Irrigation Rainbows (Updated)

Irrigating a soybean field

Riding east on CR 4000 in the afternoon

White piles are lime for next years crop
Roy G Biv is appearing
South wind is keeping spray off the road
Colored Mist
A little more color shows

The following morning, a ride across town, around the park, and back south then north revealed more rainbows at the irrigation.

Thru the night, the center point had made a huge arc and was now just west of 7th street

Wild fire smoke in the upper atmosphere diffuses the sun light to an extent, but the rainbows still appeared

Having a little leg issue so on and off the bicycle isn’t something I want to do too much — I was thereย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyone not familiar with Ryan Van Duzer’s videos may find this interesting.ย  Some fantastic scenery from his mountain bike and road trip tours.


Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

8 response to "Irrigation Rainbows (Updated)"

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 6, 2021

      I don’t think you can eat rainbows, but if you follow them to the end you will be able to find a pot ‘o gold so big that you’ll be able to buy all the food you’ll ever need.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 6, 2021

      Maybe the soyburgers those beans might make — never had one,

  1. By: NancyG Posted: August 6, 2021

    Whenever I ride through farmlands I love the arches of irrigation spray. I can never get quite the photo I want, but I keep trying. I have not gotten a rainbow and may not have even seen one that they make.

    At times I have a question come up in my brain about something farm-related. I must make note in the future so I can ask you about it. Love your rainbows

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: August 7, 2021

    Those pics are definitely August in the mid-west ๐Ÿ™‚ ‘

    I never knew how terrible soybean monocultures are for the environment and how much pesticide use goes with them until I moved away from IN. I tend to avoid soy… and it’s in all sorts of stuff!

    I had an aunt and uncle that lived in the country and they always like the soybean years because they actually had views from their home. In the corn years, they really got ‘corned’ in.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: August 7, 2021

    Hope your leg is okay, Rich. And sorry for exporting all the California smoke in your direction. Miraculously, Santa Rosa has been clear and smoke-free until yesterday, and all better today.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 7, 2021

      No problem with the smoke, Bill, I’ve been concerned that SR doesn’t experience another episode!
      Feel very bad for the people and town of Greenville and surrounding areas.
      Yeah the leg thing is a real pain in the . . . . leg, ๐Ÿ™‚

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