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.