2014/04/16

silhouette

Filed under: fishbones — WmX @ 03:38

silhouette hallway
BOQ

2014/04/15

silhouette

Filed under: fauna,fishbones — WmX @ 03:32

solo fish

2014/04/14

Rhincodon typus

Filed under: fauna,fishbones — WmX @ 00:38

whale shark
big fish

2014/02/03

Saint Stephen’s

Filed under: architecture,fishbones,God — WmX @ 08:11
twilight St Stephens

6000 Grove Avenue Richmond Virginia

2014/01/06

College Hill

Filed under: fishbones,Urban Planning — WmX @ 15:42

roger wms park sunset
Tree stocking, a forestry concept, provides a useful tool for evaluating the degree of success
a city has achieved in cultivating the portion of its urban forest located in the commons,
along the street edge.
The College Hill neighborhood in Providence has done a good job.

2013/12/03

Westend

Filed under: agrarian,architecture,fishbones — WmX @ 09:11

pond added at Westend for fire protection
Taylor Century Farm, “Westend”, in Green Springs district.

2013/11/18

bird walk

Filed under: fauna,fishbones,flora — WmX @ 01:29

Corvus brachyrhynchos
Went for a short morning walk along the Rivanna with people that know birds. They heard or saw white throated sparrows, carolina wrens, tufted titmouse, a fish crow, american crows, a bald eagle, mallards, canada geese, a red shouldered hawk, cardinals, mockingbirds, a ruby crowned kinglet, downy woodpecker, a pileated woodpecker, a red fox, hermit thrush, bluebird, yellow-rumped warbler, raven, sparrow, white-breasted nuthatch, goldfinch, song sparrow, Carolina chickadee, flicker, red-bellied woodpecker, catbird, robin, towhee, starlings.
I saw runners and unidentified flying objects.
The dog walkers are still leaving bags of dog dung on the side of the trail. People too precious to carry the load while they walk.

2013/05/06

big crane

Filed under: development,fishbones — WmX @ 20:34


Precast stair/elevator shaft on the left lifted up by crane. City Walk site.

2013/03/30

Tappahannock

Filed under: architecture,fishbones — WmX @ 09:28

water tank being taken down
After 80 years of service the 75,000 gallon water tank on Queen Street was deconstructed yesterday. The tank had a distinctive profile, visible at a distance in the Tidewater landscape. I hope I have a picture somewhere of the entire construction. It was a styling tank, it had a roof like the tin man’s cap, a lightening rod and a circumferential walkway with a balustrade.

HPE carrying EGE
Above a section of one tank leg and a lateral support are visible.

2013/03/03

hedera helix

Filed under: fishbones,flora — WmX @ 11:25

ivy in trees

It is an evergreen climbing plant, growing to 20–30 m high where suitable surfaces (trees, cliffs, walls) are available, and also growing as ground cover where there are no vertical surfaces. It climbs by means of aerial rootlets with matted pads which cling strongly to the substrate.–Wikipedia

Lots of ivy in CHO. UVA is smart, they keep it off their buildings.
Wikipedia continues:

In the United States, H. helix is considered weedy or invasive in a number of regions and is on the official noxious weed lists in Oregon and Washington. Like other invasive vines such as kudzu, H. helix can grow to choke out other plants and create “ivy deserts”. State and county sponsored efforts are encouraging the destruction of ivy in forests of the Pacific Northwest and the Southern United States. Its sale or import is banned in Oregon. Ivy can easily escape from cultivated gardens and invade nearby parks, forests and other natural areas. Ivy can climb into the canopy of trees in such density that the trees fall over from the weight, a problem which does not normally occur in its native range.For this reason, it is especially important to remove ivy from trees, creating “survival rings”. In its mature form, dense ivy can destroy habitat for native wildlife and creates large sections of solid ivy where no other plants can develop.

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