Tuesday, June 28, 2011
They take away your garbage and recyclables, and plow the streets when it snows. They clean up the leaves that you rake to the gutter in the fall, and you can take them your hazardous waste for disposal. The Department of Public Works handles all these things and more, but you see them most often on garbage day every week and recycling day every few weeks.
Monday, June 27, 2011
It's Summerfest week! The annual music festival at the lakefront starts on Wednesday this year for the first time ever, and the promoters are working hard to make sure that the gates will be spinning. Saturday evening, there was a free concert to show off the new Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard stage, and everyone who attended received two tickets to Wednesday. I'll be there for sure, and it will be interesting to see what the numbers will be.
Friday, June 24, 2011
What has 32 legs and rolls around town? The Pedal Tavern! This 16-passenger pedal-powered conveyance makes its way around the Third Ward and Walker's Point, stopping at the local watering holes that offer drink specials for the participants.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The wet weather has left things damp lately, but the gardens have been resilient, even if they're a little behind schedule. This rose was the first to bloom in our yard this year, and I liked the way the petals caught and held on to the rain drops.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Cafe Benelux is open! The latest offering from the Lowlands Group, the restaurant is in the Third Ward, adjacent to (and part of) the Public Market. Serving a variety of offerings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they offer a wide selection of Belgian beers. In addition to the palate-pleasing food and drink, the layout and decor offer a feast for the eyes as well, and there's a bunch of tables on the rooftop.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Intermittent rain and sun today made for a humid clime. When the cool air starts to come off the lake and combine with the moisture, it all turns to fog in a hurry, as it did this evening. The top of the US Bank building is barely visible in the low-hanging clouds.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Walking back from dinner this evening, we saw a small brown bird walking through the grass and picking at the ground. I ran to get my camera, and got a few photos before it walked into the brush. It appears to be a bobwhite quail, and it's apparently pretty rare around here. I've never seen one in person, and was surprised for sure.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Machine Shed restaurant announced its star food attraction for this year's State Fair. Following such classics as the Krispy Kreme cheeseburger, chocolate covered bacon and deep fried peanut butter and jelly (shown above), the feature treat this year will be... Fried Butter. Apparently the "butter" is more of a dough, but I'll still be interested to see (and taste) it.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Packers Running Back Ryan Grant signed autographs this evening at the Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant in New Berlin. There was a small charge for each signature, but I believe that the event was a charity fundraiser.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
If you've been to a Brewers game and parked in the lot north of the freeway, chances are you've seen and heard the saxophone player that stands in the tunnel and plays popular tunes. His name is Jasen Roby, and he's been there for years. Is there a song for being in first place? :)
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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Monday, June 6, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Milwaukee Mile will be hosting the IndyCar circuit in two weeks. A few of the teams were at the track yesterday, practicing for the Milwaukee 225. Simona de Silvestro's 78 car comes through Turn 2 and onto the back straight in today's photo.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The June 2011 Theme Day is Under Construction
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It is said that there are four seasons in Wisconsin: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Road Construction. Given the proliferation of orange barrels on the roads of late, it's pretty obvious which season it is currently. Today's photo is of 76th Street just east of State Fair Park. This stretch of road has been pretty bad for quite some time, so I'm happy it's getting the attention it deserves.