lightning bugs

Filed under: fauna,night,slabtown — WmX @ 10:36

fireflies in a tree at night.

10 seconds, Lampyridae display. They are hanging out in a quercus palustris.
They don't hang out in the tulip tree to the right.
This chemically-produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale red — wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers. Most fireflies are quite distasteful and sometimes poisonous to vertebrate predators.--Wikipedia



blood red

Filed under: damage,parts — WmX @ 08:52
bloody hand on a glass door

scratched by a quercus virginiana, tree was standing still, I was moving


red moon

Filed under: night,riverine,slabtown,weather — WmX @ 11:19
moonrise over town creek, corrotoman river

June 27, 2052 hours, 90 degrees


day of nest

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 08:52
robin sitting on nest

Turdus migratorius, American Robin, sitting on her nest. Long day, June 21, 2010, 0519 hrs


robin egg blue

Filed under: damage,fauna,photoshop — WmX @ 10:12

a robin's egg and some old govt correspondence
Michael Carrithers commented that b&w photos of rust are not entirely informative. I am taking his words as an invitation.
Despite my monochromatic preference (“friends don’t let friends shoot colour”), I am falling off the wagon for a few days, into the chaos and mess, 390 to 750 nanometers.
Blue egg of Robin largely meaningless in b&w would be.



Filed under: damage,fishbones,flora,neighborhood,night,weather — WmX @ 11:16
sycamore leaning with the wind

We had a storm yesterday afternoon, cold air falling six miles down out of a cumulonimbus, making for a straight line Dorothy Gale experience. Busted many trees. These trees lean with the wind.

ht ferron, night

here in the hinterland we run our utilities in the air. It is the cheapest way. Akin to keeping our inventory of used motor parts in the front yard. After a wind, some trees fall on electric lines. The solution? Cut down the trees? We are cheap. If we could run the sewer lines in the air we would...


Blessed darkness. Night at night. Nary a streetlight in my part of town. Power lines down. The rise in the distance, Monticello. View from Sunrise Trailer Park.



Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 11:11

Pointed fence, railroad tracks, legal penalties, kudzu
From Grove to Crispell.
If this house was for sale I imagine its adjacency to UVA would be a selling point. One-hundred and forty feet, door to door.
The railroad removes the adjacency benefit. A 3000 foot walk instead of 140.
The RR crossings closest to this house (Shamrock & R. Brown) are almost a mile apart. Pedestrian? SOL.


for sale

Filed under: damage,neighborhood,night — WmX @ 08:36

east belmont-carlton, HT Ferron ready mix at night

5+ acres, zoned M-1 (almost anything goes). Next to a residential neighborhood.
Rob Stockhausen, CCIM, CBRE Realty, 434-531-4004.
Since 1937 this has been the H.T. Ferron ready-mix plant.
8/10 of a mile from the Charlottesville Pavilion.
Mix some concrete, then go listen to Jimmy Cliff.

Charlottesville Pavilion


north slope of the James River

Filed under: neighborhood,riverine,road — WmX @ 00:39

workers ahead making beautiful stuff. Suburbs of Richmond, Virginia

Put together an iMovie, apologies for the color… Close encounters with four motor vehicles today.

Guitar by Jim Orr
Video with 1st generation Flip.
Bill Emory (photographer)
Angela Tucker (Charlottesville Development Services Manager)
Dr. David Brown (Mayor of CHO May 21, 2007 when recording was made)
Kevin Lynch (Councilor)
Craig Brown (City Attorney)
Dave Norris (Councilor)


North and South

Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 01:15

conductor in DC unloads train #147
I spent Saturday on a train traveling from Providence to Charlottesville.

railroad tracks at Shamrock Xing
Sunday morning and a portion of the afternoon photographed pedestrian provisions at the north-south railroad crossings in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Map)

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