Thursday, February 24, 2022

On Days Like These

It is on days like these that we can all use something comforting.  Too much news happening that is not happy – to put it mildly!  So today – will share just lots of beautiful photos to rest our minds and soak in the beauty that still exist.

Hope this helps you to relax and know in spite of all that happens beyond your home – there is goodness and beauty on this Earth. -- All photos from the Gardens at Waters East

Take a deep breath and enjoy - as best you can



Saturday, February 19, 2022

Wyalusing State Park

Wyalusing State Park (2674 acres) a Munsee-Delaware Native American word meaning “home of the warrior” sits at the junction of the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin River.  Bluffs along this area of the rivers tower 500 – 600 feet above the rivers. 


At least fourteen different native American tribes lived or visited here, leaving many sacred burial grounds. This is a place of many and various plants, birds, geological formation, rock carvings etc.  Great place for hiking! Did lots of that this day. The woods and trails are beautiful.

On this past January 24th  I did a posting on Nelson Dewey State Park which is located about ten miles south of Wyalusing.  You can check that park out by going back on this blog.  Both parks are close to each other and both located on the bluff areas along the Mississippi River. 


Enjoy your time here.


Looking north at the convergence of

the Wisconsin River and the Mississippi River

one of the many different ferns in the park

many different trails all over the park

a "root hole" on the trunk

beautiful ravines

one of the paths in Autumn

Humm - I think someone is hiding in the water fall



Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Splash of Color #2

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


November sunrise

Marguerite Daisy

Joe Bye Weed & bees

Lake View & Maximillium Sunflowers


Phlox & Juiper

a garden friend

Daylily - "rootbeer"
Hybridized at the Gardens at Waters East


Yucca & lake clouds


Monday, February 7, 2022

First Robin

Saw my first robin this afternoon.  I know that there are a few that stay here in Wisconsin all year, but that is unusual, most fly South for the winter months.  So, when a person sees one early in Spring – the saying is that Spring is coming soon.  Hope that is true!

 I took my daily hike today.

Walking this afternoon 2.6 miles with a temperature of 24 F. that is -4.44 C.


Here are a couple of photos from today, plus bonus photos of the snow and ice two days ago.  That is more like winter here!!!

Ice on Lake Mendota


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Winter Sunrises

A few of the many sunrises taken at Gardens at Waters East in mid-winter this year November, December, and January.


This is dawn which marks the beginning of twilight before sunrise.  It is recognized by the appearance of indirect sunlight being scattered in Earth’s atmosphere when the center of the Sun’s disc has reached 18 degrees below the observer’s horizon.

The morning twilight period will last until sunrise at which time the Sun’s upper limb breaks the horizon, when the direct sunlight outshines the diffused light.


Cold out, but beautiful as a new day dawns!


And now a couple of Sunflowers,

also meant to brighten up one's new day!