Walking in Illinois with Jo and Becky

Posted: November 28, 2022 in Monday walk, squares
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Our friends in Illinois are having a house built in Northern Illinois so one day the two of them and I went there. It’s a beautiful spot. We left at 5 am so when the sun came up, we we were there to enjoy a lovely autumn sunrise.

It was cold, creating some lovely mist over a nearby lake.

It had warmed up by the time we got to this man-made waterfall. We didn’t stay too long as there were several groups of people having a good time and making lots of noise.

One of us spent the day manhandling a machine that chopped up everything in its path while two of us did a bit of sight-seeing. But we were all ready for lunch and a beer, the latter enjoyed at this former church now brewery. Unfortunately, they didn’t have their dark beer ready but I made do with an in-between brew. 🙂 All in all, it was a grand day. As you can imagine, none of us were up very late that night!

Jo’s Monday Walk 11.28.22

Walking Squares 11.28.22

  1. restlessjo says:

    It looks beautiful, Janet. Many thanks for sharing!

  2. ledrakenoir says:

    There is a funny old saying “it is better to sit in the inn and think about the church than to sit in the church and think about the inn” – here there are no problems between the church and the brewery. 🙂

    The mist give a wonderful “shadow” over the tree. 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    What a lovely day you had!

  4. DeWetsWild says:

    Definitely worth waking up early for such beautiful views!

  5. An autumn sunrise with a coating of frost is a beautiful sight. Good luck to your friends … Plus I hope the brewery has a dark beer for you on your next visit.

  6. BeckyB says:

    oh this is a grand day indeed, and how wonderful

  7. Cee Neuner says:

    I so adore your waterfall photo. Great post Janet 😀

  8. It looks like the spot or area they’re building is beautiful!

  9. tootlepedal says:

    I loved that misty shot but the beer looked quite tempting too.

  10. peggy says:

    You must have been in hog heaven to be back in Illinois enjoying time with friends. The photos were interesting. I love the foggy mist over the pond and the waterfall. From my yard I often take photos of the pond across the pasture fence with the fog rising from the water.

  11. What a satisfying walk! Thanks for taking us all with you. 🙂

  12. Wind Kisses says:

    Wow. I see you are catching us up on your trip. A brisk and fun walk. Cheers to the middle of the road brew. Beer in a church? Whatever brews, take it.

    • We’re now moving into dark beer time, my favorite beer time of the year. 🙂 Our friends enjoy beer too (he brews beer at home) so it’s always fun to try new ones.

  13. Rupali says:

    Lovely images.