Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Traffic on Main St.

It can be crowded on the streets of Blacksburg.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Henderson Lawn

The grassy area at the corner of Main St. and College Ave. is popular for many activities.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Experiment in mobile home park

Decades ago, Blacksburg created a mobile home park. It is still here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Classic Downtown Alley

People walking can use this alley to get from Draper Road to Main St.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Johnny Appleseed tree

The gardeners note that they got this tree from one descended from a tree planted by the legendary "Johnny Appleseed."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Action on the Virginia Tech Golf Course

Two players at the Virginia Tech Course.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Duck Pond is muddy

Maybe because it has been raining a lot, the Duck Pond, a landmark here, is very muddy. Then again, it is usually muddy.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Deer on my street again

The deer have been fascinating because they are so close to my home and let me get so close.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Summer Storm

Today Blacksburg celebrated the longest day of the year. The weather was both stormy and sunny.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Concert on the Drillfield

On a beautiful Friday evening, a nice crowd came to the Virginia Tech drillfield to enjoy a concert by No Strings Attached. There is a show every Friday evening during the summer.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Rain every day

Golf carts in the rain; no one on the course. It continues to rain every day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Barbershop harmony

Sweet Adelines, a local singing group, is doing a show with the Virginia Gentlemen, a Roanoke singing group. There was a rehearsal last night.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A spring in a landscape design

A lovely spring in a garden by a home. The homeowners built it and nestled it in the landscape.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wong Park

This area below Wong Park is designed to provide a drainage basin. Zoning ordinances require it. It has rained every day for many days. It probably has more water in it than when the photo was taken. I will go and look tomorrow.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Action on Progress St.

There was a building here; now there is a lot of action by excavators. Probably there will be another building.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Scenic yard

A scene near Grissom Lane

Friday, June 12, 2009

Deer on my street

It was very foggy this morning after a night of storms, this creature was within a few feet of my home.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fish sellers on Progress St.

These fish sellers come to Blacksburg every Thursday and set up shop from their truck. Every Thursday I find myself singing the sad Irish ballad "Sweet Molly Malone" about the fishmonger from Dublin, Ireland.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Native Plant Garden on Franklin Dr.

A group of people interested in native plants organized a tour of this garden.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Nellies Cave Road Park

A lot of recreation league teams as well as "pick-up" games are played at this small park.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Crumbling Wall

This kind of stone was used in walls throughout the community. Perhaps the owner will repair it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blueglass--for real

The porch is filled with antiques for atmosphere, but the music was today and real.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Scene in the Arboretum

The Arboretum, created in 1994, is a beautiful place for walks.

Friday, June 5, 2009

First Friday by Post Office

This valiant group has been active for a long time.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Deer on Piedmont St.

I get to see these creatures many mornings.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Foggy morning on E. Roanoke St.

Early this morning, the fog was still low.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Downtown Parking

From the cafe at Champs to a Virginia Tech office building through a parking lot embraces three parts of Blacksburg--the bars, the university, a no place to park?

Monday, June 1, 2009

House on Piedmont St.

It looks as if the residents added a wing to this home. It is a small home.