Saturday, August 20, 2016

BLOG SHOTS # 86

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

 the garden shore

 Flemish Poppy

 Rudbeckia

 Honey Bees

 Tiger Lily

 Purple Coneflower & Sea Holly

 False Sunflower

 Lake Michigan
Gardens at Waters East

 Bumblebee in flight


 What will soon be coming next - ???


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.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This Morning! 8.17.16

I took the dogs for a walk along the shore this morning.  A beautiful day that I thought I would share with you.  This is where the Gardens at Waters East is located on the shores of Lake Michigan.


The gardens are behind the trees on the shore way to the right in the first photo.
Trust me - they are there jajajaj.


On the walk came across so many flowers - even this common thistle looks good today.


Here is a view taken this morning of the small harbor town where the gardens and I live.
It is a nice quiet beautiful place.


This last photo is a Cup Plant taken this morning. I gave it to the neighbors last Fall.  I have so many in the gardens so I thought it would be nice to share one.  At the gardens they are only one meter tall, the neighbor must have special soil.  This plant is over three meters tall - WOW.

Hope you enjoyed this short visit today.
Your comments are always welcome.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tall Ship Festival

This past week nine tall sailing ships passed by the Gardens at Waters East on their way to the Tall Ship Festival in Green Bay.  Standing here in the gardens watching, one becomes reflective of what life was like 150 – 200 years ago when these were the kind of ships plying the waters of Lake Michigan off these very shores.  Thoughts about: what was life like for those men and women so many years ago, where are their decedents today, the many years of history that have taken place in America and how it has changed, and more.  It was a time for much reflection.  Ships from Spain, Norway and ports in the USA sailed by the gardens.  Very nice to see.

first ship at 5:30 AM
passing the gardens

The photos on this posting are not the best – taken with my little point–and–shoot camera, but you get to see and share in part of the experience of an interesting day here at the Gardens at Waters East.

 another at 7:00AM

in the port here in town
 about to sail

sailing by Gardens at Waters East

I jumped in the car and followed them north to the next little town and then beyond.  Followed the ships to the canal in Sturgeon Bay.  It was a wonderful experience that I share here with you.

all the ships mustered off shore with a show of force

 moving north

 shipping canal at Sturgeon Bay

 Two last photos from earlier that morning
off the shores of the Gardens at Waters East


Hope you were able to enjoy a little sailing history this August morning.

The ships participating in the festival were:  El Galeon,  Pride of Baltimore II,  Denis Sullivan,  Windy,  Appledore IV,  Darken Harald Harfagre,  US Brig Niagara,   Madeline,  When & If  



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Want a "Quickie" ? Today 8.10.16

(All “Quickies” are photos taken and posted the same day)
These photos were taken today at the Gardens at Waters East. - -8.10.16  Lots of activity with the flowers today.  Bugs and bees everywhere.  Here is a quick look from a noonday “walk around”.
Enjoy

 Moss Rose

 "baby" lemons on the patio tree

 I am afraid to ask - "what are they doing" jajajaj

 Daylily #D -- hybridized in the Gardens at Waters East
one of 450 day lilies created over the years 

 False Sunflower

 Ghost Spider here again today

 Love Over the Fence

 Mallow - Mystic Merlin

 Mallow - Pink

 Moss Rose

 Balloon Flower

 Hibiscus

 Phlox

 Rudbeckia - Goldstrum

 Veronica - Sunny Border Blue

 Sea Holly


 One last photo taken last month with Lake Michigan seen from the gardens.


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.

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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.



Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ghost Spider - Take a Look

In reviewing some recent past photos, I noticed the “Ghost Spider” and its changing colors. I had not notices the variety of changes it is able to make – white, yellow, purple, etc. It does blend in quite well to where it sits in-waiting for a meal.


Now over the last couple of days, I began to look again closely at some of the flowers in the gardens – by George – there are a number of ghost spiders out and about in the Gardens at Waters East.





Check out the colors.  See if you can locate the spiders immediately or need to look closer at the blooms to find them.  Look how they hide.





Look too and find the prey it is “stocking” on the different flowers.





Here are only a few of the photos taken in the Gardens at Waters East that demonstrate the spider’s ability of “camouflage” so that it is able to surprise and quickly grab its next meal.  It’s another one of nature’s developments expressing adaptability for personal gain.  Interesting.






If anyone knows the “real” name of this spider – let me know.  It was called a Ghost Spider by the person who first saw it in the gardens here and pointed it out to me.  If you know more – do tell me.

Experience here in photos - the versatility of the Ghost Spider










Your comments are always welcome

One last photo
Lake Michigan as seen from the Gardens at Waters East

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.