‘Snow’ at Party Bridge

(That is the now World Famous Party Bridge in the distance beyond the rapidly growing corn field.)  It is said you can almost hear the corn growing at this stage.  It wont be long before the bridge is obscured by the corn.

It also presents a problem at rural intersections where visibility is blocked — for both cyclists and motorists.

This mornings ride was cut short by threatening skies, which ultimately did produce some rain.  Later in the day, a ride south on 7th street seemed like the thing to do.

7th is easily accessible and quickly turns into a township road just south of town.

Ive been down this road countless times, but there is always something new to see.

Such as:

A stroller someone threw into the North Fork??  As far as I know, no toddlers were involved!

Turning on to CR 4000N toward the west an interesting sight appeared;

There appeared to be snowflakes falling from the sky and collecting in drifts at the side of the road.

Maybe its just cottonwood seeds drifting in the air.  😉

Too fast to be photographed were two bluebirds — not seen very often around here.


After a much needed rain, the corn continues to shoot upwards.

Fuzzy grass by a soybean field.

Roadside grasses and soybean field.



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.

2 response to "‘Snow’ at Party Bridge"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: June 11, 2018

    It’s fun to watch the progress of the corn. I always rode across IN, IL, IA too early in the season for the corn to be useful as a pee break screen. It would be so much easier to wander down a row than try to find somewhere somewhat hidden when the entire landscape is two inches tall!

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 11, 2018

      Very true!
      Every once in a great while, someone evading the law runs into a mature corn field, and its quite an effort to find them.

      Added photos of the field in progression:

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