Branta canadensis

Filed under: fauna,neighborhood,riverine,weather — WmX @ 13:56
downtown mall

Friday morning, snow quietly begins in Charlottesville

Riverview Park, Saturday.

Saturday was another story. Cold, snow blowing.

I ran into some folk on the Rivanna trail wearing snow shoes.

I ran into some folk on the Rivanna trail wearing snow shoes.

woolen mills chapel

Skiers from Fifeville

playing with gravity

Non-city sanctioned, recreation in the street. My favorite aspect of a snow storm, bipeds reclaim the commons, temporarily people, rule.

C&O CSX Buckingham Bramch

C&O railroad bridge, Moores Creek. Anyone know what year this was built?

snow load

Woolen Mills roofs, Alexander, Milby, Hudson, Timberlake…

snow shovelers walk the street

Momentary uptick in entrepreneurial activity.


still point

Filed under: awe,change,riverine — WmX @ 07:20
Town Creek sunrise

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
–T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets, Burnt Norton


there is a rule for everything

Filed under: agrarian,america,fauna,fishbones,not b&w,riverine,slabtown — WmX @ 07:09
headed into the Baylor Grounds

4VAC20-720-60. Day and time limit.
A.  It shall be unlawful to take, catch, or possess oysters on Saturday and Sunday from the public oyster grounds or unassigned grounds in the waters of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for commercial purposes, except that this provision shall not apply to any person harvesting no more than one bushel per day by hand or ordinary tong for household use only during the season when the public oyster grounds or unassigned grounds are legally open for harvest. 
B.  It shall be unlawful for any person to harvest or attempt to harvest oysters prior to sunrise or after 2 p.m. from the areas described in 4VAC20-720-40 B 1 through 17, and 4VAC20-720-40 B 19 and 20.  In addition, it shall be unlawful for any boat with an oyster dredge aboard to leave the dock until one hour before sunrise or return to the dock after sunset, and it shall be unlawful for any boat with a hand scrape aboard to leave the dock until one-half hour before sunrise or return to the dock after sunset.



Filed under: riverine,strange land — WmX @ 01:52
Mississippi river delta

LA Route 39? Was hoping to bike out this way. Never made it.


in a van down by the river

Filed under: night,riverine,strange land — WmX @ 11:45
left bank

left bank


Rivanna Renaissance

Filed under: environment,neighborhood,riverine — WmX @ 08:32
Rivanna River Woolen Mills

“The degradation of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem took place more than two centuries; it will take more than three decades to reverse. The newly signed Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement—with its clear, well-defined and achievable goals and outcomes, its flexibility to respond and adapt to changing conditions and its public engagement—sets the course and provides the watershedwide commitment to get us there.”–Nicholas DiPasquale, Director of the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program (left, DiPasquale paddling the Rivanna, October 1)
DiPasquale one of the speakers at today’s Rivanna Renaissance conference.


Rivanna River

Filed under: riverine,Urban Planning — WmX @ 11:06
Rivanna river

Charlottesville and Albemarle officials meet today, discussing the courts, regional transit and the Rivanna River. 3:00 CitySpace, 100 5th Street Northeast


flat water

Filed under: riverine,slabtown — WmX @ 12:00
kayak corrotoman

Staycation. This flatwater is 109 miles east but Charlottesville Albemarle has plenty of the same + mountain views. Get out on the water! Call Rivanna River Company


Loch Ness Sophie

Filed under: dogs,riverine,slabtown — WmX @ 08:21
Town Creek

Sophie hangs in. Her frame shrinks and her tumors grow. She can’t do more than two stairs in a row. Her spine is visible. Muscle mass gone. A quarter mile now is a Very Long walk. But her will to live remains. Yesterday, imitating Nessie.

As I’ve said before, a dog can’t change the world but they can change your world. And if each of us can pass along even a fraction of the unmitigated, world changing love we receive from our dogs? Maybe we can see about that whole changing the world thing.–Will and Eko


Corrotoman River clouds

Filed under: riverine,slabtown,weather — WmX @ 10:27
Looking toward Weems, Virginia

Looking toward Weems, Virginia

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