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Holiday fun at Flat Iron Farm

Lisa Snider

Posted December 04, 2012 in: Photo Trips 

On Saturday, December 1, 2012, the Calvert Photography Club met up at Flat Iron Farm, located at 45840 Highway to Heaven Lane in Great Mills, Maryland, to photograph and enjoy owner Bubby Knott’s annual Christmas displays. For 18 years, he has been extending his hospitality to the community, by opening his farm and inviting them to visit, free of charge, and see the holiday magic he creates. Our club was permitted to visit an hour prior to dark to take photos of his magnificent light displays before and at sunset, which provided some wonderful opportunities to shoot.

Photo by Lisa SniderAfter dark, Bubby’s light displays are synchronized to holiday music, which were magical to see and shoot. Club members who brought children and/or grandchildren had the opportunity to take the kids to the petting zoo, for pony rides, and for a special visit with Santa. Our adult club members enjoyed the whimsy of the Candy Cane House, the old antique store featuring a large collection of John Deere items, and the other Christmas country stores, which offered seasonal crafts, decorations, toys, candies, jellies and jams for sale. When we weren’t photographing the Christmas touches which adorned every inch of the farm, we were socializing or browsing in the festive shops. There was so much to see and do. 

Photo by Lisa SniderThe animals on the farm were also a treat to see, up close and personal, and the painted manger scene on the back wall of the horse barn was not to be missed. We finished out the evening by sitting around an open fire, toasting marshmallows and making S’mores with the gift packets of ingredients which Robbin generously supplied. What a lovely evening, and the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Club members who attended the trip are invited to submit some photos directly to Bubby Knott, for his website, as a special thank you for his hospitality in hosting the club visit. When submitting photos, be sure and identify yourself as part of the Calvert Photography Club.


About Lisa Snider - Lisa is a passionate photographer who loves nothing more than picking up her Canon camera and heading out to see and capture her world. She took her first photographs using her Dad?s Kodak Instamatic film camera at age 10, and has been telling stories with her pictures ever since.

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