Water Street extended

The purpose of this report is to help to establish guidelines and a strong basis for a street tree planting master program for the city of Charlottesville .
Most people in Charlottesville recognize the value of trees in the cityscape, and the fact that much of the existing beauty and character of this city is due to its mature trees. As the city has grown, however, this aspect of its growth has been neglected…We therefore feel that the solution to the problem is within reach at this point, and we are convinced that now is the time to act to correct the problem where it already exists, and to reverse the trend in future development before it becomes too extensive and costly.–excerpt from the introduction of the Guidelines For A Street Tree Planting Master Program For Charlottesville Virginia (1975)

parade

Milo Bechtel-Scott of Free Union

We have a “dogwood festival parade” in Charlottesville. I love a parade. People in the street. Music.

Florettes Majorettes, Richmond, VA

A communal celebration, in the daylight. The nearest we get in the Old Dominion to a second line.

Tuba

Charlottesville High School band

Lexie the Pomeranian

Bring you flag, your dog, your children your vehicle

Woody Berry, the man inside the Lion

I saw a former work colleague getting ready with the lion suit. Woody has been a Lion’s Club member for 32 years.

Tiny Miss Scottsville

Great anticipation rules. Wearing the tiara.

Pete Carey


Rodney Gallagher


Abigail Griswold


Market Street

A perfect day for a parade, cool temperatures, California quality light.

burnout

The main excitement was some vapor and engine noise from a biking contingent. Alas, breaking traction is frowned upon in the Old Dominion.

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Haliaeetus leucocephalus
The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 meters (13 ft) deep, 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) wide, and one metric ton (1.1 tons) in weight.[2]–Wikipedia