Sometimes pleasant surprises pop up unexpectedly. That was the case the day I took these photos.
My camera is always with me while I travel on my sales trips. But usually I don’t have or take time mid day to stop to take photos – unless something is so exceptional it is worth stressing already tight schedules. That was the case on this day.
I had an early morning appointment at one of our key nursery customers in Brooks, Georgia. I had driven the evening before from Washington DC to Atlanta and, still somewhat in a daze, just allowed the GPS to take me cross country to my appointment. I passed this delightful location heading southwest and did not see it. Instead, I passed three retail nurseries heretofore unknown to me and decided to back track the same way on my way back to Atlanta to make cold calls on them.
One of the nurseries was called Mill Pond Nursery and just as I was about to pull into its driveway, I caught sight of the Mill Pond across the highway. Obviously, after visiting the nursery, I had to sneak a peak at the Mill which was made easy as it was now part of a public, historic park.
Looked up Starr’s Mill on the internet and several places said it was one of the most photographed sites in all of Georgia. Easy to understand why. And I just stumbled across it. A nice surprise indeed.
The times on my photo files showed only 18 minutes from beginning to end. All hand held, three bracketed shots to make the images seen here.
Rest of the gallery of photos can be seen here: Starr’s Mill Gallery
Ron Ludekens 9-14-13