2012/05/31

Marmota monax

Filed under: change,development,fauna — WmX @ 09:14

juvenile
adolescent whistle pig


lost his/her home and family. Small comfort that it was to density and not the Rodenator

2012/05/30

tall

Filed under: fishbones — WmX @ 08:51

WTVR tower
In 1953, WTVR activated its tall tower, located adjacent to its West Broad studios. The 843-foot tower is considered part of the Richmond skyline, and can be seen for several miles around Richmond. WTVR used a graphical version of the tower in its news opens for several years in the 1980s and early 1990s.–Wikipedia

Tallest structure in my world, growing up. One of three broadcast TV stations I could find on the 1960′s machine.

2012/05/29

whatis

Filed under: fauna — WmX @ 00:52

worms
Several discrete assemblages of these critters were making their way up my next-door neighbor’s front walk.

worm detail
Please send any information you have on these worms, Do they travel in a bunch to conserve moisture, scare predators?

2012/05/28

le chien

Filed under: Charlottesville,dogs — WmX @ 10:51

2012/05/27

day of rest

Filed under: Uncategorized — WmX @ 00:48

moma bear, papa bear, baby bear
Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Rev John D Attaway Pastor, Route 21, Old North State.
A Christ-centered, Bible-believing, Spirit-filled body of believers seeking to proclaim the Word of God to the 21st Century

(Dawn spotted these, papa bear, momma bear and baby bear. Was the building on the right the original church and over time with the growth of the congregation the physical plant has been added onto?)

The three bears were originally bachelors

2012/05/26

cat food

Filed under: Charlottesville — WmX @ 11:39

fledgling
Without the introduction of the cat control law this little one is dead meat.

Cat at Large No cat shall run at large within the City of Charlottesville and are required to be on a leash.
No owner of a cat shall allow the animal to defecate on public or private land other than his own. Where an animal does defecate on its property the owner of the animal shall regularly clean and sanitize the area and remove all excreta.

2012/05/25

around town

Filed under: signs — WmX @ 09:26


I think political and religious speech are not subject to zoning regulations…

2012/05/24

veneer

Filed under: dictionary — WmX @ 08:02

stone veneer
Stone veneer being applied to a building on the “Shops at Stonefield” site.

ve·neer
   [vuh-neer] noun
1. a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood.
2. any of the thin layers of wood glued together to form plywood.
3. Building Trades . a facing of a certain material applied to a different one or to a type of construction not ordinarily associated with it, as a facing of brick applied to a frame house.
4. a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance: a cruel person with a veneer of kindliness.–Dictionary.com

I wonder how honesty in language would work? The shoppes at Cinderblock?

2012/05/21

Master Plan

Filed under: time machine,Urban Planning — WmX @ 08:53


Does anyone know the politically correct replacement words for Master Plan? Expert Plan? Large Area Plan? Comprehensive Plan?

(an excerpt from Charlottesville City Council June 15, 1959 minutes)

A COMMUNICATION WAS PRESENTED FROM THE ALBEMARLE S. P. C. A. PROPOSING A CONTRACT WITH THE CITY UNDER WHICH THE S. P. C. A. WOULD CARE FOR THE CITY’S STRAY DOGS. ON MOTION BY MR. COLEMAN, SECONDED BY MR. SCRIBNER, THIS MATTER WAS REFERRED TO THE DOG COMMITTEE.

THE FOLLOWING COMMUNICATION WAS PRESENTED:

JUNE 12, 1959

THE HONORABLE CITY COUNCIL
CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

GENTLEMEN:
THIS LETTER IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PRESENTATION AND RELEASE OF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE MASTER PLAN ON JUNE 9, 1959 BY THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION. INCLUDED BELOW ARE THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING PERTAINING TO THE MASTER PLAN.

THE MASTER PLAN WAS PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION BY MR. ROBINSON WHO STATED THAT THE REPORT IS A CONDENSATION OF NINE INDIVIDUAL REPORTS PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED AND THE PLAN AS PRESENTED INCLUDES THE REVISIONS MADE BY THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION. HE ALSO STATED THAT THE PLAN PROVIDES FOR A CONTROLLED AND BALANCED EXPANSION OF PHYSICAL FACILITIES
TO SERVE THE GROWING CITY AND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF EXISTING FACILITIES LEADING TO ELIMINATION OF SLUMS, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, AND INADEQUATE PARKING.
MR. ROBINSON FURTHER STATED THAT HE HAS ESPECIALLY ENJOYED HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS,
OFFICIAL BOARDS AND PRIVATE CITIZENS IN THE PREPARATION OF THE MASTER PLAN.
HE COMMENDED THE PLANNING COMMISSION AND RELATED CITY OFFICIALS FOR THEIR UNTIRING EFFORTS AND INTELLIGENT STUDY WHICH ARE REFLECTED IN THE PLAN.

ON MOTION BY MR. GRIGG, SECONDED BY MR. YOUELL, AND UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED, THE COMMISSION ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION WISHES TO CONGRATULATE THE FIRM OF HARLAND BARTHOLOMEW AND ASSOCIATES,
AND ESPECIALLY THE SERVICES OF ITS TWO FINE REPRESENTATIVES: MR. FREDERIC M. ROBINSON, ASSISTANT MANAGER OF THE SOUTHEASTERN OFFICE, AND MR. JOSEPH M. Ross, FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, WHO CONTRIBUTED SO EXPERTLY TO THE PREPARATION OF OUR MASTER PLAN. WE WISH TO EXPRESS TO THEM THE SINCERE APPRECIATION OF ALL FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

SINCERELY YOURS,

LORIN A. THOMPSON (SIGNED)
LORIN A. THOMPSON
CHAIRMAN

A MOTION BY MR. WEINBERG, SECONDED BY MR. COLEMAN, THAT THE MASTER PLAN BE RECEIVED AND THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION BE COMMENDED AND SINCERELY THANKED FOR THEIR MANY HOURS OF SERVICE AND VALUABLE ASSISTANCE IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS
REPORT WAS UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED.

THE CITY MANAGER REPORTED THAT HE HAD RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE PIGEONS IN THE CITY AND RECOMMENDED THAT AN ANTI PIGEON ORDINANCE BE CONSIDERED.

2012/05/20

Undead yard ornament

Filed under: dolls,slabtown — WmX @ 11:10

zombie?
Former Slabtown neighbors had cut-out pastel porpoises on a stick welcoming inbound motorists. New neighbors installed an undead thing.

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