Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Friday, July 27, 2012

Madison, Wisconsin: Owls and butterflies

Green Owl Cafe in Madison, WI

Just back from visiting the sizzling Midwest, and in my search for good color I found a connection between the cafe and the gardens where my son and his honey took us on the same day.

Inside the Green Owl

We started at the Green Owl Cafe, with this great owl-and-birch-trees wall. Love that orange. (Drool over the vegetarian menu at The food was delicious, too.

Then they took us to the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, where we found more birch trees and a butterfly that looked like an owl. The "Blooming Butterflies" exhibit was going on, and besides live butterflies that had been hatched in the conservatory, there were cases displaying butterflies from around the world. This one, below, mimics an owl:

This next one has that yellow-orange that I love. You can read more about the gardens and the butterflies at

The parting shot is this wonderful plaque -- with that great yellow-orange again -- in the kids' house:

Have a colorful day!

1 comment:

Judy Ferguson said...

That plaque would be a really great art quilt. Butterflies always make wonderful pictures, don't they.