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My wife has taken up weaving after a 30 year gap in her weaving career. She has also created a beginning weaving blog describing some of her weaving projects. She asked me to take some photos of her weaving for her blog. The first items are dish towels. They seem to be a little too good to wash dishes with.

More on her weaving can be found at Canadian Hill Weaving.

The second project is a poncho which was finished just in time for fall.

The final project was a set of Placemats.

I’ve seen quite a few Painted Ladies around the farm the last few weeks. While I was out photographing Monarchs I managed to get a few photos of the Painted Ladies.

 

 

These are a few of the last photos I took this summer around the farm.

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Monarch Caterpillar

Golden Soldier

Gloriosa Daisy

Just about every fall my wife and I travel to the U.P. of Michigan to seek out the beautiful fall colors. Here are some of my favorite locations. More fall photos from the U.P. can be found on my website.

Au Train Falls

Black River Harbor

Bonanza Falls

Bond Falls

Copper Peak International Ski Flying Hill

Hiawatha National Forest

Laughing Whitefish Falls

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Seney National Wildlife Refuge

The day following the shareholders meeting the Packers had their first practice scheduled. We made it over to the practice early and took a few photos.The kids were already lining up with their bikes outside the American Family Gate. It is traditional that the players ride bikes to the practice field. While we were waiting I took some photos of the old uniforms that were on display in the parking lot.

More Packer photos can be found on my website.

I managed a shot of the Packer Experience volunteers coming out of the Oneida Nations Gate.

This was the ESPN crew with former packer James Jones as a part of the crew.

The main event for us was the bike ride. Not all all the star players participated but enough did to make it interesting.

Some of the smaller kids didn’t seem to have a good grasp of what was going on.

This little girl was carrying Williams helmet but hadn’t gone too far be fore he realized it was too heavy for her and took it himself.

Bolton took this little girls bike but she didn’t seem to realize that she was supposed to follow him.

Mark Murphy, CEO, was interviewed by ESPN.

My wife was photographing from a different location and had a place in the shade and was able to get some great shots.

These were all of the bikes parked outside the practice field.

We watched practice for a while but it was just too hot to sit for a couple of hours in the sun.

After watching practice for a while we walked back to the stadium parking lot and checked out the Packer Experience which was also taking place. Not a big crowd because most of the people were at practice but things started picking up later in the morning. The kids seemed to be having fun. The kid in the last photo was taking it seriously. The Packers might want to look at him as a future linebacker.

 

 

No visit to Lambeau Field would be complete without a visit to the Packers Pro Shop. It expanded in size since out last visit. It’s all about the money. This visit was the day prior to the stockholders meeting and things were relatively quiet. The day of the stockholders meeting it was a zoo.

More Packer photos can be found on my website.

 

One of the major changes since our last visit to Green Bay has been the addition of Title Town just across the street from Lambeau Field. This was a great place to relax between our other activities. It includes green space, places to sit. restaurants and lodging in the first phase. A second phase is under construction and will include apartments, town homes and offices.

More Packer photos can be found on my website.

It also includes a sledding hill which was being used by kids to roll down while we were there. The green space at the bottom of the hill becomes a skating rink during the winter.

There is a large playground for kids which was being used. In addition to the playground there were Table Tennis, Bocce Ball, Cornhole  and Shuffleboard are available

The area also includes a full sized football field for public use.

 

After the visiting the Green Bay Botanical Garden we headed back to Lambeau Field where we had tickets for the Packers Heritage Trolley Tour. We were lucky to get the last two tickets available.

More Packer photos can be found on my website.

It was the last tour of the day so we were able to stop at a few more places because there was not as much traffic. This is a shot of Curly Lambeau’s Birthplace Home.

This is a shot of the Indian Packing & Acme Packing Plants where it all started and where their first practice field was located.

The Riverside Ballroom where many important Packer functions where held.

City Stadium

The Packer dressing room at City Stadium. The visitors had to dress in their hotel in downtown Green Bay.

Packers Heritage Trail Plaza with a view of important packer locations in the background.

Clarke Hinkle

Johnny Blood

George Whitney Calhoun

Paul Hornung

Packers Band Member

Bart Star StatueAfter the tour we returned to Lambeau Field and took a few more photos. The first statue is Vince Lombardi and the second is Earl Curly Lambeau founder of the Green Bay Packers. The last photo is of the Lambeau Field clock which is set to Lombardi time which is 15 minutes fast.

I also took a few photos of the party houses located across the street from Lambeau Field. I would imagine things get a little wild on game day.

 

We were up early so we could get a good parking space at Lambeau Field for the shareholders meeting. Turns our we were up a little too early and were one of the first to arrive. No problem finding a parking spot. Folks started gathering in the atrium to buy products that were only available to shareholders. During the first part of the day only shareholders were allowed into Lambeau Field. Later in the day the public was allow in. Several years ago Lambeau was closed to the public the entire day and it was a PR disaster. Folks arrived with their kids and couldn’t get into Lambeau. Lots of disappointed folks.

More Packer photos can be found on my website.

The tribe was out in all of it’s glory.

 

Not a huge crowd and it was very hot out. We managed to find a place that was in the shade but as the meeting dragged on our shade dissapeared.

Last seasons highlights played while we were waiting for things to get started. That only took about 5 minutes.

Mark Murphy, President and CEO on the left.

Brian Gutekunst, General Manager, speaking to the crowd.

It appeared that most of the discussion was about changes to the physical facilities and the economic well being of the team.

After touring the stadium we grabbed a bite to eat at the 1919 Kitchen and Tap before heading over to tour the Hall of Fame. I have to say I was a little disappointing in the new Hall of Fame. I thought the old Hall of Fame was better and much more interesting. It looks like the took a lot of space for the Packers Pro Shop. I suppose there was a lot more money to be made in the Pro Shop than in the Hall of Fame.

More Packer photos can be found on my website.

Memorabilia from each of the hall of fame members.

Of course the trophy rooms.

Vince Lombardi’s Desk.G