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.