On Saturday, hubby and I headed 2 hours south to one of our favorite towns Madison, Wisconsin. We went to shop the farmers market and just get away for a day.
This outstanding farmers market is held on the sidewalks outside our state capital.
It was very crowded and so I didn't get a lot of pics but it was a beautiful summer like day.
On Sunday morning we headed over to tour Monona Terrace. Monona Terrace was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, probably the most well known American architect. Wright was born on June 8th, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison and first presented his vision and design of Monona Terrace to the city of Madison in 1938.
In 2002, 43 years after his death, his vision was realized with the completion of Monona Terrace.
Monona Terrace links the shimmering waters of Lake Monona to the State Capital. It spans 90 feet out over Lake Monona. (The pic above and the one below are from their website)
It truly is an amazing place! Look at that view of Lake Monona!
A breathtaking design that leaves you in awe of his genius.
And the view of the lake keeps drawing you in.
There are 5 or 6 levels with the rear side facing the capital building.
Street level to.................
an upper level that features an open air café.
It was early Sunday morning and nothing had opened yet but it was nice to have it mostly to ourselves.
Gardens and views!
A truly amazing place!
If you are ever in Madison, make sure to check it out.
On another note, our average high temp for this time of year is mid to upper 70's. We are supposed to reach 94 degrees today with a heat index of 100! My son and dil are flying into Wisconsin from Phoenix tomorrow. I think they thought they would get to escape the heat. And their not used to this kind of humidity anymore so it may be a bit of a shocker. On the bright side, my plants are loving the humidity!
Take care everyone and have a nice week!
I am linking this post to Blue Monday with Smiling Sally and
Outdoor Wednesday with Susan at a Southern Day Dreamer.