Saturday, January 21, 2017

Watershed #28

Enjoy another day exploring with me some different areas of the watershed for the Gardens at Waters East.

Gentian

NOTE:  Summary Definition:  - -   Every photo posted on this Blog is always taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East – except those under the heading “Watershed”.  The watershed is that area of surrounding land, water, and streams beyond the gardens that nurture the gardens and eventually, slowly move East where the waters find their way into Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes.

 Ahnapee River

 Spider ?

 along the Ice Age Trail


(For a more detailed explanation of the facts of this particular Great Lakes watershed, refer back to the posting on 12.16.16 Watershed #27)


 mushroom

 mushrooms - Indian Burial Grounds

 StoneWater Beach - Gardens at Waters East

 Peninsula Park - Door County

 StoneWater Beach

 Ahnapee Trail


 Sunset - Kewaunee County

The watershed - - Gardens at Waters East

Your comments are always welcome


Sunday, January 15, 2017

BLOG SHOTS #94


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

 November - sunrise

 August - visitor

 July - Love Over the Fence

 June - Tulip

 August - rainbow

 May - Daffodil

 September - visitor on the Sedum

 January - Middle Arch snow

 May - Creeping Phlox


 August - Sedum collection of pots

Since we are getting to the mid-way of Winter, I could not resist the three following photos sent to me by a friend.  Always important to bring a smile during these long - often dark - days and nights of the season.  Hope these bring you a smile or two!








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.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Quote: James Gustave Speth


"We learn from our gardens
         to deal with the most urgent question of the time: 
         How much is enough?"
James Gustave Speth





All photos were taken here in the Gardens at Waters East
with
some words to reflect on.    




Monday, January 2, 2017

Want a "Quickie" ? Today 1.2.17

Every sunrise here at the lake is interesting – and so often - different.  Today is no exception.  As the sun looked like it was already up above the horizon – it was not.  The reflection in the clouds of the soon-to-be sunrise made it look like it was up a full good ten minutes before it broke the horizon at the lake.  Interest illusion – as if there were multiple suns rising this early morning as we move into 2017.

Hope the photos help to capture what was truly an interesting illusion today.
Enjoy





 I think I see it - - 

 There it is - THE SUN - finally

 And now - there are four or more - interesting.


 Beautiful colors!



NOTE:   All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.
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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.



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sample of Day Lilies 2016 #2

During the last ten years, Gardens at Waters East has hybridized more than 450 day lilies.  These day lilies exist no place else on Earth accept here at the gardens.  About half have now been given away as gifts to friends and neighbors.  Slowly they are taken over the planet – jajajjajaj

This year – 2016 – there will be only two postings of some of the blooms from these plants.  Part one and part two will have a total of twenty of the hundreds that have been hybridized – just a sampling.

This is Part Two – a final look at the 2016 Day Lilies.  (Part #1 was poster one month ago - see November 28th.)

Hope you enjoy these hardy plants as much as we do – this has been a long-time passion.


 #8 Iridescent

 #1 Red

 #7

 Day Lily Field

 #8 Rootbeer

 #3X

 Sunrise - Daylily Field
Notice how the early morning sun changes the colors.

 #8 group

 #13X

#C.2

Your comments are always welcome.