Don’t Make Me Angry…

Directly behind our house there is a spring that is the beginning of a small creek. Much of the water is captured in an 800 gallon storage tank built into the hillside in the 1940s. The overflow water from this concrete holding tank seeps into the ground and normally flows placidly out of the bottom of the hill.  Theory has it that this spring, which has not gone dry in the past 100 years, is fed by an underground lake inside the mountain that forms our eastern border.

Notes from the Hollow Ozark water spring

This gentle spring, home of happy salamanders and shy crawdads, becomes increasingly angry as rain falls. After the recent foot of rain fell, the spring voiced its indignant displeasure with an engraged roar that could be heard from a surprising distance. The photograph above displays the beauty of the spring, but not the anger.

3 thoughts on “Don’t Make Me Angry…

  1. Hello Steve

    I often go to your blog to read about the place you live. It is very interesting to me. How far is it from Eureka Springs and in what direction. I Like all the pictures you have posted with the flora and faura. I like flowers and trees.


    • The hollow is between Eureka Springs and Berryville (on the east side of Eureka.) Just a few miles out of town. Thanks for reading the blog and for the comment.

  2. That photo is great. The greenery looks so calm against the moving water. I can only imagine the sound that the water made. As raging as the water can be, it always puts me at ease. Just hope the creek doesn’t get too angry over time!

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