Friday, June 29, 2012

College Avenue redo

Work to create a promenade along College Avenue started.  There will be wider sidewalks and narrower roadways.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


This business is on the extra Main St.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Home of a gardener

Every year, the landscaping around this home is abundant.  It is half a block from downtown Main St.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer flowers

Weather has been lovely and the potted plants are thriving.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Mountain Lake

The water level at Mountain Lake remains low but it is still beautiful.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Parking spaces?

The original lines of this part of the extra Main St. are sort of visible.  The lighter, white pavement near the Cook's Clean Center sign used to be parking spaces for patrons.  Patrons could drive up Main St. and pull into the business.  Now there is a larger walk way and the 10-minute parking spaces.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quilt festival

The Blue Ridge Quilt Festival featured quilts, wearables and art quilts.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

wdbj channel 7 news item

Roanoke television station did a live promotion of Crimper's Climbing Gym.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Baptist Church

The Baptist Church has been a part of the downtown.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Foggy morning

Downtown is out there.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Back of Sharkey's

Sharkey's is a wonderful restaurant.  I especially like it during football season.  This is a view from behind Main St.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Commencement weekend at Va. Tech

True these are old photos....but the day Michelle Obama was in Blacksburg, the mailbox disappeared.  The next day it reappeared.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Concert on Henderson Lawn

The summer concert series is a grand part of summer in this community.  Gerry Timlin is one of the performers.  He always is aware of the camera pointed at him in the middle of a performance.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


Flag day.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Edited sign

Signs fascinate me.  Someone edited this one.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Web in another of my worlds

This began to look like a web being created on Main St.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Web in my world

Some spider worked hard.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Music at the Gala

Hahn Horticulture Garden Gala featured music, good food, and drink, all designed to encourage patrons to raise funds for the garden.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Branch among trees

Many green areas in the community.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Today was an especially beautiful day starting with the sunrise through the trees.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Alas, no live view of Venus

Alas, the telescope was the center of attention because it was too cloudy for the crowd of people who wanted to use it to see Venus cross the sun.  The Virginia Tech department of physics offered a good view from webcams in the Hahn Hall North auditorium.  Thank you.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Main St. is visible from these apartments where a laundry line is in use.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stadium Woods

The future of Stadium Woods, on the Virginia Tech campus, is being decided on amidst pleas to leave it as it is.  It is near the university's sports complex, apartments, and a walking path.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Community is quiet

The extra Main St. as well as Main St. is almost empty.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Second mural

The painting of the second mural at the Farmers' Market is underway.  The painter said five are planned.