Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring tree

About to burst into bloom.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hiking trails

Popular trail and part of the history of the community. The Pandapas family operated a business that was a vibrant part of the town.

Monday, March 29, 2010

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church

St. Mary's is located on Old Mill Road.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Geological layers?

Blacksburg has many interesting layers of rocks.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blacksburg Town sign

The town sign is visible through a tree ready to burst into bloom.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Site of planned roundabout

A panorama of the intersection where a controversial roundabout is going to be built.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Show at Armory Art Gallery

It took a moment before I saw the horses.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Appalachian Music Masters

The libraries benefited from a concert and forum by the recognized masters of Appalachian music.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Yes, it is spring!

Crocuses at Draper Road by the police station.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Baseball season

It must be spring, baseball season started at English Field at Virginia Tech

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Different textures as the grass begins to have just a touch of green.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

A piper celebrates with the crowd at a Roanoke restaurant after the St. Patrick's Day parade.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Art on Methodist Church

A sculpture on the wall at the Methodist Church.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Rising creeks

A creek flows along the Catawba Valley. The water is usually high at this time of year.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Methodist Church newer building

Another part of the Methodist Church's complex of buildings.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Parking structure

This new parking structure at Virginia Tech is being put together like a "Lincoln Log" kit. Regularly, the massive pieces would arrive by truck (one per truck) and be placed in position by the crane.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Odd Fellows Hall

Blacksburg is restoring this building which dates to 1905. It is to preserve the contributions of the community's African-American citizens.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gilbert Linkous Elementary School

Doors to Gilbert Linkous Elementary School show the school spirit.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

North Main Auto Repair

North Main Auto Repair has always seemed an efficient and effective operation.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Kentland Farm

Kentland is the area for major Virginia Tech agriculture research projects. It also is a conservation project area.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Boxy Building

Business building on East Roanoke St.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

RSO director ready to perform

The concert by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra String Virtuosi included several pieces by the director on the piano.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Grand reception

There was a reception before the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Strings Virtuosi performance.

Friday, March 5, 2010

From the airport toward town

The intersection of Country Club Lane and Airport Road

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Methodist Church older building

The cornerstone of the previous post is in this building which is part of a complex of buildings.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Methodist Church Cornerstone

The cornerstone on one of the Methodist Church buildings seems to show the congregation dates back to the founding of Blacksburg, 1798. This part of the building seems to be dated 1906

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lunch Specials

Seems each restaurant has someone to create the signs in lovely lettering. This was at Bull and Bones

Monday, March 1, 2010

Creek's Passageway

Small attempt at the City Daily Photo theme: Stroubles Creek makes its way through downtown Blacksburg.