Sunday, November 9, 2014

Reynolda House in Autumn

This Sunday afternoon in the Carolina's was about as pretty as it gets.  A sunny day with temps in the lower sixties, perfect and comfortable and begging for a day in the outdoors.

To Reynolda Village we went, a place we love to explore.  With the changing, falling leaves it was a beautiful place to be.

The boathouse at Lake Katharine.

Leading up to the patio.
The next photo, below, was captured from the patio itself.

We've been at this spot several times before.  It's a good stopping point for the girls with a small waterfall and a couple of benches.  While we were there, we found out that there was previously a pool in this spot;  we were incorrectly told by a passerby that a diving board used to be where I was standing on the patio. As you'll see in the photo, it was actually a slide!!

My photo, above, was taken from the spot where the slide attached at the patio.  If you look closely, you can see the holes the top of the pool edge where the ladder handle was attached.  You can see that ladder handle just behind Smith Reynolds.
Isn't this awesome!  This photo is from the estate archives and labeled 1923. Outdoor swimming pool with sliding board, patio with awning, and Lake Katharine in the background. Smith Reynolds stands at side of pool with Mary and Nancy Reynolds in the water.

By the way, if you're out exploring these woods yourself, you don't want to take the path that you see leading away.  You'll walk a long way only to realize you have to turn back around.  If you want to loop around, you'll follow the path that continues behind the patio.

Want to see more of Reynolda Gardens?  Check out these photos!

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