Here are some random photos I've taken that I hope you'll enjoy.

As I drove around the country side today, I came upon a lovely old church and its beautiful aged cemetery. I've always been drawn to cemeteries, as one of my passions is genealogy, and now I can remember my visits with better pictures. This cemetery contains many prominent figures who helped settle Owings Mills MD and the surrounding areas. A local sign reads that the parish was established in 1742 and a Reverend Thomas Craddock was inducted as first Minister 14 January 1745. I'm pretty certain a nearby road I passed named "Craddock Lane" must be called after him. The cemetery is open from dawn to dusk and is lovely to walk through.

View of the parish tower. It's a pretty building.

This grave site sits right next to Samuel Owings' for whom Owings Mills is named. Samuel's grave looks the same.

This mausoleum reads, "In memory of R.H. Moales". There are other Moales' buried here and there is a Moales Lane very near the cemetery.

Some other nice headstones...

My toddler and I drove around the country side a bit the other day, just looking for interesting things to photograph. Well, I was looking. She was snoozing. I didn't find much, but as I approached home I decided to turn onto a road directing me to St. Timothy's School. Just the name, St. Timothy's, had me thinking perhaps I might find some older architecture to photograph. I did not find any buildings that I felt photo worthy, but around a sharp turn we took as we were exiting the grounds, I saw a little man made pond that had a large flock of ducks swimming in it. The edges of the pond were frozen but the center of the pond was not, due to an active fountain in the middle.

As I approached the ducks they swam away from me and were too far for good pictures. It was then I remembered I had a granola bar in the car and after retrieving it and throwing bits of it onto the ice they were more than willing to take part in the photo shoot.

These miniature pinecones are all over the trees and the ground.

A close up of a lovely shrub using my macro filter. I'm trying to identify this shrub but haven't found any matches so far.

Another closeup of a flower or leaf cluster on a shrub adjacent to the above mentioned one.

I found this tree particularly interesting as it has retained a clump of it's autumn colored leaves around the lower limbs only, leaving spiky looking branches reaching into the sky.

A small section of Roland Lake, located in the Robert E. Lee Memorial Park. Baby it's cold outside. Those ice fissures are gorgeous!

There is a very narrow road leading into the Robert E. Lee Memorial Park in Baltimore County and as today was a very cold and breezy day, (meaning few people wanted to visit a "walk in only" park) I was alone on it and could go as slowly as I liked up to the entrance. Otherwise I might never have noticed this beautiful little frozen waterfall.