Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

The pillars on the Virginia Tech War Memorial symbolize virtues including duty and service. This is sacrifice.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Summer Arts Festival

The Arts Festival, featuring a lot of guest artists as well as local stars, starts next week.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Farmers Market merchants are sheltered under these rafters.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Circle in sidewalk

The circle is by the community library.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Delivery Truck

Deliveries being made.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Y Thrift Shop

The Y Thrift Shop has bargains, every day.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thomas Conner House

Historic building on Draper Road. A story written in 1976 in the local newspaper, the News Messenger, said the house had been built for $10,000 in 1882.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Some symbols of Blacksburg

Street lights and flower baskets along Main St. and at the Farmers Market

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Reading at bookstore

A bookstore hosted a reading by Fred First. One of his books, "Slow Road Home" he describes as a "field trip through time and place." The place is his beloved Blue Ridge Mountains.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Community Safety Festival

The Via College of Osteopathic Medicine tried to have a festival to showcase the community's safety organizations. However a major thunderstorm forced all the visitors to run for cover.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pink Bike

A bicycle near the Farmer's Market.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Music among the flowers

The Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty organization celebrated the beauty of the Hahn Garden with music by the Jugbusters.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Plants in the window

The plants seem to be thriving in a business building stairway.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A row of signs

The designers coordinated the signs in this strip mall.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Places for Rest

Seems a welcoming community when people are invited to sit and watch.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

On Virginia Tech Drillfield

Lots of action in the community because of graduation.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Pharmacy building

One of the local businesses has moved up Main St. to a new building.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Golf lesson

Golf pro at Virginia Tech's course demonstrates during a lesson

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


In past years there were working farms in this part of the community.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Virginia Tech chapel

A program on April 16 at the Virginia Tech chapel.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Clearing trees

Cleaning up after weather damage.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Winding Road ends

This is an area where condos are planned. It is near the airport.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Clouds over the first tee

Golf season is getting started.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Raines Real Estate Office

Raines Real Estate has an office in this former family home on North Main St.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Duck Pond in spring

Trees by the Duck Pone are just turning green.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hiking trails

Sky is overcast and the trail solitary.

Monday, May 3, 2010


The hillside part of the cemetery has some old grave markers

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Part of Westview Cemetery

From the hillside of the cemetery looking across E. Roanoke St.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Entrance to hiking trail

The orange marker was to caution hikers about landscape work along the trail.