My thoughts in words and pictures...
That's a pretty thick looking lagoon. Got some algae bloom going on?
I love wandering around a botanic garden. We haven't visited our local one for ages.
Alice: Always -- algae is the bane of the Madison Chain of Lakes. They mentioned on the news the other night that one pound of phosphorus equals 500 pounds of algae. Which is why it's been banned in Dane County since 2005, but years of abuse and runoff from other sources still take their toll. Also, the hotter the weather, the greater the amount of algae. Last year was a really bad year for it.
Shelley: I love visiting Olbrich, I just wish I could get over to that side of town more often. Also need to visit the Allen Gardens one of these days.
The bridge is so pretty.
I can just imagine the smell. If only we had a commercial use for it. Let a couple of private companies in to harvest the algae and it would be cleaned up real fast.
Jana: Isn't it? It's a pretty quiet corner of the gardens, even with boat and other traffic.
Alice: Maybe they could harvest it for biofuel. Now there's a project for some bright young UW students! ☺
Better than building concrete canoes.
Yeah, I don't think that idea will float.
Actually, it does! That's the whole point. Mind you, I have no idea how the engineering students got their boats to the lake, but they managed for years.
Transporting such craft would seem quite an undertaking, but I suppose if anyone could figure it out, it be engineers. ;)
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