I, for one, can't believe it's Labor Day Weekend and summer is quickly coming to a close. What's worse, I haven't posted anything new since March! It's not that I didn't do anything this summer, although not as much as usual due to money issues, but I did get out with my camera to a few fun places and events, and got to meet some new photographers in my area as well.
One of my most favorite places in my area is the Milwaukee Public Museum. I've been going there ever since grade school, but hadn't gone in about 8 years. I primarily went this year due to the "Body Worlds" exhibit, but also got to see some familiar subjects such as the dinosaurs (above), the Native Americans,
"The Streets of Old Milwaukee", one of the most popular exhibits,
All of the various ethnic exhibits,
and the Museum's "Butterfly Garden" where you get to interact with real butterflies.
I also met up with a new group in our area for a photowalk of Milwaukee's Walker's Point (or 5th Ward), which I knew about but never visited before. Walker's Point is the home of Allen Bradley, and a very diverse cross-section of the city as a whole. That weekend, they had rainbow flags on the light posts in celebration of the "Gay Pride" festival at Meier festival park.
On my walk, I came across a very nice alley garden. Very jealous I don't have a green thumb.
While on the photowalk, my friend, her husband and I went on the brewery tour for Milwaukee Brewing Company. I have to say, MBC's beer has become my favorite microbrew in the city. Many different flavors and not too heavy for a hot day.
And, they definitely have fun on the job.
And no summer of mine would be complete without an annual trip to the Boerner Botanical Garden for my flower fix. Unfortunately, the long cold winter and spring kept a lot of my favorite flowers (especially roses) from blooming, but I managed to get a couple of good shots of them.
As well as other hearty little flowers.
And, I found out that I really like Dahlias, and they come in many different varieties. My favorites were the Peony variety.
Hopefully with fall coming, I will get out more with my camera and check out some local festivals and areas I haven't been to before. I hope everyone had a fun and safe summer!