Thursday, June 30, 2011

Photo Shoot Weekend

My sister came for a short visit this weekend. We thought that spending the day together with our cameras would be a lot of fun!! It was!! You have to understand, when we get together we laugh and have such a good time!! We decided to go to the Old Mill in central Arkansas.  I went there in early April when the spring flowers were just beautiful!! You can see those pictures and read about the Mill's history here. So, I'll just give a short explanation of what it is. The mill is a historic re-creation of an 1880's water-powered grist mill. It is in the opening scenes of the classic movie "Gone With The Wind" which was released in 1939. It is believed to be the only remaining structure from the movie.
In the summer it's lacks the flowers that are so beautiful in the spring, but the plants are lush and very beautiful! 

The last time I went I took a lot of macro shots, so I decided to get the bigger picture! 

Well, except for this one I couldn't resist the beautiful Oak Leaf Hydrangea that was gorgeous!!  The petals look so delicate!

The yellows and oranges in these flowers were so different from the pastels flowers of spring.

The pool of water always offers a beautiful reflection of the building.

The slow creaking of the waterwheel is so peaceful.  You can sit on a bench, just listen to it and relax.

There's a great bridge that crosses the water.  It's made from sculptured concrete.

 This shot was taken off the bride looking down the waterway.

There are concrete bridges and walkways all around the park and this great fountain.

We had fun and I got in some practice with my new camera. We left the mill and went to a nearby lake to take photos of the ducks and geese.  I'll blog about those next.  I'll try real hard to get them posted tomorrow.


  1. We did have a great time. Can't wait for another opportunity to take pictures.

  2. We should take the boys there when we are in town sometime! I bet at least one of them would end up wet though!


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