2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Farm to Fork: Local food in Virginia

The Piedmont Environmental Council heads up the Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign in Charlottesville and other parts of Virginia. I’m a huge fan of PEC’s work in this area, not only because I work for them, but because they are really working to bring Charlottesville together through something that is important to us all when it comes to health and environmental conservation: food.

I created the video below to feature a farm and a restaurant that are apart of the Buy Fresh Buy Local guides. Hope you enjoy, and learn more about PEC’s work and local farms/restaurants in Virginia at http://www.buylocalvirginia.org.

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2 videos vs. katherine

A lovely bunch of flowers picked by the lovely Holly Hammond of Whisper Hill farm; Rapidan, VA.

I’m in the midst of working on my practicum (read: final project) for my fellowship with Piedmont Environmental Council of Virginia. The project: make a video featuring local farms and linking them to the general public through their stories as well as through the restaurants/CSAs they serve.

Awesome.

The problem: I decided to make two videos. At once. in the span of 2.5 weeks.

Let’s see how this pans out!

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surprise!

This photo of my neice Emma is just too good to be true. Had to share it with the interwebs– taken by either my father or brother in law? Awesome, either way.

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Fellows Brave the Big City

The PEC fellows took a bit of a field trip to DC to learn about smart growth and development. It was really interesting and got me thinking about city/community planning, which I’ve never really given much attention to before. Anyway, I didn’t want to lug my camera around the city, so decided to give the new iPhone a go:

Ruby Reds

Headed to the big city

Art!

Heads in the sand

Gamez.

Tower

Peter!

Danielle!

Over there

I’m le tired.

I’m le bored.

NOMA’s historic district

Climbing

Work1

work2

work3

work4

Shhhhh!

METROpolis

Ruby reds take 2

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intelligence in a phone.

Train

So, I broke down. Gave up my janky, super ghetto flip phone and joined the ranks of my technologically savvy friends and family. Ladies and gentlemen, I have an iPhone. I’ve been very impressed with it– well, intimidated is the better word right now, cause it’s kicking my butt- haha. BUT, I’m excited about the quality of the camera on the phone! I downloaded an app that Miss Caitlyn Greene told me about that lets you play with different effects in your photos, and the photo above is the first picture I took with my brand new iPhone– lady waiting for a train to pass in downtown Charlottesville 🙂

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hello summer

Ivy Creek overlook, Skyline Drive; VA, 2011.

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Keep the ban.

A video that I worked on through Southern Environmental Law Center and Piedmont Environmental Council. Please learn more at http://www.KeepTheBan.org

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emma’s bath time

I got to spend last night with my sister and my 2 month (almost) old niece, Emma. It was wonderful– and she loves her bath time!

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bee-roll

A bee enjoys some hyacinth nectar at Bright Meadows Vineyard in Nathalie, VA.

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