Random Photos

Just a few photos over the last several days.  No Solstice photos from here due to rain in the morning and clouds for the remainder of the day.  The Featured Image was at one time a very well kept home with a beautifully kept garden.  What time and gravity can do.  Just down the road from a World War 2 prisoner of war camp.

Party Bridge is barely discernible to the right of the white speck above the corn and  at the lower tree line.

Raleigh at Party Bridge, intentionally oblique as to avoid readable graffiti.  They just dont have nice things to post there.  😉


Rains have raised the level of the North Fork, and topsoil is in motion downstream. ‘Might’ add to Louisiana but more likely will add to the silting in of Lake Vermilion.

Party Bridge now obscured by the corn, the rains were very beneficial!  View of the bridge will not appear from this vantage point until harvest — sometime in September.


Raleigh inspects a grapevine just up the street from home.  Vermilion county does have a vineyard near Oakwood IL — west of Danville.

Winter wheat is just about ready for harvest.



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.

4 response to "Random Photos"

  1. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: June 24, 2018

    It’s all very green no doubt due to the recent rains. The Raleigh has certainly escaped from it’s Nottinghamshire coal mining background.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: June 24, 2018

    Corn update is looking good! The watercourse certainly looked like hot chocolate. Shame about that house and its gardens. The trees are really nice, though – a good house site if you could get someone else to demolish the existing one.

  3. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 24, 2018

    Rich, my ace support crew wonders if you could pedal over to Blue Mound township in McLean County and inspect the crops on her acreage. Her brothers farm her land over there, but they haven’t sent any photos lately. I told her that would probably amount to a multi-day tour and require panniers, tent, sleeping bag, and a couple of uncomfortable nights wild camping in cornfields. 😉

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 24, 2018

      My itty bitty salvage yard panniers are prolly too small 😉
      Such a venture might involve a Ford Edge — been thinking about a trip that direction.
      All the years traveling to my aunts farm and ISU, I always saw the sign for Cooksville, but never took time to go see — thanks to you I did get a virtual tour. 🙂 https://bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/?o=1nm&doc_id=18205&v=6J

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