Saturday, June 20, 2020

Joy & Signs of Hope #3

I am calling this series – Joy & Signs of Hope.

There are not many uplifting things in the news these days, so I decided to do a little more posting on the blog.  Seeing things of beauty can bring a little joy to all of us at this time.  So, in addition to the many regular postings here, over the next months I will do my part to brighten up your day with many recent photos taken of the beauty that lives here all year, Spring through Winter in the Gardens at Waters East.
I am calling these special postings – Joy & Signs of Hope.

Hope this helps!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Want a "Quickie" Today

Today is different.  All “Want a Quickie Today” have always been taken the day they are published – hence the name!  Today is different.  These photos were taken last evening after the supper hour so there was not enough time to prepare and publish at that time and needed to wait until this morning.
Took a walk around the gardens in the evening, many Spring flowers blooming and some already gone for the season waiting for next year.
Here are a few from last evening.  Nice to see so many expressing their joy for the warm weather and sunshine today.


Centaurea Montana

Creeping Phlox - white



German Iris

Cushion Spurge

Lily of the Valley

Native Phlox

Paper White Narcissus

Solomon's Seal


Star Magnolia

Virginia Blue Bells

Creeping Phlox - purple


Spirea Grefsheim

Ending with a recent sunrise and sunset from the gardens.

sunrise over Lake Michigan

Sunset looking west from the gardens

Monday, June 1, 2020


Each month Gardens at Waters East (GAWE) will post a few never before seen photos of “garden life” called - - BLOG SHOTS.  Here are the photos for this posting.

moments in the garden - - enjoy

lake view from gardens

False Sunflower

Purple Coneflower

lake view from gardens


Lake Clouds

Pink Mallow

lake view

Native Cup Plant

lake view

Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.

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