A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Hole

Knoxville millstone

A millstone found in a Knoxville garden becomes a focal point for two criss-cross pathways.

During Knoxville’s Open Gardens day, a Dogwood Arts Festival event, local homeowners voluntarily push open their gates and let those of us in love with flora and fauna roam the grounds freely.

One formal garden held something quite unique — seventeen antique millstones — integrated in various ways throughout the beautifully manicured grounds. According to the homeowner, most of the millstones were discovered onsite as old vines and overgrown shrubbery were cleared to restore the gardens to their original glory.   What a find!

Three old millstones

Three old millstones form a pathway in a lovely, traditional Knoxville garden.

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9 thoughts on “A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Hole

    1. Rusha Sams

      How interesting that your ancestors were millers. I’ve never known anyone who was, but I’ve looked at several millstones mostly in antique stores as something to put in my garden. I’ve just never known anyone who had 17 of them!! Thanks for reading.

      1. Curt Mekemson

        I’ve been to the family property out of Cynthiana, Kentucky on Mill Creek. There are still stone walls, but no one has ever found the mill stone. Or I expect some one found it and it ended up as a treasure in someone’s yard. 🙂 –Curt

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