double dog

woolen mills walkabout
I’ve been walking with two dogs in the morning

Woolen Mills walkabout
Typically I bike with one dog which makes taking pictures impractical. It is much easier to stop and photograph when walking. This is a view of the Rivanna River, Monticello and Carters mountain are in the distance.

The absence of leaves opens vistas not available in the summer. The water tank and smokestack are architectural remnants from 100 years ago, part of the Charlottesville Woolen Mills INC’s physical plant.

Union Chapel

day of rest

” This is a small, wooden church of Gothic style of the late nineteenth century. It exemplifies a vernacular style common in late nineteenth century residential and secular buildings. It is important as a feature of the Woolen Mills community, which contains many other fine examples of residential and industrial construction of the mid to late nineteenth century. The Woolen Mills Chapel, built in 1887, and located in the Woolen Mills community (approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Courthouse Square) typifies the late 19th century trend of Gothic stylization, often seen in rural vernacular buildings. The chapel was constructed on property which had been deeded by the Woolen Mills’ founder, H.C. Marchant, to be used as a non-denominational chapel for the Woolen Mills community.”-Historic American Buildings Survey


ladder Flemish bond rain bands
I hope to never climb another ladder but until I can arrange the particulars, the ladder is my dangerous friend who introduces me to his/her’s amoral chum, gravity. 9.8 meters per second squared…