History in My Own Backyard(or near it)

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.

Robinson Nature Center

Robinson Nature Center

 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.

A Snake Among the Ruins

A Snake Among the Ruins

Middle Patuxent River

The Middle Patuxent River

 Springtime at Robinson_2Lens Flare RNC A Walk in the Woods


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.

Quite a Pair

Quite a Pair


As always enjoy my photos, and thanks for supporting my work!

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kathiandkim, my purchase site-http://kathi-isserman.artistwebsites.com or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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10 Responses to History in My Own Backyard(or near it)

  1. Devlyn says:

    Congrats, I enjoyed looking at your photos, the snake one is amazing.


  2. Beth says:

    Beautiful photos. Congratulations on taking second place, Quite a Pair is a beautiful shot.


  3. bobgeary says:

    Congratulations Kathi on your State Fair photo! Thank you for the mention and I’m looking forward to receive my photo!


  4. Cam Miller says:

    This nature center is a treasure for Howard County and the state of Maryland. I loved my visit there. Thanks for spreading the word about this great place.


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