Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter table

A group celebrates a United States version of the Easter holiday.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Egg hunt

An Easter egg hunt at the nearby community of Charlottesville.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Methodist Church

In the front of the Methodist Church.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Grocery shopping

Sometimes the mundane of life is lovely.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


These walls are in many places throughout the community.

Monday, March 25, 2013

from the post office building

From the front steps of the downtown post office building.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Still complaining about weather

And, of course, there is not much I can do about the weather except complain.  It is supposed to be spring in Blacksburg.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

One of the treasures

One of the old homes near downtown.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Restaurant is closing

Backstreets said it will close.  It has been a delightful place for dining.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Still Winter, again

The weather is bitter cold.  True, this photo is from a week ago and there is no snow right now.  However, today the temperature barely rose above zero degrees and the forecast is for "wintry mix."  I want spring.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Baptist Ecumenical

The weekly Lenten Ecumenical Service was at the Baptist Church on Main St.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Still Definitely Winter

Yesterday, it was still winter with some snow and freezing rain. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Not spring, yet

It is ice and snow today. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The weather yesterday was perfect for the parade to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Today, the Catholic church feast day of St. Patrick, it is cold, foggy, rainy.   The traditional meal of corned-beef and cabbage is perfect.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patrick's Day parade

True, St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, but Roanoke celebrated with a parade and music today.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Icy fountain

It was cold enough for ice at the Abingdon fountain.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


The season is changing slowly.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. Mary's Catholic Church

The Lenten Ecumenical Service was at St. Mary's Catholic Church today.

Monday, March 11, 2013


Signs from the summer

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Black House Poster

Work on the renovation of the historic Black house is underway.  This poster is part of the fund-raising effort.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Blue Ridge Outdoors

Business offers good prices for outdoor equipment.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

True, the musicians are dressed more casually than for a concert, but this was the picnic with the symphony.  Broadway star Bernadette Peters was featured.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Luther Memorial Lutheran Church

The Lenten Ecumenical Service was at Luther Memorial this week.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shopping Center

A winter day with a forecast of more winter weather tomorrow....then spring weather.  March has a variety.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Art in the narthex

This piece provides inspiration for the congregation of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Armory Gallery sign

Signs for the Armory Gallery shows tell about the artists too.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


On cold winter days it is good to have a circle of friends.

Friday, March 1, 2013