Our first stop is at this structure. We think it is the early well. The top has been covered, but it is located directly above a strong water source. Wonderful stonework and amazing to think how much time/skill it took to devise this structure.
The first of one of four small waterfalls on our walk. After a good rain, the falls flow quite strongly. In fact, after a good rain, you can hear the falls rushing while you sit on my front porch.
This we believe to be the remnants of the old spring house. The stones are fitted together perfectly and there is some nice moss growing. This is a favorite, "hunting spot", in the warmer months. See that little trickle of water there in the corner. Well, it can flow quite heavily. After big rains, we can come here and find all matter of incredibly old stoneware, pottery, and mason jars/lids. Now, mind you, these are shards, bits and pieces of things. But so interesting to think who was the last person that touched them. Or, maybe what food items the container held.
The spring house flows into this little stream. We have also found many shards of pottery here too. Bits of plates and curves of bowls or cups. I have also found an arrowhead that looks like it was not quite finished. Very rough, but shaped quite accurately.
This is our last stop for today. And, quite possibly, our most interesting. This small waterfall involves a cave. You can see the opening here at the top part of the picture. Water flows from the cave and down these moss covered rocks. My Australian Shepherd loves to hop right up those rocks and walk into the cave. He doesn't seem to go very far and comes right back out to take a drink.