An 11-year-old Red Heeler named Birdie shakes off after a dip in the Wisconsin River. The beach beneath Highway 23 is a popular park, especially great for a dog with arthritis who needs low-impact exercise like swimming.

An 11-year-old Red Heeler named Birdie shakes off after a dip in the Wisconsin River. The beach beneath Highway 23 is a popular park, especially great for a dog with arthritis who needs low-impact exercise like swimming.

An Australian Cattle Dog herds a small band of Arabian horses toward the barn for feeding. Although the dog's handler provided minimal training, the breed is feverishly in tune with movements of livestock.

An Australian Cattle Dog herds a small band of Arabian horses toward the barn for feeding. Although the dog's handler provided minimal training, the breed is feverishly in tune with movements of livestock.

Chris Brand prepares to ride his 1974 Harley Davidson as a paddle-boarder drifts past in Monona Bay. Brand restores vintage motorcycles with his brother in their home welding shop on the east side of Madison.

Chris Brand prepares to ride his 1974 Harley Davidson as a paddle-boarder drifts past in Monona Bay. Brand restores vintage motorcycles with his brother in their home welding shop on the east side of Madison.

A typical morning at Park Street Shoe Repair resembles less a cobbler's workshop, and more a men's-only poker night. The tiny quonset hut is owned and operated by George Fabian, the son of a Sicilian leatherworker who emigrated from Sicily to Madison's Greenbush neighborhood in 1912.

A typical morning at Park Street Shoe Repair resembles less a cobbler's workshop, and more a men's-only poker night. The tiny quonset hut is owned and operated by George Fabian, the son of a Sicilian leatherworker who emigrated from Sicily to Madison's Greenbush neighborhood in 1912.

Finny, an Arabian gelding celebrates the first snow just west of Madison, Wisconsin. A string of warm fall days kept snow at bay until after Christmas.

Finny, an Arabian gelding celebrates the first snow just west of Madison, Wisconsin. A string of warm fall days kept snow at bay until after Christmas.

The National frontman, Matt Berninger, gives a vibrant performance on the main stage at Eaux Claires festival. Known for his deep voice and brooding lyrics, the music complements Berninger's dynamic stage presence.

The National frontman, Matt Berninger, gives a vibrant performance on the main stage at Eaux Claires festival. Known for his deep voice and brooding lyrics, the music complements Berninger's dynamic stage presence.

Owners of Ritual Barbers, Chad "Lue" Lueck and Stephen Baraboo, maintain a loyal male client base which appreciates their unique approach to each hair-cutting experience. The two-chair shop occupies a 10'x15' space on the outer loop of Madison's capital square, serving a niche market seeking more pampering than a traditional barber offers, but less than the average salon.

Owners of Ritual Barbers, Chad "Lue" Lueck and Stephen Baraboo, maintain a loyal male client base which appreciates their unique approach to each hair-cutting experience. The two-chair shop occupies a 10'x15' space on the outer loop of Madison's capital square, serving a niche market seeking more pampering than a traditional barber offers, but less than the average salon.

Edgar Irakiza, a graduate student at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, carries on the legacy of Taliesin's kitchen garden. An interdisciplinary curriculum at the school dates back to the 1930's when Frank Lloyd Wright encouraged his apprentices to engage in project-based learning through cooking and sustainable agriculture.

Edgar Irakiza, a graduate student at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, carries on the legacy of Taliesin's kitchen garden. An interdisciplinary curriculum at the school dates back to the 1930's when Frank Lloyd Wright encouraged his apprentices to engage in project-based learning through cooking and sustainable agriculture.

A sea of listeners explode in excitement as indie pop duo, Sylvan Esso, take the stage at Eaux Claires. The music festival was conceived of and curated by Bon Iver frontman, Justin Vernon, a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

A sea of listeners explode in excitement as indie pop duo, Sylvan Esso, take the stage at Eaux Claires. The music festival was conceived of and curated by Bon Iver frontman, Justin Vernon, a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Nicole Brisky, left, arrives to help fellow culinary arts student, Melody Warner, portion samples at Chef Week's "Sunday Funday" event. The benefit showcased 25 Madison Area Chef Network members who had collaborated throughout the week, reinventing recipes and trading kitchen space.

Nicole Brisky, left, arrives to help fellow culinary arts student, Melody Warner, portion samples at Chef Week's "Sunday Funday" event. The benefit showcased 25 Madison Area Chef Network members who had collaborated throughout the week, reinventing recipes and trading kitchen space.