The official boat of the Commonwealth of Virginia, who knew?
This this morning, 36 minutes after dawn, oyster time of year.
This juvenile from an acorn found beneath the oak at 574 Locust Avenue. Germinated in December of 2010. The leaf looks like a white oak to me. The growth pattern looks anything but a white oak.
I drove past this building for years. It sits on the southern side of Interstate 64 in Albemarle County, 38.006329, -78.494941. The elevation that presents to the Interstate has regular windows (albeit small), interesting geometry and no razor wire visible at 70mph. I assumed the building was a motel. Free motel. A guy from Texas told me that this is a really nice place to jail.
Wouldn’t really blame Santa for staying home this year. Lot of sadness in the world. Get back in bed and pull the covers over your head Bigman.
The big tent in the little downtown. The tent blocks former mountain view but provides seating for political and musical events. Was this a custom tent or an off the shelf model?
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.
If any of the family members go missing this weekend it is a good bet they are burning in new neural pathways,
trying to find the front door, trying to find their car, trying to find their way in and around Stonefield.
Neighborhood Style Development-Bringing the pleasures and convenience of urban life to the suburbs.–Edens
A riot of light, color, and modern building materials assembled to resemble legacy forms. A laying down of cataclysmic money. Many new McJobs.
With a slight, unexpected lift provided by Hurricane Sandy, Mother Nature’s October surprise, President Barack Obama appears poised
to win his second term tomorrow.–Center for Politics
To counter last minute boost from storm Sandy, Mitt Romney jumps on the nature bandwagon, announcing replacement of ticket-mate Paul Ryan with the Lorax.
Of the Lorax’s qualifications, Romney replied “He speaks for the trees”.
It’s almost time for the big game, Mitt v Barack. I wonder how they would have done, instead of those debates, in a hotdog eating contest?
Like Nathan’s 10 minute 4th of July International Hot Dog Eating contest. Hot dogs and buns…
Hotdog for president!
Years ago our transportation planner jokingly broached the option of building a moat around our little city.
The moat, to protect city residents from vehicles short cutting through their neighborhoods while cruising
from point A to point B in the surrounding suburbs.
Another possibility, convert the City to a gigantic high speed interchange.