Bright and beautiful calm wind morning was the perfect for a nice long ride. Not having a destination Dave and I let serendipity do its thing.
The corn continues to grow near Party Bridge.
View of typical ‘swell and swale’ topography atop the Ellis moraine. Three closely spaced glacial moraines cross northern Vermilion county, Illinois.
That would be a soybean field.
Pretty white flowers in the foreground. . . . . . . .
. . . . . are actually Poison Hemlock (not to be confused with the tree) extremely poisonous if ingested. Can be mistaken for wild carrot — Queen Anne’s Lace. It is everywhere around here.
Reddish purple splotches on the stems are key to identification.
The parsonage is 50% of the houses here — out of frame to the right.
Crest of Paxton moraine in the distance, there is the other 50% of houses here.
There, is the tree in a truck — and bottle of delicious Michigan spring water. 😉
And what is this??? Not corn, not soybeans, — its winter wheat! Coming to you soon as crackers, cookies or cake mixes.
Way down the road is the valley of the North Fork of the Vermilion river.
Not seen is the 400 foot deep Mahomet-Teays valley, cut into Illinois bedrock prior to glaciation.
At that time Illinois was quite hilly, much like southern Indiana, glacial fill has flattened the surface; sand and gravel units within the valley (Mahomet Aquifer) are important sources of groundwater for many cities and towns along its course.
New homeowner across the street has had a busy morning!
Id rather be riding my bicycle.