Monday, August 15, 2022


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

Sunrise at the Gardens at Waters East.

and now

some of the plants and flowers in the gardens.

Daylily X9 - hybridized here at the gardens.

One of my pride and joy projects.

It maybe summer, but winter also has beauty.

Good to remember.

Native Anemone

Aster - in August

Bee on native Cup Plant

Daylily #8

hybridized here in the gardens.

Monarch Butterflies in August enjoy the Purple Coneflowers.

Notice the wings of the Bumble Bee.






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.

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.



  1. Beautiful blooms and scenes, and it's great to see the pollinators on your flowers--especially the monarchs, which have been less plentiful in the Madison area this summer. I'm seeing more now, so hoping the numbers were just higher north of here.

    1. There have been a number of baby Monarch caterpillars on my milkweed. They must be making their final journey north - I think.

  2. Thanks for these lovely images. I also appreciate the occasional winter shot in summer. Winter truly has a lot of beauty.

    1. Winter here is cold but beautiful. I thought one photo of that season of the year would be good to remind us all that beauty is year-round.

  3. Nice photographs, I love butterflies in the flowers.

    1. This is the time for seeing lots of butterflies. I wish there were more Monarchs but the population seems to have gotten smaller across the USA.

  4. I try! The subject material is what makes them good kotos, not me! JAJA

  5. Lovely to see the Red Admiral butterflies ... at least that is what we call them here in the UK.

    1. That is the same name that we call it here too. Lots in the gardens. Plus so many others.