On the way to the old fort is such a beautiful walk. Under the trees and over the bridge. Usually by this time of year the little stream is dry but with the cold and rain we've been having it's still a bit soggy!
The crevice always has water no matter what the weather is. Believe it or not even though everything around this area may be dry there are little fish that have thrived in this bit of water for as long as I have been here. Even if my little pond dries up some of the fish are washed down in the spring and fall to restock it.
The columbine have a way of finding the crevice as a wonderful place to live.
I have a rare and beautiful flower "Prairie Smoke" that is normally found only in the west. My batch has not done very well as it has dwindled in size. There is a much larger area of it in The Chaumont Barrens just up the road.