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Photos: Fall colors at Carleton

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Not much in the way of fall colors in the above photos I took this morning adjacent to Carleton College’s Lyman Lakes but the monarch butterfly and the bees took priority.  If you’ve ever looked to nature for inspiration of home decor – right now is the season to figure out how to use taupe in your home with the gentle, warm fall colors everywhere outside to inspire you.

A little more color in the photos below. I’ll try again later this week.

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Cannon River floodwaters: no contest compared to 2004

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I saw a guy wading hip deep across the floodwaters at the footbridge below the Hwy 19 Lyman Lakes dam yesterday afternoon. Alas, I didn’t get there in time to take his photo. The ‘lake’ is covering most of Laird Field.

For a comparison of this year’s high water on the Cannon River, see the June 2004 floodwaters album, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

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Shoreline restoration project begins at Carleton

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Lower Lyman Lake/island shoreline restoration project Lower Lyman Lake/island shoreline restoration project
Posted to the Carleton College news page yesterday, Lyman Lake Restoration:

What happened to the Lake? Wednesday, August 12, work began on the Lower Lyman Lake/island shoreline restoration project. The first step was to drain the lake. Then the shoreline will be re-established with erosion control materials, planted, and back filled with soil. We expect to replug the dam and return to full depth of water by the time students arrive on campus. If you have any questions about this project, please call x4137.