baltimore county

Horse Farm Overlook

Horse Farm Overlook

Today we have another look at nature's beauty as we return to the farmlands of Baltimore County. 

In the Name of Progress

It happens in every city and town, no matter how large or small. Often it's a good thing while other times, not so much. Nonetheless, time marches on and the cities and towns are transformed into busy places... in the name of progress. We had a look at this very thing in the previous post where the old passes into history. In Towson Maryland, the county seat of Baltimore County, there are several small cemeteries in the heart of town that date back hundreds of years. The town grew up around these final resting places to a point where you have to actually look for them today, which brings me to the image below.

NYC Cemetery
NYC Cemetery

A familiar scene, a centuries old cemetery in the heart of a busy town. In this case the town is Manhattan, New York. A closer look indicates that there is something happening in the background.

World Trade Center Memorial Construction
World Trade Center Memorial Construction

Yes, it's part of the World Trade Center Memorial construction.  You can see more of the 9/11 Memorial images here.

I've always found it fascinating to see the merging of the old and new, as it tells us great stories of history and advancement... in the name of progress.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for visiting!

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Roadside Stand

Welcome back, friends! In today's post we visit a site that is just down the road from these grazing horses, a roadside stand. During the Summer months here in the Mid-Atlantic Region you see these stands spread around the various counties, often on the edge of farmland. These are great places to gather fresh veggies, fruits and all sorts of sauces.

Roadside stands are not limited to produce, all sorts of wares are sold from these temporary places of commerce.

Of course, like many traditional markets I have my favorites that I repeatedly visit. This particular stand in Worthington Valley is located in western Baltimore County and falls in the favs category. A seasonal operation, they will stay open to well into the Fall when the last harvest of the year takes place.

So let's get to the goodies. If you like farm fresh produce and the likes, the Misty Valley Farm stand pictured below is the place for you.

Roadside Stand
Roadside Stand

Like to have a little closer look before you buy?  :-)

Have a great day!

Roadside Stand - Veggie View
Roadside Stand - Veggie View
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Soccer Deer

Welcome to the weekend everyone! Yeah, it was a short week on the back end of the July 4th Holiday, but hey, I'm always ready for a break. :-)

Thanks again for all of the support, I really appreciate it.

Since it's Friday, let me remind you about my friend Jason Hines' Friday Photo Spots, where he always has a ton of great photo post from around the net collected in one convenient place. I've discovered lots of great photogs via these posts.

Okay, to round out this week I have to tell a little story. You've all heard of Soccer Moms. Well I present you with Soccer Deer. Part of my duties with Baltimore County is the oversight of 90 acres of park land, which includes a regional park. I arrived around 6:30 one morning, finding all to be normal or so I thought. As it turned out, a female deer had become entangled in one of the Soccer goals overnight. Perhaps some midnight play was going on, and without a permit to boot. :-)

I called in my Natural Resources Wildlife team pals, who attempted to untangle this mess of a soccer net, but the deer was wrapped so thoroughly we had to cut the net away to free her.

Below is a photo of the goalie deer. Enjoy the shot and have a great weekend!

Get out there and create some memories!

Soccer Deer
Soccer Deer
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