I would not call the Illinois River picturesque, however, with a little help from the sun and some clouds, it dresses up nicely!
And the unusually mild winter is slowly giving way to a mild Spring… he typed with great hope. Mild enough to head to the Marseilles Mill Ruins on my so-fun-to-ride Indian Scout 60!
My day job is as a worship pastor. I have the privilege of working alongside a fantastic team of leaders and friends. Our team culture includes celebrating each other’s birthday. Each year we head out to Starved Rock State Park (a real gem of a place in the midst of the Midwestern plains) when my birthday celebration comes around. These images are some of what I saw today. Thanks for stopping by.
Just a couple of posts ago I was enjoying a beautiful sunrise… today the river is swollen after LOTS of rain last night.
Didn’t know it was tugboat Tuesday! Hope you have a wonderful day!
…and a beautiful one it was…
Oil change, check! New (loud) pipes, check! Beautiful day, check! Riding? Absolooooooooootleeee! Headed to Marseilles, IL. This is the Illinois River and the Marseilles Lock and Dam.
Remembering that the days are coming when the ice will pass away, and the still, heaviness of summer air will press down on the river, and a fisherman will remain… surrounded by peace…
This is the 6th in a small series of images from a recent motorcycle ride to a favorite location, The Marseilles Mill Ruins, which, you can learn about by clicking on a link in my previous post. These are pictures of one of the gates that controlled the flow of water along channels, called raceways, that were used to help create power and run the old paper mill.