A Walk In The Park, Part 2

Thanks for all of the great comments about yesterday’s post!  Milwaukee has some very lovely areas, and mama wants to showcase them.

Back to our walk.  Let’s see…

One of the great features about this park is the sheer size of it.  It’s in the middle of a residential area on the southside of the city, but once you step in all you see is nature.  (All of the pictures biggify)

This picture doesn’t do it justice.

Mama is a water person, so she really loves the two lagoons.  This small one can be seen from the street.

We love Old Man Willow;  willow trees are so graceful!
Here’s the  larger lagoon near the middle.  A family of ducks were there but they were too fast to photograph.  There’s also a boat landing but mama wasn’t there in the summer to see whether there are boats on it.
 
The big lagoon.  The sun was dancing on the water and looked like diamonds sparkling.  (Again, we wouldn’t know, we weren’t there)

The boat landing.

Mama’s Michelin Man shadow.  (she’s such a dork)

The boathouse.  We don’t know when it was constructed, but it’s very quaint.  The weather vane is neat.

The park has a bandshell; during summer the county parks have a music program where they let bands play in it, but it was built in the Seventies and looks icky so we spared you.

Only a few greenspaces in the city allow dogs.   Here’s one enjoying his day out (mama is a sucker for woofies in shirts/jackets/coats)

Sorry it’s so small (the picture, not the dog)

Why does she keep taking pictures of squirrels?
And to wrap up our walk, these bungalows surround the park.  Mama’s ideal house would be a Craftsman-style bungalow.  Most of these were probably built between the World Wars.
Oh, did we mention our mama is a dork?  Hee hee hee….
Hey you guys weren’t supposed to post this!
Thanks for walking with us.  Mama plans to do more posts showing the historical and natural aspects of the city, and will get them up as her schedule allows.  Thanks again!
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6 responses to “A Walk In The Park, Part 2”

  1. The Island Cats says :

    We enjoyed walking with your mom! We really liked the picture of the weeping willow tree!

  2. CCL Wendy says :

    I feel like I'm right there with you! You still have a lot more green trees than we do where I live.Most of our leaves are already on the ground.

  3. The Creek Cats says :

    Very beautiful again!! Our mom loves Weeping Willow trees. There was one at the home she grew up in. She used to pull down the willow branches and make wreaths out of them.

  4. The Crew says :

    Very nice. At first we thought she was in Whitnall Park until we read your previous post. We live across the street from a park with a pond in it so we see lots of gooses this time of year.George

  5. Derby says :

    Yep, mum says she lived on the next street over, Griffin. Is this near where you live now?

  6. Gracie says :

    Thanks for taking me for a walk with you. I used to be an outside kitty but now I stay inside all of the time. I don't miss the outside but it was nice going along with you today. This is a really nice place.

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