I took about 6 photos of this scene, just certain it would be the PERFECT image to represent the theme "white". Alas, there is no theme of "white". However, all of these white seagulls are on the water, so I happily post this shot of the Illinois River (taken from Starved Rock State Park). The red barge in the background was being shoved along by another boat and provided a nice contrast to the snow and birds.
Our hike through Starved Rock has drawn to a close. Time to pack up the hiking boots and head back indoors.