Solstice Shadows de Hooterville

Headed west on Sprague Road

A brief break in the clouds allowed a quick shadow shot

No need to look up this street on Google street view — when they came thru town very few routes were taken — I think they concluded the best way to see Hoopeston is in the rear view mirror  🙂

Pedaling along a little farther west

Morning shadows trending to the northwest

Photo at Noon

Shadows pointing due North

Sun is 26.5 degrees above the horizon — as low as it goes at this latitude

Neighbors wondering what he heck is he doing now?

Nearing sunset, about to disappear into the township garage shadow

Emerging from shadow

Very long shadow of the power pole

Very strange high wheel(ed) bicycle?

Sun setting well south of due west

Thanks to Suzanne for the interesting idea for the solstice!

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.

7 response to "Solstice Shadows de Hooterville"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: December 21, 2020

    Good shadows! I’m glad I got my shadows two days in advance – haven’t seen the sun since then.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 21, 2020

      Thanks! We have been cloud challenged here lately too.
      The noon photos were taken within about a 30 second interval when the sun broke thru the clouds.

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: December 21, 2020

    Happy Solstice! But not a speck of snow to be seen? Perhaps you will be joining Greg in the Brown Christmas club.

  3. By: gregblood Posted: December 21, 2020

    I swear, I hoped to take some pictures of shadows and sunsets and once-in-a-few-hundred-year alignments of Jupiter and Saturn today. As of right now (1:55 p.m.) it is the cloudiest day in months. We have our lights on inside because the outside is providing very little illumination. Not much chance I’ll be seeing the modern-day Christmas star.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: December 21, 2020

    Me too — what Greg said. We were planning to take our dinner down to the beach just at the right time to see the planets align. Not only deep clouds today and this evening, but torrential, I mean torrential rain!! So we stay hunkered in and wait for a better day to be outside, realizing we have missed out on the only opportunity to see Jupiter and Saturn line up.

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 21, 2020

      Nah . . . . they will do it again in 2080

  5. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 23, 2020

    Not even a hint of clouds here and 41 Celcius tomorrow. Total fire ban tomorrow and I’ll be filling buckets of water all around the house.

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