Had it just been rain, we would have plowed through, carried on and taken on the challenge of ridding the river's edge of old tires and trash, parts of the old golf course of invasive non-native plants like kudzu and privet, and enjoyed each other's company. As it was, we gathered under the pavilion and waited for the rain, thunder and lightening to stop. And waited, and waited, and waited. You can't send volunteers out in an open golf course when lightening is about. Not such a good idea.
So, even though the project was postponed for another day, I was still able to take some shots of this newly aquired addition to the park. It is lovely and melancholy at the same time. You can imagine golfers walking the greens, tending to divots and happily, or unhappily, returning with scores they hope are up to par.
The following photos are of the Parker House, built in 1882, the oldest house now standing in Rockdale County. The park now owns this house and plans are in the works to restore it. I hope they do, because it is a beautiful home full of wide plank boards, creaky stairs, two beautiful chimneys and the ghosts of families past.
An upstairs bedroom window reflecting the trees across the drive.
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