MU vs. UW

(342/365) "Ring Out Ahoya with an MU Rah Rah...!” 💙 🏀 💛


Sunday Morning

August 5, 2018 (217/365) "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

-  Marcus Aurelius

French Friday: French 77 + Champagne Macarons

 le 22 juin 2018 (173/365) • Le Rêve, Wauwatosa, WI

« Le Champagne aide à l'émerveillement. » - George Sand

French 77 Cocktail: 1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, 1/4 oz. Lemon Juice, Champagne, and a twist

Photos du déjeuner avec des amis au Rêve and a treat chez moi:

le macaron du jour - Champagne!

Wisconsin Weekend

September 17, 2017 (260/365)

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors...” - John Keats. 

I enjoyed all of the above this weekend: a great book (The Boys in the Boat)beautiful weather for the Marquette alumni regatta, and wine, fruit, and music at the Delafield Art Walk and Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Fest. If Keats had been a Wisconsinite, he surely would have added colorful foliage and a Packer game, making this a nearly perfect autumn weekend.


August 26, 2017 (238/365)

"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other." - Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin "The Shining Brow"

Tours begin in the Visitor's Center in the former Spring Green Restaurant

Hillside Studio and Theatre

Assembly Hall (Notice the misspelling on the fireplace)

Hillside Theatre with curtain representing the Taliesin Estate

Printing Press

Romeo & Juliet Windmill Tower

Midway Barns on the working farm

The third iteration Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio — For more information about the devastating fires that destroyed the first two versions of Taliesin, click here.

Foo Lions welcome guests

Asian artifacts throughout the estate

Encroaching trees -- an all-too-common FLW dilemma

The oriental gardens (Notice the signature red squares repeated everywhere)

Mr. Wright's Studio

The formal living room

The blue logia (Furniture by Marshall Fields)

The terrace and bird walk

Unity Chapel, designed by Mr. Wright in 1886, when he was 19 years old

Frank Lloyd Wright is not buried here and he was actually born in 1867. His remains were exhumed and cremated after the death of his third wife, so that their ashes could be scattered together -- as if he wasn't plagued enough by fire when he was alive.

Student of Nature

July 27, 2017 (208/365)

"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright

I've been a Wisconsin resident and a student of Nature all my life, yet she never fails to teach me something new. This morning while walking with Piper, I spotted several of these little wildflowers that I had never seen before. A reverse Google Image Search identified it as Hibiscus trionum, better know by several common names (some more pleasant than others), including flower-of-an-hour, modesty, shoofly, Venice mallow, and bladder weed.

Into the Woods

May 7, 2017 (127/2017)

"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it." - Washington Irving. This weekend's project: Cleaning out our "woods." The reward: Planting ferns, hepatica, jack-in-the-pulpit, brunnera, and trillium -- plants indigenous to Wisconsin woodlands. These trillium have moved three times!