Backroad Waterfall

My husband found this gem on Greenwood Hollow Road (or County Road 301?) by accident the other day while exploring Eureka Springs. He said it was a quaint trickle at the time, but after the heavy rains last week it is now gushing quite nicely. I’m glad I caught it just as the trees were beginning to get dressed for warmer weather, as I’m sure the leaves will obscure much of the view of the waterfall later this summer.

Greenwood Hollow Waterfall

A satellite map view shows a small lake (spring fed?) just above it. There are no signs, no names I can find. So maybe when I live here longer I can dig into the locals’ store of knowledge and find out if this lake and it’s waterfall has a name. If you are from Eureka Springs, reading this blog post, and you know this place, feel free to chime in with any information you might have!

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Happenings in the Hallerbos

It’s almost that time of year again! It’s almost time for the wonder that is the Hallerbos (Bois de Halle or Halle Forest) in the spring, when the bluebells bloom and the forest floor is transformed into a carpet of gorgeous purple.  But although at this time last year the flowers were all abloom, and a few purple flowers have braved the cooler temperatures of this spring, we are still a week or two away from the big show. My husband and I took a stroll through the forest today to check the status of the flowers and were delighted to witness a sort of pre-show.

Hallerbos Pre-Show

Hallerbos Pre-Show

In the week or two preceding the bluebells, the forest floor is first carpeted with the blooms of the wood anemones. While it doesn’t have quite the same effect, it is still very beautiful. The forest itself is peaceful (usually!) and makes for a great day in the outdoors no matter what time of year you visit it.