Category Archives: Charlottesville area beauty

Kayaking the Rivanna River

Gardening chores complete, Stephen and I pulled the kayaks out of winter storage and headed down the hill to the river for a few hours of glorious, relaxing kayaking.   Several years ago, the place we now put in off of Reas Ford Rd was a mess of trash and, during hunting season, deer carcasses. […]

Crepe Myrtles in July

These Crepe Myrtles live at the corner of Woodlands Road and Reas Ford Road, at the four-way stop.  Notice how the color changes… they are an incredibly unusual color, more purple than pink, but depending on the light they appear almost fuschia .  Every time I stop at that stop sign, I am reminded that I […]

The Leaves Turned and They Haven’t All Dropped Yet!

Finally, some color!  I’ve always heard that we need a cold snap and rain to encourage the best Fall color.  We actually had a pretty wet summer, but we had a dry spell and mild temperatures just as Fall was marching in; it seemed we were going to miss that spectacular Fall foliage color once […]

Albemarle Images

The cows of Bleak House Road, how we love them. We walk 3 miles on Bleak House Road with our boys, Brunello and Vino Nobile, nearly every day.   The Garrison’s farm provides us with no end of joy, whether a beautiful sky, a stunning mountain view, birds on the fence, or cows curious about our […]

Albemarle Images

Our dogs and we love our walks along Bleak House Road in Earlysville, located just outside of the urban area of Charlottesville.  It’s easy to revel in the beauty of the Earlysville area and offer up a great big thank you for allowing us the opportunity to have found this glorious spot all those years […]