Thursday, December 31, 2009

New year's eve tradition

Just one of the many different kinds of traditions to welcome the new year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Stone masons working

This house, on Progress St., is next to one of the waterways that were important in the development of the town. Stonemasons were working in very cold temperatures.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Farmers' Market

The newly designed Market Square has opened with a few of the local farmers offering special items.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter Skyline

Looking across Blacksburg, with Virginia Tech, on a cold winter day.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bagpipe Tradition

A tradition of piping holiday songs at the home of friends is continued by this piper.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Community Holiday Tree

The same tree has been used for a long time.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Main St. at night again

Some of the lights in town.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Armory Art Gallery banner

The banners heralding shows are always artistic too.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Greenhouse and Snow

Is this what winter feels like?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Theatre 101 from the mall

Looking at the new theatre 101 on the Virginia Tech campus.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Overnight, more snow

There was more snow through the night, but it has stopped now. I guess I am looking for a Christmas photo.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Snowstorm starts

The snow started about 1:30 p.m. and seemed to accumulate fast. The forecast is for 12 inches. This is not normal Blacksburg weather.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ol' McDonald Had a Farm

True, Blacksburg has a McDonald Farms.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stores along Main St.

Shops along Main St. are diverse.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's not easy being green.

This smiling face is at the Blacksburg Motor Co.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lyric at evening

The Greek tragedy and comedy masks on the top of the Lyric are reproductions of those that were lost. Efforts to find the original have not been successful.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Community Band and Strings show

Still the weekend for holiday shows. Today there was a performance by the Blacksburg Community Band and the Community Strings.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday Musical Show

The Sweet Adeline chorus is rehearsing for a holiday show...the Grinch is ready to make his entrance.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Clear, cold day downtown

The sky is clear and it is very cold for Blacksburg, about 30 F.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Poinsettias on a new box

Just a floral arrangement on a box that arrived today.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Main St. at night

Trying to get some reflection of the lights on the rain-covered Main St.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Downtown business

The Downtown Merchants are encouraging shoppers to come to the downtown.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Off Jackson St.

Many different businesses have been located in this building Currently, the occupant is a place of spiritual fellowship.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Clay Court Condos

Condos on Main St., next to the former Middle School.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuba Band

The tuba band played at the Winter Lights event in downtown.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Art Gallery, winter lights

The gallery, Art Pannonia, participated in the Winter Lights with an opening of works by an admired local artist.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Controversial Building

The old Middle School, which was the old High School years ago, will again change. Yesterday the school board agreed it was finished with using the building as a school. However what will happen to it is still undecided.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Patio at Blacksburg Motor Co.

Perhaps the patio can be used for meetings, too

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Darwin Anniversary Show

A special show at a Virginia Tech art gallery observing the Darwin anniversary.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Skyline, wintry day

From the back of the businesses on Jackson St.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sidewalk art

Sidewalk art is everywhere; this art is in the cement repairing a sidewalk by Bollo's.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Two bus stops, Patrick Henry Dr.

These two bus stops, for different directions, are on Patrick Henry Dr.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Show at Taubman

A small scene from one of the shows that opened last week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

National Holiday

For Thanksgiving, the flags.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quiet Main St.

Looking up the hill along Main St. with the parallel road to the right. The parallel road is on the town map and it is Main St. It must be considered just another lane for traffic.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Windows at the Taubman

The window at the Taubman Art Gallery in Roanoke, is its architectural feature. This view is the inside of the lobby. The stairs, on the left and reflected in the window, make the viewer think of a southwest Virginia mountain stream.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Designer Bench

The simple lines are creating a well-used bench by one of the local coffee shops.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Book Signing at Library

The book "Izzy's Fire" is used in some schools to help students understand the Holocaust. The library hosted at talk by the author.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fly-over Lane Stadium

Last home football game of this season was ideal weather. Again, there was a flyover of military planes during the playing of the National Anthem. The timing was perfect; the planes and the music create a dramatic moment.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Newspaper box

Boxes for different publications such as newspaper or real estate publications, are lined up together on College Ave. This is the one most creatively decorated.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Restaurant called Abella Cafe

Abella Cafe is a pizza restaurant located on Draper Ave. The restaurant is below a parking lot and the entrance is part of its charm. It managed to make its entrance accessible even in its lower level location.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Clouds or fog

The clouds were hanging low over Main St.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New route for Blacksburg Transit

Blacksburg Transit provides a vital service to the community. Extending its routes to Christiansburg has been a major effort by both towns. Today this bus was parked by the offices.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hokie House

This has been part of the downtown landscape for decades. Cooks Clean Center and Hokie House provide services that many of us use.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tree in cemetery

Westview Cemetery is near the downtown part of Blacksburg.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Windows to promote Downtown Merchants

Some of the downtown merchants display their products in this window.

Friday, November 13, 2009

College Ave. from Henderson Lawn

A view along the lawn where concerts are held in the summer.

Thursday, November 12, 2009