Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Work with steel

Work progresses on Crimpers Climbing Gym which will be in the nearby town of Christiansburg.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Another church

A view of the Church of God, on E. Roanoke St. and half a block from Main St. Quite downtown.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Agriculture buildings

Mostly the skyline and agriculture buildings at Virginia Tech.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Conference at Hollins

A couple of speakers get ready for a discussion at the fifth annual Roanoke Writers Conference, held at Hollins University.

Winter rock

Some different textures.

Friday, January 27, 2012

At Dusk

Along Main St. on a winter evening.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Traffic light gets a check

Inside the box that seems to be the control center for the new traffic signal.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Seldom is wildlife visible in my regular routine. There were a lot of these birds, perhaps vultures, in a field near here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gingerbread Man sign

Restaurant named Our Daily Bread has a new gingerbread man sign.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Stray steps

This is visible from the street. This set of bricks seems to be steps. There is no walk or fence, just a set of bricks.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Theatre featuring international theme

A show, "Sounds of Desire," featuring Heather Raffo, gave insights to women in Iraq.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Matrix is a stop on "Round the Mountain," a trail of local art.

Friday, January 20, 2012

View over Westview cemetery

Westview Cemetery is a part of the Civil War Trails.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter day

Shades of gray along Strouble's Creek.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two-town trolley

Just a view along Main St. The two-town-trolley provides service between Blacksburg and Christiansburg.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

House on Willard Dr.

Home in a neighborhood near the Hill Course, the town golf course.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mural by construction

This beautiful mural has all the local high spots. It is by the construction of one of the new Virginia Tech buildings. I wish I could get closer (or that it was farther back from the fence.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daddy's Money building

Through the decades, this building has had many different businesses in it. It is in the middle of the downtown business district, surrounded by restaurants.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

House on Eakin

This house seems much older (and larger) than any of the homes near it.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Daddy's Money was a restaurant

There was a restaurant behind this sign. It has been gone for a long time, but the sign is still on Jackson St.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Farmers' Market arches

Farmers' Market operating on winter hours.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New traffic light

Roanoke St., east and west, has been without its traffic signal for awhile. It isn't operating yet, but it sure looks finished. It matches the signals installed during the remodeling of Main St. They are suspended from the side instead of hung in the middle of the intersection.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tree removed

The final steps in removing a tree in front of a home on Main St: sawing the bottom of the trunk, lifting it and putting it down.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Row of cars

Some old cars seem well maintained in this shelter.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hill Golf course

There was still snow in the sheltered areas of the Hill Course yesterday. Temperatures are in the 60s F today.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Blue sky


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Alley to Main St.

Just the buildings along an alley to Main St.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Birds in a tree

Don't know what kind of birds these are. They seem large.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Play yard

The county school system started classes today.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mural by the Farmers Market

Farmers Market is in the center of downtown. The mural is by Michael St. Germain and Chris Pritchett. St. Germain also did the Strubles Creek mural which is just down Draper from this site.