It’s just a drainage ditch that runs out from under the streets of Bellaire, down between the two sides of South Rice Avenue and empties into Brays Bayou. Maybe it was once a natural little bayou that was channelized, or maybe it’s a remnant of the time this area was all rice paddies. Most likely, it’s just the kind of cheap drainage solution the developers of the 1950’s relied on. It’s full of wildflowers in the spring, birds hang around to catch worms and minnows, and in the summer the frogs sing along its banks.