TREE
photo taken in July

Looking into the archives, start with the first posting  - Beginnings – posted on March 7, 2014.  After that, you might like to revisit all the postings as found in the archives.  Something to see at each “stage” as the season moves along.
2nd posting April 7
3rd posting May 7
4th posting June 7
5th posting July 7
6th posting August 7
7th posting September 7
8th posting October 8
9th posting November 8

This last posting, looks at THE TREE with a focus on early Winter as it begins here is the Gardens at Waters East.  THE TREE, and all of us, are now moving into the final months of the year.  Gone are all the lush greens, the vibrant colors, even most of the birds have headed South for now and hopefully will return again next Spring.

photo from mid-November

As you can see, now the stillness and quiet of this cold season has taken hold.  THE TREE will remain much as you see it for the next few months waiting for the sun’s warmth to return. 

one last look at summer past
in full summer glory

Waiting in silence in the cold
Waiting for Spring to come again

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. Photographing the tree month after month : it is a very good idea.

  2. Parallels life.....Beauty in time spent preparing for winter, and then all the beauty there is in that winter.