Gray morning in Milwaukee, but these weeds in the 1900 block of West Vliet caught my eye as I was driving past, so I had to stop and get out in the drizzling rain to take a picture. Maybe I should call them wildflowers instead of weeds, though, because they’re so pretty, as if someone had deliberately planted them. Except for the school sign and the public works markings spray painted on the sidewalk, doesn’t this scene kind of resemble a garden path you might see in a magazine?
P.S. – I was curious suddenly about where Vliet Street got its name. Here is an article from Urban Milwaukee with some background. Apparently Vliet came to town with Byron Kilbourn in Milwaukee’s early days. He was the person who surveyed Kilbourntown (the area west of the Milwaukee River) and therefore got to have one of the streets in this new town named after him.