Earlysville Oak

IMG_9239This centuries-old oak near the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport in Earlysville stands just a few hundred yards off the southern end of the runway.


IMG_7911Daffodils naturalized at the base of the old tree are a harbinger of Spring.

IMG_9246The rounded lobes of the leaves indicate this is a white oak.


IMG_1221For nearly a century and a half the old oak shared the ridge with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

IMG_9243In April, the wildflowers in the meadow surrounding the oak begin to bloom.

IMG_3284The oak as seen from aircraft on final at CHO.

IMG_7916 - Version 3A rare self-portrait.



Historical Photo Series


Beginning in April, CHIL (Charlottesville Historical Image Library) will be hosting a monthly series of photo presentations featuring many vintage photographs of Charlottesville and sharing the history behind the images.

Following several slideshow presentations we did during 2012 and our recent series of the well-received “Roseberry’s Charlottesville” we are assembling new presentations on various aspects of Charlottesville’s history, culture, and cityscape.

East Main St.

The monthly series will be held on the second Thursday of each month at C’ville Coffee, just off McIntire Road. This comfortable and casual venue will allow attendees to enjoy great food and drinks while viewing and discussing a wide array of classic C’ville images.

C’ville Coffee is the same location where we showed “Roseberry’s Charlottesville” in January. The owner, Toan Nguyen, has a well-deserved reputation for supporting local arts and culture here in Charlottesville.  A nominal fee will be charged for these events to support the work of CHIL. We hope you will join us!

Check back here for more information about upcoming shows and mark your calendar for the photo presentation on April 11th.