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Objects in Mirror: June 23, 2009 Archive

How do you embrace the heat?

Posted at 8:31 AM on June 23, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Bob Collins has kicked off an "Embrace the Heat" campaign, but he can't do it alone. In his Five at 8 post this morning he shared some icy/snow photos from January and writes:

"It's time for an 'Embrace the Heat' campaign. We have to get ready for the dead of winter, when we're complaining about how cold it is. So capture a good image that makes us sweat just looking at it, and send it to me. I'll have something to post next January, when we can dream about the joy of hot days."

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Photo tour of Camden Rock Garden and a boat ride

Posted at 3:53 PM on June 23, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Minnesota Life contributor Don L. compiled photos of his visit to the Camden Rock Garden and a Stillwater-based boat ride into one video slideshow:

He writes,

"The Mississippi is the Father of Waters. The Great Laurentian Highland Divide occurs up near Virginia, Minnesota where three continental watersheds meet. One flows northward to the Artic Ocean, one flows east to the Atlantic, and the other flows southward to the Gulf of Mexico. It is said that a raindrop falling in this spot could end up in any one of these three destinations. For all this water to journey to other places means that Minnesota's elevation has to be higher than neighboring states. Ocean waters themselves once washed over what became Minnesota soil during the glacial period. We have a very interesting geological past here! Stillwater is the oldest city in the state. Camden is near my home in Brooklyn Center, and near where I grew up in north Minneapolis. All shots were taken with a Pencam. Music by Jerry Rau, Minnesota's Minstrel, Walk Down by the Water."

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