Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More Road Trip......Falls Mill

If you ever find yourself wandering west of Chattanooga on state road 64, give yourself a treat and visit this beautiful place. I want to live here!! The mill and surrounding area is so peaceful and scenic. (While there, be sure to take a minute to view the information they provide on the workings and history) For more info check out FallsMill.
(oh, and don't miss the swiss bakery near here--you'll pass it on 64!)

They had the huge water wheel turning while we were there, and it was cool to see all the wheels and belts turning overhead to power the big stone grinding the cornmeal and grits--it was really loud.

View from above the water wheel....

Even the slough is pretty....


Pretty window boxes and ivy on the front of the mill....

If I lived here I would play in the waterfall and stream all day long!!

11 comments:

Rustique Gal said...

Oh, I'd play in that waterfall too! What a pretty place. I have not explored your area before. It seems to be calling me. Lovely pictures!
Sherry

angela said...

Oh, that is so pretty. Wish we had time a money to travel. We have some family near there.
Angela

Linda said...

How beautiful...I could live there, too!

vintagesue said...

as always, your blog makes me miss the south and reminds me of all the good antiques that way.
i have a blog award for you if you would like it. i love your blog. i love your creations. thanks for such inspiration.
sue

countrycharisma said...

Gorgeous place! I love old mills and waterwheels. I used to paint them when I live in KY. Thanks for sharing your visit there; I will have to put that on my trip list! Now off to Dallas tomorrow for another horse show!

trash talk said...

It's so wonderful to see that places like this still exist in our "get it done in a hurry" world. I love to visit these type of locales and your photos are beautiful.
Debbie

Terri Smith said...

This is my first visit to your lovely site. Found you by way of Nostalgia Gal and your sweet link to her lovely booth.

Love your photos! Beautifully presented. Makes me want to pack an overnite bag and hit the highway.

If you're ever in my neck of the blogwoods, pop by. My Studio Door Is Always Opened!

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nostalgia*gal said...

Love this waterfall and your pics!

I did a small blog about you. Let me know its ok with you- as your comments have noreplyblogger and cannot email you personally.

Cheers! cindykay

eileen said...

Looks like a great place to visit. I miss the green living where I do in AZ. Thanks again for sharing and letting us into your world! You inspire always.... Eileen

Sea Witch said...

Lovely, lush and inviting. Tennessee is a such a pretty state. Sea Witch

Sweet Repose said...

We have an old gristmill in my neck o the woods too, they've been restoring it for the last 5 years and yes, I would play there too all day long catching minnows and frogs...are we tomboys???