Sunday, May 31, 2009

Jose and Ed playing

Delightful concert of Spanish bagpipes and guitar on the lawn at the home of my friends.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wong Park playground

Wong Park at Bennett Hill is near downtown and is a popular place for small events.

Friday, May 29, 2009

House on E. Roanoke St.

This house is on a quiet section of E. Roanoke St.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cafe at Champs

A restaurant that has an entrance on Main St. has a patio near the Farmers' Market at Draper Road and W. Roanoke St.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jo's Robin

This robin has set up housekeeping at the home of my friend.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Waterways through town

The development of Blacksburg centered around several creeks. This one is still visible in the center of town.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vegetable garden underway

A classic vegetable garden must have been put in by an experienced gardener.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


The arboretum has a path to allow visitors to enjoy the plantings. It is maintained by volunteers.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Seven Chimneys House

Seven Chinmeys House got its name because it does have that many chimneys. A historic building at the corner of Draper Rd. and Washington St., it is used for town government offices.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Water tanks

Water tanks are located above an older section of town. The second and third tanks were added to increase capacity.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ryan Clark memory house

The Marching Virginians, a Virginia Tech band, is building this home in memory of former band member Ryan Clark. He was killed in the April 2007 tragedy. Other community groups are involved in the construction. It is on Cedar Hill Dr.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Creative arts

Someone added a garden to a stop sign leading on to East Roanoke St. This is at the corner of East Roanoke and Lee sts.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Almost empty alley

An alley way connects Main St. and Draper Road.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Looking east this morning

Trees along the corner of East Roanoke and Fincastle streets.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shop on Main St.

Blacksburg is quiet after Virginia Tech's graduation events. Many students leave the community.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sister City Exhibit

Blacksburg's sister city is San Jose de Bocay in Nicaragua. This is a small exhibit in a building just off Main St.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Virginia Tech commencement day

Blacksburg is a "company town." Today there was a major Virginia Tech event, commencement. It brought lots of traffic and visitors.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

YMCA Community Garden

Families who use the community plots have started to work on their areas, cleaning and getting the soil ready for their gardens. The garden is on East Roanoke St.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ducks on golf course

After several days of rain, the Virginia Tech Golf Course attracted ducks from the nearby Duck Pond and many golfers.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bogan's entrance

The entrance to Bogan's takes customers past real Dogwood trees.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Outdoor cafes are welcoming

Gillie's, a restaurant that has been in Blacksburg for many years, fits outdoor dining along the sidewalk.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Coordinated Town Decor

Blacksburg's downtown has matching bike racks, street lamps, trash containers. Trees take shapes of their own.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Business with international sign

There is a restaurant on Jackson St. with this sign.

Friday, May 8, 2009

A major part of downtown business

Downtown Blacksburg has many restaurants which need supplies.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sidewalk on Draper Road

This is a historic corner along Draper Road. Once it was the site of one of the first schools for girls.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Harding Avenue tree

Harding is a major road to Roanoke. This small tree is next to the former St. Mary's Church which is now a Methodist Education Center.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bicentennial bricks

To celebrate its bicentennial, the town offered the chance to have names permanently in place along a walking trail. The trail goes past sites important it the development of Blacksburg.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Art show banner on Draper Rd.

The banner to promote a show at the Armory Art Gallery.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Corner of Main and College

This corner is at the "heart" of Downtown.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Falling blossoms

Some of the blossoms of this tree at the corner of East Roanoke and Owens streets are in mid-air; many decorate the ground. It was like confetti at a party.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Historic marker on Main St.

A description of the start of Blacksburg is on the historic marker.