In our travels looking for a new home, we drove by a farm on Cooley Woods Road in Cleveland, Georgia and I asked Gary to stop. He wouldn't stop but I made a note of the location. Yesterday I went back to take photos to show you. I like to think the building above is a one room school house. The cupola struck my fancy; the details set the structure apart, don't you think?
Down the road and across the way is this small grist mill with the mill still turning water in the creek. I wonder if it's still in use today. The buildings look to be in good repair, surely someone is keeping them up. I did some research and found out this is the Johnson Grist Mill.
As we were leaving the mill I noticed a sign saying, appointment only, with a phone number. I jotted the number down and plan to go back for a closer look another time.
A short distance from the mill is this log cabin. The front door was open as if to welcome visitors inside.
There's so much inspiration here for clay, should I sgraffito the buildings on plates or should I build realistic miniatures?
Gary said we need to make this our last move so we're hoping to find a out-of-the-ordinary place. Something with ambiance. We've looked at a hundred of homes it seems but few have the special something we're looking for.
Later in the day I made the mistake of saying we needed something with je ne sais quoi. Gary immediately said what's that? He started making fun of me using words that, "No one knows what they are". I said everyone knows what je ne sais quoi means, they just don't know how to spell it. Even I didn't know how to spell it. Today I do. Curiously je ne sais quoi literally translated in French means, "I don't know what". Wait till I tell Gary that, ha.
I don't use unusual words to be snooty; I like learning and knowing different ways to describe what I see. These words somehow have a certain feeling contained in their description. Sometimes little known words are so much better than the usual ones. Don't you think so?
Across the road was this feeder barn and the covered bridge below.
Yesterday we found a home and put an offer on it. You might know it, someone else also put a bid on it. Seems other folks are also looking for a home with je ne sais quoi. Please keep your fingers crossed we get this one. All we can do is hope. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.