Monday, March 25, 2013

Blue Bayou at the Domes

The latest seasonal floral creation is at the Mitchell Park Domes, and it's inspired by New Orleans blues.  You will see azaleas, hydrangea, tulips, and Easter lilies to name a few.  It smells heavenly! There are decorations like alligators and animals playing instruments.  This should make you feel like it's spring here in Milwaukee, even if it's only for a brief moment.  I stopped by for the free admission offered to Milwaukee residents.  You can visit every Monday from 9-noon, if you have an ID that shows you live in Milwaukee county.  Because it was just installed, only about half of the plants are blooming.  You may want to wait a week or two before going if your goal is to see it in full bloom.

Of course there are 2 other domes- desert and tropical.  They remain relatively unchanged during the year. The koi fish and the waterfall are a favorite photo stop for visitors to the tropical dome.

I also took a peek at the progress on the bike/pedestrian bridge at the rear of the Domes.  This will be the link to the Hank Aaron Trail and the new park, that I've written about previously.  It's looking good!  It will be fun to take a really long bike ride from the lake all the way to the Domes this summer.

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