Quite a few of my photos have been taken at Robinson Nature Center, just around the corner from me. I volunteer my time as a photographer, taking photos of events for them. So this blends two of my passions or rather three. In a few weeks I will be photographing the Center’s two year anniversary. The story of how this Nature Center came to be is an amazing gift to the people of Maryland. James and Anne Robinson were dedicated to keeping their land free of development so they gave a portion of the sale back to Howard County to build this center. By clicking on the link above you can read more.
The Simpsonville Mill Ruins are located on the Nature Center’s site. Columbia used to be called Simpsonville and Verizon still uses that name instead of Columbia. Maryland is known for its mill towns-a fact I did not know until Robinson came into being in 2011. The staff at Robinson and its volunteers have done much work over the past two years to remove debris so we can see this relic from the mid 1700’s.
This rat snake is nestled in the frame of the Mill Ruins. There is much wildlife on the site, and it sits on the Middle Patuxent River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.
This week’s contest winners are Beacham and Bob Geary. Bob Geary is a talented photographer. Check out his images here.
I too am a winner this week. My photo “Quite a Pair” took second place in the Flower division at the Maryland State Fair.
As always enjoy my photos, and thanks for supporting my work!