Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
This morning I looked out the window and saw... ducks. One hen and two suitors were strolling about the neighborhood. While this may not seem unusual to some, we are at least three blocks from the nearest water, and I haven't seen a single duck on our street in the 6 years I have been here. Given that we got some pretty significant rain today, perhaps they were just telling us to get ready.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Brewers played the second game of a series against the San Francisco Giants this afternoon, and we witnessed a first inning inside-the-park home run, as well as a game-winning suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the ninth. Sitting in the last row of the upper deck, it wasn't the best view of the field, but a great win made up for it.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
When I woke up this morning, I wasn't intending to be standing at the lakefront with 1000 other people, but that's where I wound up. The Brewers, as part of their "Where's Bernie" promotion, had placed hundreds of these lawn gnomes around the city and state for people to find and take home. While not all locations were so well behaved, everyone at McKinley Park was orderly and generally courteous.
Monday, May 23, 2011
This past weekend marked the annual opening of Bradford Beach, and the weather certainly cooperated. The mercury in the thermometer is still running up and down, but it looks like this weekend will be warm enough to play on the beach, even if the water is still frigid.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The awesome weather today got us out on to the patio to grill some steaks for dinner, and we weren't the only ones on the block to fire up the grill and cook out. Throw in a couple baked potatoes and some garlic sauteed mushrooms, and you have a delicious summer meal.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I'm not sure where it came from, as I haven't seen any nests in the area, but this half of a robin's egg shell made an appearance in our garden this afternoon. The sprouting Asian Lillies made a great background for the blue shell in today's photo.
Monday, May 16, 2011
This Han dynasty horse sculpture is also part of the Chinese exhibition opening at the art museum next month. Almost 2000 years old, the tomb figure was desired because of the horse's association with games and sport.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
We took a trip to the art museum this weekend to catch the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit before it closed. On display around the main entrance were a number of sculptures promoting the upcoming China exhibits. "The Emperor's Private Paradise", starting June 11, will feature over ninety objects from the Qianlong Garden in Beijing, never before seen by the public. Only three museums in the world will feature this exhibit.
Today's Photo is of a Ming Dynasty model of a funeral procession. The detail of the figurines and the fact that there are so many indicate that this probably came from the tomb of someone with very high social status.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The Milwaukee Public Market was full of people today - whether they were shopping for meat, bread, cheeses, wine, spices, or ready-made foods to eat at the market or take home. It was also a great place to get out of the cold and rain and enjoy the shops.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Brewers played at Miller Park today, and the roof was partially open when the game began. About halfway through the game, the rest of the roof was closed, keeping most of the wind out and making it a little warmer. Today's photo is number 1000, a milestone to celebrate!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
At the end of a hard-fought seven game playoff series, one team moves on and one team goes home for the summer. This evening, the Admirals lost the game 4-2 and the series 4-3 to the Houston Aeros. After the series is over, the teams shake hands and congratulate each other on a good contest, as is tradition in hockey.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The spring weather has brought all the local wildlife out of hiding. In the last week, I've seen numerous rabbits and squirrels, which are no big surprise. What was a shock was to see two foxes and a turkey recently, especially in the city.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
It's been mentioned that the spring has been colder than normal. Going through some photos, I found this one, taken exactly one year ago today. The Columbine plants haven't yet shown any indication of flowering, so I suspect we're a good two weeks behind last year's growing season.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
The May Theme Day is Mailbox
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April was a rather crazy month, and I'm glad to be back in the swing of things.
As I have in the past, I'm taking some artistic license with the monthly theme day to bring you a photo that I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.
Today's photo is of the Post Office boxes in Jerome, Arizona. I was passing through Jerome on the way to Sedona in March, and wandered into the tiny Post Office there, taken back in time when I saw the banks of boxes mounted in the walls.