Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Garden is a Friend ---

Sunrise at Gardens at Waters East

With all the snow the last four day, I thought it nice to be reminded that better days are coming!!!  This has been the most snow ever recorded in one storm here in this area of the country. LOTS & LOTS
So, not wanting to lose sight of the wonderful gardens here, and to remind us all of the gardens we have at our homes and enjoy all over the world, I thought this would cheer us up and give us that wild expectation of Spring to come!


This is a photo taken in Guatemala this past week.  
I have many photos of flowers I will be sharing in the days ahead,
 that I took on my trip there.
I find the container - inspiring!!!

 This and all the following photos from the Gardens at Waters East,
are meant to remind us that our gardens do bring us joy.

 Our gardens are a "friend".

 A recent storm over the gardens here at the lake.

Things are looking up!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Want a "Quickie" ? Today 4.14.18

I just returned from Guatemala and am still unpacking! I was going to post some of the beautiful flowers that I photographed there – that will have to wait until the next posting.  Look what I woke up to this morning.
It is April 14, 2018 and this is my “welcome home” greeting!!!  It has been snowing since last night and is to continue all day today and then Sunday all the way until Monday noon. I have no idea what the gardens will look like after this long snow storm !  OMG!!!
Not a happy camper this morning – and I am sure the plants out there in the Gardens at Waters Eastare even more unhappy!!!

Dare I say Enjoy

 Hard to tell - but the wind is really blowing.

Even the patio fountain head looks unhappy!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Autumn Colors #8 - Presque Isle

This is the final posting in the nine-part series – Autumn Colors. We have explored a number of area state and national parks, and nature preserves in this series.  Postings started on November 9, 2017.  (If you want to see those posted recently – go into the Blog archives).  This has been a great “tour” of some of the many wonderful places – so close to home!

Presque Isle River is at the very western tip of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Norther Michigan. The whole area, miles and miles and miles of scenic beauty, is a fantastic place to spend days hiking.

The river tumbles over several waterfalls and rapids as it races to meet Lake Superior.  The largest of the falls is named – Manabezho, after a powerful spirit-god of the native Ojibwa people.  Presque Isle River is one of Michigan’s wildest rivers!  The photos don’t do justice to the beauty all around and the sounds of thundering waters.

Just ahead - Lake Superior!

Thursday, March 1, 2018


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 - July

 Lake View - August

 Moth on the window - September, 2016

 Wave Petunia - September

 Poppy - July

 Primrose - June

 Sea Holly - July

 Siberian Iris - June 2011

 Geranium - Splish Splash - June

 Virginia Blue Bells - May

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.