2011/04/30

meetings

Filed under: government,meetings — WmX @ 10:23

water supply plan 2005
For the first 45 years of my life I successfully avoided going to meetings except in a my professional capacity as a newspaper photographer. I was too busy living, raking leaves, raising children, paying bills, working… Meetings were for other people.
I imagine that meetings once upon a time were fun. A smoke filled room, a trough, a bunch of white guys cutting up the pie.
Meetings in the 21st Century have a different form. They feature a public process. Pieces of paper where the public can leave their e-mail addresses. Pieces of paper where the public can write down their thoughts. Public hearings!
I wonder where all those pieces of paper go?
Meeting above was 2/17/05, featured a facilitator and pieces of paper, water supply plan. Meeting below, CHO NDS, pieces of paper.

2011/04/29

Arbor Day

Filed under: Charlottesville,environment,flora — WmX @ 12:55

“A society grows great when old people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”


Members of the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards, the Charlottesville Tree Commission, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation and Mia the Dog planted a quercus bicolor in Tonsler Park this morning celebrating Arbor Day.

Martha Warring, forester with the VDOF addressed the assembly, marking Charlottesville’s 5th year as a “tree-city”, a citation granted by the Arbor Day Foundation.


Trees start small, they get big. This quercus falcata (Southern Red Oak) is located in the City’s Oakwood Cemetery.
If you have a tree you’d like to nominate for the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards “treasured tree” program contact them.

2011/04/28

Stuart Avenue

Filed under: dogs,parts — WmX @ 09:45

Easter, on the floor with Sydney.

2011/04/27

quercus camouflage

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 14:50

big t-storm through CHO last night, tornado watch today.

2011/04/25

time machine

Filed under: family — WmX @ 08:58

gin martini

2011/04/24

Platanus occidentalis

Filed under: flora — WmX @ 00:55

Sugar Hollow Road

2011/04/23

Town Creek

Filed under: riverine — WmX @ 00:53

stillwater

2011/04/22

Procyon lotor

Filed under: damage,fauna — WmX @ 10:53

bad day

2011/04/21

Ursus arctos horribilis

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 00:29

If I had a Grizzly for a pet I'd keep her well fed. Particularly if she was contained by 4x4 inch rolling wire.

2011/04/20

time machine

Filed under: friends — WmX @ 01:15

malcolm in NYC
Malcolm Holcombe a few years back.

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