Monday, December 31, 2012

End of the year sunset

Sunset by Blacksburg branch of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional library.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Appalachia scene

The barn is part of the Robinson farm.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mural on Main St.

The Exhale mural in front of one of the restaurants, Ceratano's.

Friday, December 28, 2012


At Wong Park

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Huckleberry Trail

Start of the Huckleberry Trail.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas tree

The community holiday tree appears to be in the middle of downtown

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Today is the feast day.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ready for holiday

Somehow it seemed this creature was ready for the Christmas holiday

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Remodeling home

The remodeling is going slowly but steadily.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Art Center

The art center, under construction, viewed from the Virginia Tech mall side. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Old church building

The old church building is still in use.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Path along fields

The fields are in one of Virginia Tech's research areas.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

For the holiday

The street lights sport a holiday halo.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Information in the bricks

Community information abounds in the bricks at Wong Park.

Monday, December 17, 2012

By Smithfield house

Smithfield Plantation depicts life in the early days of Blacksburg.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Business signs

Signs along a section of Draper Road.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Wine shop

A winery located nearby has a shop in downtown, too.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Walking path

Many neighborhoods are connected by walking paths.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cold evening

After an event on a cold winter evening, (cold for Blacksburg)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Another mural

A mural behind Ceratanos restaurant.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wall in downtown

It can double as bench for viewing Main St. traffic.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tuba concert

Yes, the holiday season is officially started.  The tuba concert attracted a major crowd at Market Square. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Quiet lobby

The time of the year is not winter yet, but cool weather.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Walking out of rehearsal

The sidewalk out of St. Mary's Catholic Church after Christmas choir rehearsal.  Beautiful evening; clear skies; winter night; great practice of Christmas songs.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday decorations

Decorations are up on Main St.  The main event will be Friday when there will be a parade and celebration downtown.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Richmond Times Dispatch

Traveled to Richmond for a meeting at the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Architecture seems to blend modern with the old.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

College Ave.

The re-doing of College Ave. is still underway.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter Day

Beautiful winter day.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Post Office as community

My goodness:  this seemed like a different era.  Today Blacksburg thanked a retiring postal worker.  Her friends were invited to a reception.

Was there a time when the post office was a gathering place for the community?   It was here in Blacksburg.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Barter theatre

Was lucky to again enjoy a delightful show at Virginia's state theatre at Abingdon, Barter Theatre.  This is one of the sculptures across from Barter Theatre.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

House on Knob Hill Dr.

Seems a house that was designed for its residents.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Street Art Area

Some of the street artists' work.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Only a little work

It does not seem visible if there has been work on the two Habitat for Humanity "blitz" houses.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blacksburg has football

'Twas exciting and cold.  Two state teams played for the Commonwealth Cup.  The temperatures were low, very low.  The game went to the last four seconds.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mural work continues

The artist was working today.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Part of dinner

Thanksgiving dinner has many parts.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On a corner

A corner lot.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DMV2Go in town

The Department of Motor Vehicles brings its services to communities in this van.  Individuals were waiting for a turn to take advantage of this service.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lines and stairs

Just lines at a staircase leading down to Main St.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

4-H Youth Development

4-H held Achievement Night to honor the work all the members and leaders have done.  Club presidents showed videos of the clubs' activities to an audience of community members.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Game was televised

Football game today.  This photo is from Lane stadium last week but there must have been a similar shot at Boston today.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Trunk show for the community

Optometrist Steve Jacobs offered the community a chance to be involved in organizations that help families by making available a "trunk" show of eye wear while learning about the organizations NRV Cares and the Valley Interfaith Child Care Center.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Art Center

The Art Center, which looks like a white block in the center, is a dominant feature of the Main St. skyline.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Technical rehearsal

The students were in the midst of a technical rehearsal at Virginia Tech's Blackbox theatre.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Always has American flag

Kroger's always has the American flag flying.