Welcome to day 146 of 365 photos…Yates Mill County Park has been on my radar for a while and I finally got to see it. Mr. B had an early morning procedure scheduled in Durham today so on our way to Durham yesterday, we stopped at Yates Mill in Raleigh. It is amazing that you get off of the busy highway and within a short distance, you would not believe that you are in a big city. Unfortunately we arrived in the late afternoon and we hadn’t been there too long when a storm half-heartedly moved though. It didn’t last long but the pretty clouds disappeared and it got even more hot and hazy. I did get to walk around the pond after the storm had gone by.The parks in this state are just wonderful and this one was no exception. From the park website: “The centerpiece of the 174-acre park is Historic Yates Mill, which is the last operable water-powered gristmill in Wake County (more than 70 water mills once existed in the area). The Mill and the property surrounding it were purchased in 1963 by NC State University. The Mill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and was restored to working order through a grassroots community effort by 2005.
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/4.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/400 second – ISO: 400
If you are ever around this area, this is a great place to visit. I am going to try to get back this fall. Bet it is spectacular when the leaves change.
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