Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rakes Mill Dam



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

Betsy and I found this dam at the site of Rakes Mill while driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. The miller, Jarman Rakes, allowed customers, and only customers, fish for brook trout in the mill pond while their grain was being ground.

22 comments:

Ms. A said...

I've never seen a dam quite like that one. Is it still a working mill?

rainfield61 said...

This is a spendid idea.
Good customer service.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful shot on the fall of water. I think the dam is on built.

Pam :) said...

Beautiful capture, George. That was a nice bonus for his customers.

Krishna said...

very nice

thanks

Shilpa said...

That's wonderful capture and looks like a so nice place to visit!

Karin said...

That takes me back to a few mill dams we saw while living in MA & CT. Such lovely places. That's a great photo George!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Dam....it's beautiful!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Another beautiful picture - and this one is so interesting, too!

Maple Lane said...

Very scenic.

Happyone said...

That is unusual but very pretty.

imac said...

Neat idea catch your own supper.

Brenda said...

Beautiful shot and great information. I just love your photos. I also love the Clarence Iris. The raindrops on these look like beautiful little pearls. Iris' are my mother's favorite flower.
I just love to check out your's and Betsy's adventures!
Have a great day,
Brenda

LV said...

I would enjoy fishing there as I am sure you would catch something.

Scott said...

The water looks so clean and refreshing in the falls, but the ponds above and below let you know that it's not so much. Cool shot though.

Janie said...

Interesting that the miller limited the fishing to customers. Looks like an interesting, pretty site.

SandyCarlson said...

They're very specific about their fishing clientele.

Indrani said...

Fantastic shot!

The Incredible Woody said...

I love how the bracing actually looks like a garden rake :)

Denise said...

You an Betsy see some real pretty places together George. Wishing you both a great weekend.

A Lady's Life said...

Such a cool place to fish. We passed a small bridge and kids were swimming underneath and I thought kids always find good places to swim.

Marie said...

How nice! Did you do any fishing?