Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hooptie Mobiles

The Hooptie Mobile offers transportation especially for parties--such as will be held on New Year's Eve.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Quiet winter hill

Prices Fork Road is less than half a mile from this old field.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Power Plant from Stanger

A power plant has been at this site for a long time.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Another kind of holiday decoration

One holiday tradition is to drive past the homes with holiday lights.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A house up the street

Holiday lights are still shining.

Friday, December 26, 2008

On Main Street

Holiday lights are visible from the road into town.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Advent candles

The front yard of a home on Fincastle Dr. has these advent candles every year.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hillside Landscape

The Blacksburg Hill Golf Course is empty and the town is quiet.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Smithfield Plantation View

Parallel horizontal and vertical lines fill the view from the Smithfield Plantation House.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter tree

First day of winter in Blacksburg is cold, windy, and clear.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tower at Communication company building

Many of these towers fill the landscape in the community.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Gazebo at the Duck Pond

The Duck Pond has a different beauty in every kind of weather including foggy and rainy.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Horse Farm

They were smiling, posing for the photograph.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bus stop shelter at Windsor Hills

This bus stop shelter is designed so those waiting can see if the bus is coming.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rock at Whitethorne

This rock is near the New River at Whitethorne.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Power scooter

Transportation is what you are willing and able to do.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Greenhouse near Smithfield

Lights glow from inside a greenhouse near Smithfield Plantation.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New River

At the boat ramp into the New River at Whitethorne.

Friday, December 12, 2008

From the golf course

Looking across the valley toward Paris Mountain on a clear cold day.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


The historic building, Solitude, on a rainy day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bus stop shelter at Strubbles Crossing

There are many styles of architecture among the bus stop shelters

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Different Fences

Three styles of fences surround the historic Smithfield Plantation home.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Crossing Prices Fork Road

They seem to be watching the traffic.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Along Southgate Dr.

A cold, winter day with beautiful blue sky.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Front yard on Clay Street

Art is tucked away on many Blacksburg streets.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mountains from Clay St.

It is beautiful, clear, and cold.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


The walking path called the Huckleberry, a "rails to trails" project, crosses Southgate Road on this bridge.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

McDonald's Mill

The road through Catawba Valley, where the mill is located, was once the main route between Blacksburg and Roanoke.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bicentennial mural

Several artists created this mural on a building that still houses a photography business.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hoge Pasture

The pasture is on a hill across Graves Ave. from the town golf course.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hokie Express

Blacksburg Transit uses this for a special route.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lane Stadium

Commonwealth Classic football game, University of Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

Friday, November 28, 2008

Bill Brown Stadium

School sports have been played here for many years but these sports may be moved to another site.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Clay Street Water Tank

This town structure serves many purposes and, to me, looks like an old-fashioned hatbox.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Still a Dismal Day

A view of the working buildings at Kentland, the Virginia Tech Research Farm

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Art on Draper Road

Metal flowers on Draper Road still wear the pom-poms of a football game

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Family Cemetery

Though Kentland is the Virginia Tech Research Farm, it was a family home for generations.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Too incongruous

It is bitter cold. Plastic plants seem just not right.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Home on hill

Homes come in all shapes and sizes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Historic Farm Structure at Kentland

Work to restore this historic building has been halted. On a cold, blustery day, its past almost seemed visible in the frame protecting the original structure.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Kentland Farm

Patterns of color seem to appear in research plots.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Crumbling Barn

A relic of a time when farming was a vital part of the economy in the valley between Roanoke and Blacksburg.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Development on Prices Fork Road

Parallel lines in high level work.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Bicentennial banner

The bicentennial logo was one of the first stylized versions of the historic 16 blocks.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blue Ridge Mountains

Clouds were low in the mountains today.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Extreme Makeover Home

This home was created by the television program Extreme Makeover.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This amphitheater is near buildings where there are many people who enjoy concerts.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Astronomy observatory

Virginia Tech students use the telescope in this facility.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dinosaur Footprints

There is an exhibit of dinosaur footprints in the Virginia Tech Museum, too.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dinosaur in Museum

This 22-foot long Allosaurus Fragilis is in the Virginia Tech GeoSciences Museum. The Allosaurus was the largest carnivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic Period.