For gardeners, Spring time is like Christmas and your 21st birthday rolled into one. We’re all buzzing around excitedly, stumbling through starting seeds, giving each other knowing nods over a beautiful pepper start, drooling at the thought of the first fresh pea, and buying dizzying amounts of mulch! It’s hard to imagine that just a few weeks ago we were daydreaming our way through the pages of seed catalogs and cursing some late-season snow. During our last bout with the white stuff, Jenny Sioux Hopkins of Big Arms Farm welcomed me into her seed-starting operation in North Garden.
Daffodils, warmer temperatures (well, not this year), the return of the farmers’ market, and fresh asparagus! I had a chance to photograph Edible Blue Ridge‘s cover piece on asparagus this past month, and it was a nice little preview of spring meals to come!
I love that moment when a couple is walking back up the aisle, now wedded. They’ve just sealed it all up with a kiss. Their family and friends all cheering for them. All the anxiety and build up is over, and the fun of the reception (and marriage) is ahead of them. I hope everyone can have (at least) one moment like these.
2nd Street Gallery brings in such an amazing spectrum of art to Charlottesville’s thriving art scene. From legends like Sally Mann, to local heros like Clay Witt, Director Steve Taylor does an amazing job of bringing in talent. Over the past few weeks I had a chance to photograph the gallery a few times surrounding their 40th Anniversary for C-VILLE Weekly.
This group of men is doing great things for Charlottesville. It’s humbling to meet such hardworking, thoughtful people. Read the piece online, or pick up your copy on newsstands today!