This black walnut tree was planted years ago when the Iversons owned the land. Over fifty years ago they donated the land to the county as a park. Now several people are fighting to make sure it stays a park. Our county has already logged one park and was considering logging this one. For the time being we have saved the park.... and if interest continues I think there is a good chance it will continue to be a magical spot.
It's a beautiful place, full of mosses and lichens at this time of year. A trail leads down to a stream. Trilliums and spring queen were blooming when I visited two days ago.
..... on a different subject: since this is a blog for 'Sketching in Nature', I'll let you know that a couple of days ago I published a blog on 'Field Sketching' --