Friday, December 31, 2010

Winter Wonderland, Pt. 4

I've taken a fair number of images along the interstates of America.  Here's 2 more winter images, both taken at a southbound rest area along I-55, just south of Pontiac, IL.  Coordinates for the first image: 40.837181,-88.683499.  This is a great rest-stop, with the ctream runnning right behind the building. It's about 1.5 hours south of Chicago, a great place to settle the mind after fighting out of the city on a drive home.

On this day, there had been some freezing rain, which is why the one tree is bending over the stream.  You can see on larger versions that the lower branches are coated with ice from dangling in the water. it was all quite still and quiet.....  or at least as quiet as it ever gets alongside a major interstate...
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This is about 225 yards northeast of the other photo....  For some reason I really liked the juxtaposition of the "wlidflowers" sign and the barren land behind...  I intended to go back in the spring, and take a companion piece with the flowers in bloom.  But, after several years, I haven't been passing by at the right time, with enough time.....

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