Here are few photos take this Labor Day Weekend at the Gardens at Waters East. The last of the Summer flowers are blooming, and a couple of friends are enjoying their time hanging around the gardens on the shore of Lake Michigan.
frog on Scotch Pine
frog - notice the texture and colors
butterfly on Aster
one of the dayliles hybridized here in the gardens
native Cup Plant
Monarchs coming from Canada
gathering and resting for their long trip back to Mexico.
Their "great grandparents" left Mexico earlier this year.
Now these great grandchildren return to the same place in the mountains - - -
never having been there!
Ghost Spider on Coneflower
More Monarchs gathering this weekend.
The groups are just beginning.
Last year there were hundreds and hundreds
here at the Gardens at Waters East.
Joe Pye and Bumble Bee - notice the pollen