Saturday, January 30, 2021

Wolf Moon - First full moon of 2021

 Here is a photo of the 1st. full moon of 2021.  It is called the Wolf Moon.

Was taken looking East out over the Gardens at Waters East to Lake Michigan.


Enjoy the Moon!



January 28 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021


 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.

Nice time to look back a couple of months to when lots of things were blooming - - now that the snows have finally started to cover the ground.


moments in the garden - - enjoy



September morning

Splish Splash - July

Siberian Iris - June

Native Bee Balm - July

Love Over the Fence - September

Clouds over the lake - 1800s Ship Ribs - September

Sedum - July

Native Sunflower - Maximilian - September

Day Lily - (#28.4 Hybridized at he gardens) - August

Lake Clouds - Purple Coneflowers - August




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.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Quickie - special for today 1.6.21 more Hoar Frost photos

I thought that the photos of the Hoar Frost I took and quickly posted on Monday the 4th, would be it for the season.  Surprise surprise!  Today the Hoar Frost returned more beautiful than ever.  The gardens are super today.

Enjoy this “Quickie” all taken today.



And trust me on this - there are dozens and dozens more from today!!!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Want a "Quickie" ? Today

 Want a “Quickie” ? Today


Went out to the gardens mid-morning to check out the hoar frost.  It makes everything look like a fairy land – beautiful.


(def.  Hoar Frost is a thin layer of ice on a solid surface, which forms from water vapor in an above-freezing atmosphere coming in contact with a solid surface whose temperature is below freezing, and resulting in a phase change from water vapor to ice as the water vapor reaches the freezing point.)




Someone else was out

checking the gardens this morning!

blue gazing "egg"


check out the detail

Purple Coneflower


Saturday, January 2, 2021

Beach Driftwood

 I am always fascinated by the many forms of driftwood on StoneWater Beach at Gardens at Waters East.  The powers of water, sand and wind forms the wood into sculptures – natural beauty.

There are a number of driftwood pieces mounted on pedestals in the home here.  Giving them the dignity of sculptured art.

Along the shore

So much beauty in a "piece of wood"