Thursday, April 30, 2009

Red bud

A symbol of spring.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Harding Avenue Elementary School

Harding Elementary school, built on the site of a school from the era of segregation, was designed with open classrooms.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spout Spring House

One of the historic homes of Blacksburg's 16 blocks. It is on Wharton Street.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Moe's at Main St. and College Ave.

A newer restaurant at what is probably the center of downtown, the corner of Main St. and College Ave.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Periwinkle on Fincastle Dr.

Spring periwinkle at a home on Fincastle Dr.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hokie House

A restaurant on the extra Main St. street features Virginia Tech colors and themes.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bridge next to the road

Along a narrow, winding road just outside Blacksburg heading toward Roanoke, there must have been an older road. That older road must have needed this bridge. The leaves have been there since Fall, but the redbud is blooming as it does every Spring.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Business on extra street

Raines Realty is a businesses located on the extra leg of Main St.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Side street off Main St.

Along Main St. at the corner of College Ave., there is another street...on the left in the photograph. The street is about a block long and it ends at Main St. It is a remnant of a street from the time when there was a building in the middle of what is now Main St. Just interesting downtown.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Watching me

Across Prices Fork Road from Kipps school.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weeping Cherry tree on Mason Dr.

Yes, signs of spring are everywhere in Blacksburg.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sun on Brush Mt.

A view of Brush Mountain from Highland Circle.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Huckleberry Trail

Hiking and biking trail attracts people in all kinds of weather. In good weather, it seems crowded.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Up to Draper Road

The road was once named Water St. because one of the streams flowed near it. A small stream is still near the bottom of the steps.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Remembrance Memorial

The Remembrance Memorial, located in front of Burruss Hall, honors the tragedy that happened April 16, 2007.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In front of Armory Art Gallery

A nice place to watch the downtown after seeing an exhibit at the Armory Art Gallery

Monday, April 13, 2009

Moore Farm barn

Different textures seems to be the result of trying to provide maintenance for this barn. It is located on Prices Fork Road.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wesleyan Community Church

The church is on South Main St., a four-lane street, and the flowers are part of the median. But it can look as if the daffodils are in the church's front yard.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Post Office on Main St.

Flowers by the post office

Friday, April 10, 2009

Just about to bloom

If the weather stays warm, there will be blossoms.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sharkey's dooway

Stained glass above the entrance to a Main St. restaurant, Sharkey's, depicts the name.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Restaurant on Main St.

A great restaurant on Main St.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

First and Main

The new mall is on South Main St.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

International Students sponsor fair

The Virginia Tech International student organizations provide a grand fair and many people come to see the exhibits.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Office on Jackson St.

Part of renovation somtimes is to change the purpose of a building. This is another house that is now an office building.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Near Pandapas Pond

Pandapas Pond is a popular park with many trails.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Not a new lake

Many years ago there was a motel on South Main St. named Lake Terrace. The name probably was because it was behind a small lake. The motel is gone and this has replaced the lake.