2015/05/16

horse race

Filed under: politics,signs,trees,Urban Planning — WmX @ 10:54
election signs

Charlottesville Democratic Primary candidates are wearing out the shoe leather. Walking the relatively shadeless streets of our city,
meeting voters in preparation for June 9 Democratic Primary.
When the new Council is seated in November, I hope that they look back and ask themselves why the 1975 Street Tree plan was never implemented.
Revise and adopt that plan in the first one-hundred days!

2015/05/15

B.B. King

Filed under: culture,people — WmX @ 09:24
BB KING U Hall

Long long ago. U.Hall, Charlottesville, VA. 1971?

2015/05/13

Palustris

Filed under: environment,riverine — WmX @ 10:17
wetland

Andrea Terry of RWSA is leading a tour of the Moores Creek Environmental Preservation Area, Friday May 15.
Meet at the Franklin Street wetland gate ( north of the stockyard) at 10:00 AM. (near 706 Franklin ST).
This is the hardwood wetland that was built to mitigate loss of wetlands with
the expansion of Ragged Mountain reservoir.
Rubber boots are advised.
Please RSVP to aterry(at)rwsa.org.

Palustris is a Latin word meaning “swampy” or “marshy”. It is often used in taxonomy for species names
typically in scientific names for animals and plants to refer to the typical habitat of the species.–Wikipedia

2015/05/11

Coragyps atratus

Filed under: Charlottesville,fauna,Urban Planning — WmX @ 08:40

vulture profile

The black vulture (Coragyps atratus) also known as the American black vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the southeastern United States to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America.–Wikipedia



vultures on the roof

Humans like to anthropomorphize animals. In that vein, the vultures are very mannerly. They wait their turn at the table.



vulture eying morsels

Density (check) City services (check) Food options (check) Walkability (not really a concern) Sustainability (check)



at the table

Connectivity (check) Mixed use and diversity (check) Traditional neighborhood structure (check) Smart transportation (check) Quality architecture and urban design (?)

2015/05/10

mother

Filed under: family,sisters — WmX @ 11:32
ege egte hpe

Burnt a fire for my father and sister last night, posting a photo for my mom today

2015/05/08

Quiscalus quiscula

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 08:23
grackle

The grackle can also mimic the sounds of other birds or even humans, though not as precisely as the mockingbird, which is known to share its habitat in the Southeastern United States.–Wikipedia
Opportunistic omnivors. Like us.

2015/05/07

what is in a name?

Filed under: environment,signs,Virginia — WmX @ 11:12

global warming

In 1980, Dominion Resources, Inc., was incorporated as the holding company for VEPCO. For us ratepayers on the ground Virginia Electric and Power Company became Dominion.



transporting fracked gas

Dominion came through the Woolen Mills recently, whacking trees. Line maintenance. They provide the power that I post by here. But what is the price of the power?



North Anna, James

Is it possible for a monopoly to be true to its place of origin? To care about cultural and natural resources? To care about the environment? Here recently, the corporation has been in the news, often. From the outside they’ve been acting more like the Dominator than the Virginian. Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Transmission lines over the James River. New nuclear facility on a faultline.



political clout

Yesterday, people from across Virginia came to speak to the dominator. To date, there is little indication that Dominion has ears.

2015/05/01

Equus ferus caballus

Filed under: dolls,fauna,signs,strange land — WmX @ 09:39
horse advertising

Business Style Slot machine for 20 Yen Pachinko for 0.5 Yen
Pachinko for 1 yen
In answers to request from many customers
Recurrence of Origin
Slot machine for 2 Yen
Pachinko for 0.5 Yen

2015/04/29

words are wind

Filed under: meetings,neighborhood,time machine — WmX @ 11:46
Market Street plan

Meetings I remember. Huge category. This the meeting that laid out improvements to Market Street east of Meade Avenue. Plantings, stormwater BMPs, profile changes. I’d been canvassing residents of the street the day before (9/7/2008), encouraging their attendance at the meeting. Charles said he wasn’t coming, a waste of time: “the City will never do this for us, it’s all about the money, the river will rise up and wash us away.” I tried to persuade him, encouraging him to be more sanguine.
Hey Charles! You were right. The improvements weren’t forthcoming.

2015/04/28

railroaded

Filed under: neighborhood — WmX @ 08:45
Marchant Street closed

For 150 years, people have walked from the President’s house to Woolen Mills Road (E Market) via Marchant Street. Earlier this month the street was cut off, severing the connection between the northern and southern portions of the Woolen Mills Neighborhood, without process, without advance notice. Hey Woolen Mills Neighborhood!
It sucks to be you.

30 x1028 px box


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