Friday, December 31, 2010

Delivery trucks still working

At lunch time, the delivery trucks were working. There will be parties tonight.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Tomorrow, the old year will be rung out softly.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ornaments in bowl

Holiday decorations

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


View towards downtown along Harding Ave.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Last night, this laser was in Blacksburg. It is a "fix-it-up" laser that needs some refurbishing, but will be used to create holograms.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Holiday with snow

Part of the community parks and recreation.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Almost the holiday

Holiday decorations at Greenbriar Resort.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Theatre at Barter

Barter, the State Theatre of Virginia, is magnificent professional theatre. It had two holiday shows. We went to see "A Tuna Christmas," at Stage II.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Old stairs

On Turner St.

Monday, December 20, 2010

St. Mary's Church in the snow

As the holiday season gets closer, the churches have more activities.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Observatory in snow

It seems a clear night to be looking at the stars from this observatory.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Catawba Valley barn

Classic barn in Catawba Valley.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Snow tends to make me stay in front of a glowing computer screen.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Conductor signals

Amtrak continues.

Monday, December 13, 2010


It appears that there is a home at the end of this footbridge.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Eisenhower visited Greenbrier

The Greenbrier Resort honors its famous visitors.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

North Pole Office Party

Sweet Adelines present a holiday show featuring barbershop-style four part harmony.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hotel hallway

Hallway of the Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Building block shapes

The power plant on the Virginia Tech campus appeared as building blocks.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


A friend headed off on Amtrak. It was cold; the station was unpersoned; the train was two hours late. But the 800 number provide information; the train people were absolutely wonderful; the town was welcoming to strangers. It was a grand experience!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Beauty Business

Many kinds of businesses make up a community.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mediterranian meal

Bitter cold here in Blacksburg....but I went out to dinner.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

First Snow

Winter arrived yesterday afternoon.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Parade supporters were from this house

Last night when the Holiday parade passed this greek-organization house, a group of young men and women in front of this house cheered so enthusiastically they made the parade workers feel as it if was worthwhile. This morning I went back to get the photo, before the snow.

Friday, December 3, 2010

In the parade

'Twas the first time I was riding on a float in a parade looking out at the crowd watching the Holiday Lights parade.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Log house

Lovely home on a busy street, Toms Creek Road near Prices Fork Road.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

'Tis the snowy season

The restaurant, Our Daily Bread, has decorated its windows for the season.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Along the valley

Between the beautiful mountains are beautiful valleys. I love them all. This is the new Eastern Montgomery Elementary School, nestled in the valley.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Neon art

Art that is in my home.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Changing sides

Early this morning, Main St. traffic flow changed sides. The two-way Main St. moved across the street. The rest of the day, gigantic shovels removed the old lanes.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Another restaurant

International cuisine is part of the community.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Roanoke railroad station

A symbol of Roanoke: train station.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dinner table

Ready for the Thanksgiving dinner.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fire Plug

All the hydrants have chains, now.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Farmers' Market

Kind of dismal, rainy day at the Farmer's Market.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Radio station

Radio stations don't need fancy buildings, it seems.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bluefield, W. Va.

Traveling along the New River took me to Bluefield, W. Va. (not so far from Blacksburg) which was the home of mathematician John Nash.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Once a bridge was needed

Following the New River heading towards West Virginia, we passed a place where once a bridge was needed.

Friday, November 19, 2010

River Bend Golf Course

Championship golf course along the New River

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Near Glen Lynn power plant

Along the New River from the train tracks.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Celanese Plant

The Celco Plant in Narrows, is along the New River. It began operations in 1939. It produces cellulose acetate, flake, filament, and tow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Eggleston Scene

Standard scene in Eggleston.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cambria business district

This circa 1910 building was, at different times, a drug store, grocery, medical doctor's office and a 12-bed hospital, the Do-Drop Inn restaurant, a meeting hall, and apartments. It is again a business, creating advertising posters and banners.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Extra St progress

Construction of the redesign continues and the Extra Main St. seems to be taking shape.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Luster's gravestone at Westview

On the tour of Confederate Soldier graves at a Blacksburg cemetery, the guide noted the headstone of Luster. After the Civil War ended, he returned to Blacksburg and, as one of his enterprises, operated a toll road. The road was named Luster's Gate which is still a major community.