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Enjoying water sports around Charlottesville

Enjoying Water Sports Around Charlottesville There are wonderful spots for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting for enjoying water sports around Charlottesville and the surrounding area, primarily on the Rivanna River or James River.   From VisitCharlottesville.org, “The beautiful and gentle Rivanna River flows through Albemarle and Fluvanna counties as well as the City of Charlottesville. Named […]

Kayaking the Rivanna River

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 time kayaking the Rivanna River.   Several years ago, the place we now put in off of Reas Ford Rd was a mess of […]

Virginia Green – top state-based green tourism program in the US

Virginia Green Travel Alliance and the Charlottesville Area If you are traveling in Virginia, you should check out the Virginia Green Travel Alliance.  Their byline is “Helping to take Green Tourism in Virginia to the next level”, and their mission is to advance the objectives the Virginia Green program.  Virginia Green is a network of tourism-related […]

Crepe Myrtles in July

Charlottesville Area Beauty: Crepe Myrtles in Earlysville Area of Albemarle County 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 […]

How to have a vegetable garden when the light is all wrong in your back yard.

Yes, you can still have a vegetable garden when the light is all wrong in your back yard.  Plant in the front yard!  You may be thinking that a front yard vegetable garden will be unsightly, or perhaps you live with a Homeowners Association which prohibits vegetable gardens in the front yard.  Trust me, you […]

End of Season Gardening in Charlottesville

End of Season Gardening in Charlottesville, or… Planning for a Fall (and maybe Winter) Harvest I’m usually up early, and once I’ve fed the animals, have tended to email, have checked my calendar,  and have taken a look at the current real estate listings (what’s new to the market, dropped in price, gone under contract/sold), I settle in with […]