Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Lakeshore Nature Preserve #2

This is a second set of photos along the trails. What a wonderful walk this past week on the many nature trails in the Eagle Heights area of Madison, Wisconsin.  The area is called – Lakeshore Nature Preserve, located along the shores of Lake Mendota.  Here are more of the flowers I discovered on my multi-mile hike.

Enjoy hiking alone with me.

Wisconsin state capital,
as seen from the nature preserve.

view from above of the nature preserve and Eagle Heights 

ground cover

Dedecatheon Meadea

Lily of the Valley

on the trail

Wild Columbine

Geranium Maculatum

along the trail

Dream Catcher



So many very old and mature  trees



Rayer's Cove shoreline
on Lake Mendota



Sunday, May 23, 2021

Lakeshore Nature Preserve - Part 1

What a wonderful walk this week on the many trails in the Eagle Heights area of Madison, Wisconsin.  It is called – Lakeshore Nature Preserve - so many Spring flowers blooming.  Many I can identify – some not.

I will do this posting in two parts, so many photos needs more than two but two will be enough for now.

Enjoy hiking alone with me.

Capital Building in Madison

as seen from the nature preserve.

one of many trails

Geranium Maculatum

Don't know the proper name for this.

twisted tree at Frautschi Point

Lake Mendota along the trail.

Don't know this one?

Raymer's Cove beach

May apple



close look at Arisaema Triphyllum


Wood Violet - state flower of Wisconsin

Thursday, May 20, 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.


moments in the garden - - enjoy



August Storm





Native Cup Plant


Less we forget, there is another season at the gardens!


Monarch on Coneflower


One of the hybridized day lilies  #2


Balloon Flower


Bee on Inula


Daylily - J. Yon




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.


Friday, May 14, 2021

Switzerland - flowers & hikes I took - Part 2

 This is “Part 2” of the flowers I discovered on hikes in Switzerland.


Checking out and remembering some of the past flowers I have enjoyed.

These photos are from my last trip to Switzerland.   Impossible not to love the place;

the mountains, glaciers, houses, and of course the flowers.

Though the camera I used wasn't the best - you get the idea.

Do enjoy!

a working farm

Just me and the cows!

view out the window of the chalet
notice all the flowers

Everyone knows the name of that mountain!!!

more hikers