|Green Roof Tour at Milwaukee Central Public Library|
Vera and I also made time for an outing last week. For some time I'd been wanting to take a Green Roof Tour at the Central Public Library. We choreographed the nap just right last Monday and arrived just in time. I suppose I was expecting a garden up on top of the building. Though that amount of greenery wasn't present, there was an impressive solar array as well as a diversity of sedum and grasses that help keep the roof cooler, retain enough moisture for the plants to grow, and provide a percentage of the library's electrical energy. And what a view! After this tour we popped over the Milwaukee Public Museum where Mondays are free for Milwaukee Country residents. Add parking and this whole afternoon hanging downtown cost us less than $4. You sure can't get that in Chicago!
|Observation Deck on Green Roof|
|Looking northwest to the Courthouse|
|Various sedum growing on the Green Roof|
|Underwater display at public museum|
|So many amazing butterflies!|
|Wooly Mammoth bones at MPM|
|Hooray for the new couple!|
Now we start preparing for Halloween, which means what for us? I don't really decorate in or around the house though we do have our token pumpkins on the front porch and Vera and I just picked up some suctioning spider webs today on a trip to American Science & Surplus (we keep saying this would be a fun place for date night.) So getting ready for the holiday this year simply means altering a borrowed homemade costume, going to the neighborhood Pumpkin Pavilion, making sure we have enough candy for the droves of costumed kiddos that will hit our block for trick or treating, and hopefully drinking a hot spiked beverage or two (though I should take a break between that and the aforementioned wedding. Ugh!) I don't start ramping up the holiday preparations until I plan my Thanksgiving meal, but I have a couple weeks before that is "due." Sounds like I finally have a little down time to sit and relax, do some knitting, and--believe it or not--work on some handmade Christmas gifts.