Henry Rosenbaum pilots his balloon at sunset above Gaskins Road. It is rumored there may have been an engagement this evening between his two passengers.
Thomas Jefferson rode past Deep Run Baptist Church on his way from his home, Monticello, outside Charlottesville to the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg. It has sat along Three Chopt Road on a bluff above the stream for which it is named since 1749. Founded in 1742, it was constructed of beams held together with wooden pegs as an Episcopal chapel seven years later. It has continuously served the community since then — including duty as a hospital for wounded soldiers and meeting site for the Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. It became a Baptist congregation in 1792. Today it also hosts a mission to Brazilians who have recently moved into the area.
The last farm in Short Pump quickly being turned into a high density, European-style community with retail shops on lower levels, office and living space above.
One more image — which I wish I had posted yesterday — of location filming during the 48 Hour Film Festival at the Daily Grind in Short Pump.
Casey Hobgood, far right, reported on the week-long retreat Cambridge church youth have just returned from. Patrick Shamberger and Kevin Stewart, left, talked about housing homeless families at the church in Gayton during the month of August. Jim Riddell, center, moderates.
Derek Eichin on his last two weeks at California Pizza Kitchen in Short Pump before beginning work as an analyst for a major corporation.
Photograph of a Leica M8 taken by our cat Howie with a Canon EOS-1 Mark III.
Clouds build over a beautiful morning at the Daily Grind.
An artist from Cameroon — whose name I unfortunately misplaced — now living in Richmond, discusses his work at the Daily Grind. He went to college in North Dakota. When he arrived, he didn't have socks and was wearing sandals.
The Grind was selected as a location for the prestigious 48 Hour Film Festival, which is in town this weekend. Next Saturday, 7-minute films produced this weekend will be screened at the Byrd Theatre.
Katie in awaiting her Pad Thai at the Tara Thai restaurant in Short Pump Mall.
Curious mare with her foal in a Rockville field. She has the softest, most velvety nose. When I tried to photograph her foal, she would push my arm or face with it. The hoods are to protect their eyes and ears from flies, which were vicious today.
Afternoon on the beach at the foot of the U.S. 301/Potomac River Bridge near Dahlgren, Va.
The view toward Maryland from the beach at the foot of the Potomac River Bridge.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Port Conway, Va., built in 1860, was occupied by Union forces during the War Between the States and used as a hospital and stable.
Frank Stevens, a trustee of Emmanuel church, says it is the most heavily endowed church in Virginia. Over the years wealthy planters along the river donated enough money for it to be cared for in perpetuity. The congregation currently numbers six members.
Sunlight dapples the graveyard beside the church.
James Madison — one of the founding fathers of the United States and its fourth president — was born in a manor house down this lane near Emmanuel church in 1751. He was also the principal author of the U.S. Constitution.