Monday, November 29, 2021

Thanksgiving - Sunrises

Sunrises have always fascinated me, especially now living on Lake Michigan.  Everyone is different.  Everyone is beautiful.  For me, everyone is spectacular!

The first series of photos publish here was taken on the 24th the day before Thanksgiving this year, and the second series was taken Sunday the 28th three days after Thanksgiving.  I try to restrain myself.  I have literally hundreds and hundreds of photos of sunrises taken at the Gardens at Waters East on the shores of Lake Michigan lake over the years.



as I do each morning!


Taken on Wednesday November 24,2021



Taken on Sunday November 28, 2021


Have a Good Day!!!



Sunday, November 21, 2021

Governor Dodge State Park

Recently took a hike to the Stephens Falls area of Governor Dodge State Park.  It is an enormous park with just over 5000 acres of steep hills, bluffs and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. It is located just west of the city of Madison, Wisconsin.


Since it was a weekend, there were lots of people out hiking in nature. It was nice to see so many people out enjoying the beauty of the park but I will admit that I prefer a little more quiet and less voices talking so I can take in the sounds of the waterfall, wind, birds, etc.  Next time I think I will go during the week.



Stephens Falls



Monday, November 15, 2021

Splash of Color #1

I don’t know about you but every-once-in-a-while I could use a Splash of Color to brighten up life.  This ongoing series will offer that, colors from the Gardens at Waters East – especially the Summer gardens.

Never before see garden photos.

Do Enjoy and Smile

Native Cup Plant

Daylily #24

Daisy & Bee

Daylily # 6 Peach

Flemish Poppy


The lake is always pretty even when grey!

Pampas Grass

Siberian Iris 

Pink Mallow


Bumble Bee


Friday, November 12, 2021

Fall "cleanup" 2021

 Fall “cleanup”


It is once again that time of year to prepare the gardens for the Winter season.  Always a lot of work these weeks with trimming, cutting, raking, plant moving, etc.  and plenty will be left for Spring too!

Here are a few photos of some of the work done to date. Though it is work, no doubt all you gardeners know that already, it is nice being outside with great weather and great views. It makes all the work easier to handle. 




Sunrise the first full day of garden cleanup October 29, 2021

pre - cleanup October 30, 2021

sort of clean - jaja

Olive Oil Jar

Native grasses

Every year I keep the milkweed seed
so that I continue to build the gardens
as a butterfly feeding station.

This phlox is blooming yet on November 4, 2021

Notice the ships and geese
as the sun rises on November 4, 2021.

One of the native plants still blooming

Sunrise November 10, 2021

Whitespire Birch

Whitespire Birch
at Sunset November 7, 2021