Stares on the Stairs – Limnology Art Show

Limnology: The scientific study of inland waters. At the UW-Madison Hasler Lab, located just west of the Memorial Union on beautiful Lake Mendota, a collection of water-related photos hang on the stairway, mirroring the theme of Arthur D. Hasler’s aquatic studies and research in Wisconsin. The Center for Limnology (CFL) was established in 1982 to plan, conduct, and facilitate inland freshwater research. For more information … Continue reading Stares on the Stairs – Limnology Art Show

As the world turns, so does the soil to the plow.

Another Year; Another Plowoff. The sands of time have passed through the hourglass, and we have made it around the sun one more time. This signals it is time to tend to the fields that were so forth giving of their nutrients over the past growing season, and prepare the soil for another round come spring. Dial up your friends, boys; the plowoff is here. … Continue reading As the world turns, so does the soil to the plow.

Here Comes The Sun (do-nn-do-do.)

Here comes the sun, do-nn-do-do, here comes the sun, and I say “It’s alright.” I rise before dawn every weekday to head to work and watch the sun rise through the windshield, so a detour this particular morning brings me to an alternate view—the site of some overachievers—flowers who are literally “outstanding in their chosen field.” The sun peeks over the trees that dot the … Continue reading Here Comes The Sun (do-nn-do-do.)

The Duluth Dozen

Here are a dozen photos from our recent family trip to Lake Superior’s southern shoreline around Duluth, and jaunt over to the Apostle Islands. This is a beautiful scenic area to visit; with one of the two aerial lift bridges of this style in the world, expansive naturally-occurring beaches that span for miles long the south shore of the lake, parks and scenic lakefront walking … Continue reading The Duluth Dozen

Why DID the chicken cross the road, anyway?

This past weekend the family made our annual pilgrimage up to Portage to Link’s Greenhouse Farm, to purchase potatoes and onions to grow, and also check out their perennials and tree selection. Even though we were a little early this year to see a lot of color with regard to the flower selection, this place is great for an adventure for the whole family, especially … Continue reading Why DID the chicken cross the road, anyway?

Buttoning up 2015; Flying into 2016

Happy Holidays from Flying Button Design! Thank you for your support and kindness throughout 2015. As we fly into 2016, remember these words from the band Sugarland: We’ve come here with nothing And take it with us the day we leave The first and last breath don’t matter It’s all the ones that are in-between Make every moment count! Continue reading Buttoning up 2015; Flying into 2016