Sunday, February 19, 2017


This weekend has been unusually warm here along the shore.  Saturday it was 61.5 F and today it is 59F.  The average high for this time of year is 29F. never ever like this!  I know it is much warmer inland – but wow this is great for those of us living on the shore of Lake Michigan!
I ran around the garden a couple of time to take a few (well many more than a few) photos.  It is still the middle of winter but you would not know it from the temperatures and the warm sun and breeze.  What a great weekend as a break for the winter season.
I am sharing all this as a  “log” journal of this weekend for the season this year.

Enjoy the pictures and feel the warmth!

Have no idea what it is - but it is green yeah!

 Blue Bottle Tree

 Sedum in a Formal Garden Pot - looks healthy.

 melting water washing through the gardens 


 moss on fence rail

 someone smiling on the warm day

 really green moss

 view from the Berry Path Arch

 buds of Magnolia

 It is green - so I love it!

 view across the Rock Garden

 running water

 Sedum in another Formal Garden Pot

 buds of the Yellow Lilac

 enjoying the rays of sun

view from the Asian Patio

NOTE:  All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.

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  1. Beautiful spring scenes. We have had above normal temperatures as well, but still lots of snow cover.

  2. Yes, crazy mild here in the Midwest. I hope the plants don't get too far along and then get frozen out. I'm also a little worried about what the summer will bring if it's this warm now. I don't mind the heat, but a drought would be awful! Beautiful photos, though!

  3. It's a glorious feeling when warmth returns to the planet. I hope the weather gods continue to be kind to you.