Todd and I made a short drive to Ft. Ancient State Park, just a few miles from our house. This park includes the largest prehistoric Native American hilltop in the United States. The fort was built by the Hopewell peoples. It is also Ohio’s first State Park. Beyond the history, which is amazing, the area is astonishingly beautiful. The Little Miami river runs at the base of the hill and in the summer many canoes and kayaks can be seen floating down the river. The bike trail also traverses the park. Today, we went on a short hike along the river. There were snow flakes floating in the arctic wind when we arrived. The flakes soon turned into an all out snow shower.
With so much beauty around me, I was in creative overflow. I captured quite a few shots and am happy to share them with you. To start off, I want to show you the beauty of the area close up. There are so many things to see in a forest. Many items and creatures vie for our attention and these caught mine.