As we work through the 5 phase plan to reopen Illinois something has to occupy our thoughts and time, such as watching the drapes fade, paint dry, grass grow, and of course watching the corn fields develop. Currently in Phase 3 it is possible to enter Phase 4 by late June.
Phase Three: This stage will see manufacturing, offices, retail, barbershops and salons reopen to the public with capacity and other limits and safety precautions. Gatherings of no more than 10 people will be allowed and face covering and social distancing will continue.
Phase Four: Gatherings of 50 people or fewer will be allowed with restaurants and bars to reopen. Travel can resume as well as child care and schools, under the guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Following are photos of a field along 7th street just south of town. Lots of change in roughly 4 week’s time.
Corn just emerging
3 days later rows are beginning to appear
8 days later the field is beginning to green over
Taking off now
One day later more growth is evident
4 days later
Some rain from the remnants of Cristobal would have been appreciated but next to nothing fell here — just a lot of wind, a LOT of wind!
Stay Safe cycling wise and otherwise