Saturday, December 31, 2011


Just how I might feel about the coming new year.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Apartments and businesses

There are apartments and businesses in this building.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


This restaurant serves a variety of cuisines.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blacksburg is quiet

I could stand in the middle of the street. There were no cars or people.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Civil War Sign

Signs to help tourists find the Civil War historic site at the Westview Cemetery, went up last week. And the community is quiet this week.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Looking for a new business

Masonic Lodge building has not found a new business. It is a beautiful building.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Symbols of the season

In my hallway: a snowman doll that plays Marshmallow World, a poinsettia, and a clock. Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Stockings hung by the bookcase

Twas the night before Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday music

Choir rehearsal.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Small stone wall

This tiny wall is on Main St. It seems old-fashioned by the sidewalk next to the lanes of traffic.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Signs by the detour

Don't you just love it. This is by the detour posted Dec. 14.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Window at the post office

The downtown post office has some fascinating architectural details.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Crosses at the Episcopal Church

A small nook for meditation a block from Main St.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Advent wreath

Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent and all the candles were lighted.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Church windows

These windows, I have been told, are by the Tiffany stained glass company.

Friday, December 16, 2011

"Demo" on Main St.

There was a line of demonstrators on Main St. today. They were tough; it was pouring rain and chilly. Santa was among them.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Town is quiet

Community seems to be winding down for a quiet holiday.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Roanoke St. Closed

It appears that new traffic signals will be installed. Right now there is no traffic signal...but the intersection is closed.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Just before a meeting

A group was about to sit down for a serious meeting.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Community Band

It takes the performers--singers and band--and the technical crew to carry the audience along for a holiday concert.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Main St. with decorations

Main St., including extra Main St., has some holiday decorations.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Master Chorale concert

Life in Blacksburg seemed to return to normal after yesterday. The Master Chorale presented a concert at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Difficult day for community.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas tree shop

This portable shop sells styles of holiday decorations of real trees. It appears on Main St. only for the Christmas season.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Photo display

This display is at a restaurant.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Odd Fellows Hall

The Odd Fellows Hall has been able to add an ADA ramp to allow access. But the ramp appears steep.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Red flag flying

A diving business regularly flies this flag.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New restaurant

This location is hosting a new restaurant. Other restaurants have been in this building.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Still up on blocks

This house has been up on blocks at least since October. That is a car on the street on the other side of the house. The sign on the building says its future use is "coming soon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Building over water

While traveling near Fayetteville, W. Va., I had to admire this skills to build this building. It seems to have been a gas station.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

and a bumper sticker

Every promotion needs a bumper sticker

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Downtown Promo tshirt

Blacksburg has started a new fundraising promotion..."local" tshirts.

Monday, November 28, 2011

anglican church

This is the Angilican Church.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seasonal symbols

Leaves, pumpkins and nuts.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Major entertainment in town

Virginia Tech football team just won the Commonwealth Cup again. This is an older photo but though the game is a part of Blacksburg, it happened in another town. I could watch on television. The score was Va. Tech 38, UVa. 0.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Steps at Huckleberry Trail

There are steps on one side of this bridge over the road.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving symbols

He is a pilgrim; he is a turkey; and he wants to be in the Macy's parade.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Speed limit sign

The whole town seems slower this week. Probably because the holiday is this week.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Veggie Hokie Bird

This Hokie Bird, from the project in which local artists created their styles for the Virginia Tech mascot, is in Kent Square.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sky at Floyd

It is a sculpture of a bovine creature on the left, not a real animal.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bakery near Floyd

Traveled to the nearby town of Floyd for lunch and bread.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Baton twirler

Halftime show at the Virginia Tech game featured the Marching Virginians. Temperature during the game was about 32 F. My friends want to get this woman a coat.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Darius Rucker sings

Singer Darius Rucker sang the National Anthem before a Virginia Tech football game tonight.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Trees at old school site

This was the site of the Blacksburg High School which was demolished in the summer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vegetables, last month

Kentland Farm has a lot of different kinds of work.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Roses from the University

Virginia Tech had a celebration this weekend and this was the center piece at a meal.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


It was not much, but it was real snow--first of this winter.

Saturday, November 12, 2011