Most of you know about the rains and the flooding we had here in Georgia. Places were flooded that have been flood free longer than most around here can remember. That was a couple of weeks ago, but we have had heavy rains since then.
The ground is saturated and the creeks and rivers are at flood stage and in some cases out of the banks. This is the case at a small park down in the valley of my town of Woodstock. The Little River runs through an old pre-Civil War area where a hemp rope factory was located. There is nothing on record indicating that any of the employees or the owners ever smoked any of the products, but it did put out tons of ropes for the South.
There is an old rock dam partially torn down and a slue where the river water was diverted to the rope mill to turn the water-wheel. The mill is gone now with only parts of the foundation intact. Across the rive from the mill the city of Woodstock built a park.
All the places you see are usually green with grass. There are areas where people walk the trails beside the river, or picnic on the ground or benches and it is a quiet and peaceful place.
These pictures were made two days after the rains, so the water is down some. The water was over the picnic tables yesterday, and it will back in the river banks in a few days, but it will take awhile to restore the park back to it’s original beauty.
MASTERPIECE #1619 - Anton Braith, German *"Guys, This Is Going to Sound Terrible, But I Could Really Go For a Burger Right Now," *1904 Oil on canvas
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