2014/02/16

Day of Rest

Filed under: family,weather — WmX @ 11:01

treeline near Orange VA

Deep Snow
The dead might wake into a world like this,

And know its white lost ecstasy their own.

I am a stranger wearing flesh and bone,

Peering beyond my dusty chrysalis.

No scent or sound invades the integrity

Of peace beneath the ermined thatch of pine.

Nor whir of wing, nor quick heart-beat of mine

Shall spill the cradled silence from a tree.

No God of Sinai shatters the timeless pause

With “Thou shalt not.”
But from each holy bush

Love speaks, articulate in this white hush.

Here life and death may meet, obeying new laws,

And mingling as easily as flake with flake.

Into a world like this the dead might wake.–Emma Gray Trigg

2014/01/03

Road trip

Filed under: road,weather — WmX @ 10:31

Trailways Bus
Love the logo.

14 degrees blowing snow
Motored 676 miles yesterday from CHO crossing the Rivanna, the Shenandoah, the Rappahannock, the Potomac, the Susquehanna, the Delaware, the Hudson…

providence RI smokestacks
….the Blackstone.

characterized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1990 as “the most polluted river in the country with respect to toxic sediments.–Wikipedia

Braga Bridge
A long tenuous moment involved climbing over the Taunton River on the Braga Bridge. Two wheel drive, barely made it up the grade.

Westport kitchen window
In my sister’s favorite kitchen. Nine degrees outside. Snow has stopped.

2013/07/15

Stingray Point

Filed under: riverine,road,weather — WmX @ 08:57

rappahannock river, norris bridge, looking downriver

2013/06/13

photographers are here

Filed under: weather — WmX @ 09:11


Look3 got rained on. Busy day anyway.
Event schedule.

2013/05/11

wet dog

Filed under: dogs,weather — WmX @ 12:14

dog in the rain
Sophie the wonder dog enjoys getting wet. Usually.

2013/03/24

day of rest

Filed under: God,weather — WmX @ 18:47

snowy palm sunday
Palm Sunday. Snowing in Charlottesville today.

2013/03/06

transcontinental

Filed under: bipedal,weather — WmX @ 13:06

garrett street
(Charlottesville Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator) Amanda Poncy out for a morning walk with Buddy, five year old tricolor hound. Coincidentally, Poncy is walking on the 1976 TransAmerica Bicycle Trail, a 4247 mile transcontinental trail established for the Bicentennial.

belmont store
One of my favorite aspects of snow is the momentary reclamation of the street, the commons, the several square miles of our city which we ceded to the automobile in the last century.


Pedestrians momentarily rule. People see and speak to each other. Smartphones are stored.

infrastructure
A calmness prevails. A chance to look around and see all we have created.

silver maple
Walking about, everything is almost black and white, a most salutary condition.

2013/01/24

0734 hrs

Filed under: bipedal,Charlottesville,weather — WmX @ 07:34

2012/11/10

winter prep

Filed under: Charlottesville,weather — WmX @ 09:33

pavillion roof
Workers install snow ropes on the canopy of the Pavillion in preparation for winter weather. A safety feature for the the folk that later manually remove accumulated snow load.

2012/10/30

Georgia bucket trucks

Filed under: weather — WmX @ 04:54


Georgia Power security babysit a herd of bucket trucks slumbering just off Interstate 95 in the Azalea Mall parking lot in Richmond Virginia. I did not ask where the herd was headed, where were the drivers, how do they bill subcontracting work, was the road trip related to Hurricane Sandy.

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