I'm from Cumbria in the North of the UK, but graveyards similar to the ones I took my pics in are a fairly common feature throughout the UK I believe, at least there's always been one or two in every town/village I've lived in. You from somewhere exotic jmelissa?
As for the camera, I don't know what Kate is using but i'm on my trusty Pentax W20. It's the perfect fishkeepers camera, waterproof to a couple of metres, and the macro goes down to 1cm, great for closeups of fish. It's only 7MP, but that seems to be enough for decent pics. Got a decent amount of manual control too, well, for a beginner like me anyways! There is a W30, but it was quite a lot more, and the only benifits I could see was an extra metre of waterproofing and 7.1MP, so I didn't bother.
Oh, and the blue and purple flowers are forget-me-nots. (I think...)