September 10, 2011 Part 2   Leave a comment

After leaving the construction site, we drove towards Hardin, IL.  Our next stop was Grafton, IL. We stopped by the Grafton Craft Fair – really nice stuff.  I saw several things I liked but managed to walk away without a purchase.  Had a very interesting conversation with one of the professors’ working with Principia’s Solar Powered Car Team.  Very interesting that this small private college is a huge name in the solar car racing world.

After leaving Grafton we continued to head north.  We passed a few low water areas where Great Egret’s had gathered.  Their take-off and landings aren’t what I would call graceful but they are beautiful birds!

Next Stop Hardin Lift Bridge and beyond.

From Grafton looking towards Missouri

Capitan Bill:

Late Bloomers – Surprise Lily (Lycoris squamigera (resurrection lily)):

Great Egret (Ardea alba):

Egret perch:

Fields, hills and clouds:

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Posted October 8, 2011 by cjaaron1 in Uncategorized

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