Black and White

Published on Jun 11th, 2012
0 comments reenactor (noun)– a person who enacts a role in an event that occurred earlier.– The event in this case was local militia putting up light resistance as Banastre Tarleton...
Lost groundhog
Published on Jun 4th, 2012
15 comments This adolescent groundhog (aka woodchuck, whistle-pig) lost his/her home and family. Small comfort that it was to urban density and not to a percussive extermination tool like the Rodenator.~...
Published on May 25th, 2012
0 comments Stone veneer being applied to a building on the “Shops at Stonefield” site.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Seasonal migration
Published on May 21st, 2012
0 comments UVA held its finals exercises Sunday, May 20. Walking erect, smart phones in hand, they leave. We are all so sad. Humans have a highly developed brain and are capable of abstract reasoning, language...
Published on May 14th, 2012
1 comments The Elby Brass Rock-Marching Band performs at the Closing Day Gala of the Tom Tom Founders Fest.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Eugene Bradbury
Published on May 7th, 2012
0 comments UVA professor Daniel Bluestone discusses residential and commercial architecture during a bicycle tour (over seven miles with at least 24 cyclists) of the Venable and Rugby neighborhoods on a recent...
Arbor Day
Published on Apr 30th, 2012
3 comments Charlottesville schoolchildren measure the circumference of a Quercus alba (white oak) at Forest Hills Park on Arbor Day, the last Friday in April.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly...
Long-range transportation plan
Published on Apr 23rd, 2012
0 comments "Cville Bike mApp project is a regional bike-mapping project developed by the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization, in partnership with BikeCharlottesville, the City of...
Tom Tom Founders Festival
Published on Apr 18th, 2012
13 comments Beer, music, food, people, perfect weather, and a bear-in-progress (by sculptor Ed Miller), as the Festival kicked off on Friday, April 13 with a block party at the McGuffey Art Center.~Commentator...
Homo sapiens
Published on Apr 9th, 2012
3 comments Seen down by the Rivanna Trail. The shopping cart is a strong sign that a member of the Homo sapiens (knowing man) species is nearby.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day...
Seminole trail
Published on Apr 2nd, 2012
9 comments I received a request from China for pictures of Charlottesville, so I biked north via the John Warner Parkway to our “Main Street,” the curiously named Seminole Trail. (Why is it named that? No...
Light switch
Published on Mar 22nd, 2012
19 comments There was a City roundtable discussion about budgetary matters on March 21. It’s hard to take these meetings seriously after many years, hard not to be sarcastic. The public attends, and speaks...
Published on Mar 19th, 2012
2 comments There are a vast number of residential properties around the former Martha Jefferson Hospital that were upzoned to B-1 during the time the medical center occupied the neighborhood. The houses had...
What remains...
Published on Mar 14th, 2012
0 comments Oaks in East McIntire Park. Two groups I'm involved with, the Charlottesville Tree Commission and the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards, will celebrate Arbor Day in Forest Hill Park at 10am on April...
Published on Mar 8th, 2012
0 comments In the Bodo's line behind goth musician and former Bella Morte leader Gopal Metro.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Published on Feb 27th, 2012
5 comments We had a few inches of snow on Sunday afternoon the 19th of February. In preparation, the City applied some manner of brine solution to the streets on Saturday night. I’ve seen this stuff on the...
Henry Graff
Published on Feb 22nd, 2012
11 comments How does the out of town coverage compare to that of the local broadcast folk? I have not seen any out of area broadcast coverage of The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely V.~...
Electronic occupy
Published on Feb 14th, 2012
2 comments National and local media have queued up for The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely V in the Charlottesville Circuit Court, 315 High Street, Charlottesville, VA. The City is Very...
Escherichia coli
Published on Feb 6th, 2012
0 comments Do dog owners deal with their animals’ solid excreta?
 Pollution control people say that pet waste is a major source of e. coli in the Rivanna River. The City provides bags at the river trail...
Her Dogness
Published on Jan 31st, 2012
0 comments Sophia turned 12 on January 30. I am six dogs old.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Quercus phellos
Published on Jan 24th, 2012
8 comments Does anyone know the value of these trees? I heard that the timber at Ragged Mountain Natural Area– soon slated for a mega-reservoir– didn’t have much value, or more accurately, that...
Around here
Published on Jan 19th, 2012
0 comments January 1 at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
Published on Jan 9th, 2012
41 comments In our town, there is one Council meeting every two years opened by the City Manager. This is the first meeting following the expiration of the Mayor’s term when the City Councilors choose one of...
Published on Jan 5th, 2012
16 comments The golden apple of discord was rolling up and down 11 charette tables at Charlottesville High School in mid-December as competing interests sought to divvy up the remaining acreage of east...
Magnolia grandiflora
Published on Dec 22nd, 2011
6 comments I visited the Rotunda to see the doomed magnolias that have occupied the gardens flanking that structure for a century. The fate of the trees appears sealed.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new...
Committee of vultures
Published on Dec 15th, 2011
0 comments In the 1100 block of Park Street a committee of vultures (carthartes aura) catches some early morning rays.~Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at
ISO quercus alba
Published on Dec 8th, 2011
0 comments White Oak is a long-lived, slow-growing tree, reaching 60 to 100 feet in height with a spread of 50 to 90 feet in its native bottomland soil. Old specimens can be massive, growing to be several...
Published on Dec 1st, 2011
0 comments It’s an off off year. There are 2,098 registered voters in the reconfigured Venable precinct; 131 of them showed to vote. Visiting the polling place was like visiting a museum after hours. If we had...
Published on Nov 24th, 2011
0 comments I caught the last hour of speechifying before Charlottesville City Council by the Occupiers. Peace, love, and social transformation. Justice! Drunks cured by love and community, abandoning the...
Published on Nov 17th, 2011
0 comments Following the screening of Revenge of the Electric Car at the Film Festival, car creator Oliver Kuttner, CEO of Edison2, joined environmental consultant David Slutzky to talk about wheeled...