Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wildflowers and new construction

New construction beyond the wildflowers.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Virginia Tech LumenHaus Wins

Virginia Tech's entry in the Solar Decathlon Europe won overall first place. The competition was in Madrid. The entry, LumenHaus was displayed here last August. Its website is:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Flowers and the historic tree

Some of the flowers and trees at the center of town. The historic sycamore is visible in the center by the storm clouds.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Historic tree

The historic sycamore tree is still up as of today.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Soccer Fans

Local sports bars offered patrons the chance to watch the US team play.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Old House

There are many neighborhoods. This is in an older section of Blacksburg.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Site of the roundabout

This is the space shown in the sign. The blue-green awnings of the Bike Barn are in the architect's rendering.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Main Street traffic moved

Traffic on Main St. will be changed for a while. Yesterday, two lanes were closed, moving two-way traffic to the other side. And the extra part of Main St. is again closed. One feels sorry for the businesses there.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


A tiger-lily display in a front yard.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Center for the Arts

A ceremony with visiting government officials, launched Virginia Tech's new building for the arts.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Marvelous actresses portrayed the Delany sisters in the play "Having Our Say." It was Smithfield Plantation's production for Juneteenth and was staged on the lawn at the historic home.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beach front on Main St.

To celebrate the Solstice, Downtown Blacksburg offers a festival including this beach front at Cabo Fish Taco restaurant.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

At Pandapas Pond

Pandapas Pond has several different hiking trails.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


At the Corporate Research Center where I was practicing shutter speeds.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Another remodeling to make lofts

Downtown living seems to be growing in popularity. Another building is being remodeled into lofts.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Art Gallery sign

This art gallery is on Main St.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Panjammers under tent

Panjammers is a steel drum band with a sound that is perfect for the Hahn Horticulture Garden Tropical Paradise Gala. The rain kept the band under its tent and the audience under another tent.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Restaurant

A new restaurant opened here at the corner of Main St and Giles Road.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gerry Timlin, Irish singer

The Summer Arts Festival opened with a performance by an Irish folk singer. It was a beautiful evening.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Restaurant on Main St.

Some of the downtown Blacksburg restaurants use the old traditional names such as this one.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Old Main St.

Tried a panorama of the extra bit that was the old Main St. before it was straightened.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Moving a piece of art

This morning, a piece of art on Main St. was moved. The movers told me where it was going and I will look for it there. There is a photo of it in place Jan. 30, 2009 in the Blacksburg Daily Photo posts.

Monday, June 7, 2010


The YMCA is providing leadership for sustainability both at the practical and research levels. This antenna is at the Y Offices.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Historic tree

Many in the community have been following reports about the fate of this sycamore tree which has been on Henderson Lawn since the 1880s. It is suffering from a fungal disease and, for safety reason, will be removed.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sleek Black Bike

More bicycles seem to be in use when the weather is pleasant.

Friday, June 4, 2010


Photographer workshop working on a sunset.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Cross Country Route

The route for the cross-country competitions goes through a variety of areas including agriculture, apartment complexes, and by homes.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ladies League

Ladies on the Links season started today.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flags and Tombstones

Different flags are at some of the very old tombstones at the cemetery.