Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back of Main St.

From the parking lots behind Main St.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Renovating parking lots

These parking lots in downtown have been closed and a lot of work is going on.  It appears to include areas for new garden plantings.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Crimper's in action

Crimper's Climbing Gym had a nice crowd...not too big, plenty of room.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Garden with a fence

This gardener has created a fence around the garden.  In addition to the traditional wire fence.  Bee hives are an addition.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Henderson Lawn concert

The Friday night concert on Henderson Lawn was grand tonight.  Marvelous music, great crowd, perfect weather. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer flowers

The major intersection of College Ave. and Main St. on a summer afternoon.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Alley behind Main St.

Behind the restaurants on Main St. is a busy alley.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

House in downtown

This home, with its front porch, lawn, and white picket fence, is half a block from Main St. It is right downtown.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Door down the steps

There seems a mysterious door, down a set of stairs, in an alley behind some Main St. businesses.  I want to know what is behind that door but I am never brave enough to look.

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Wonderful production of a show by six artists in our community.  Great theatre.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Taylor House

Wonderful that work has started again to refurbish this building on Main St., central downtown.  It has been a long time in the process.  The sign "Social/House" has been there a long time too.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Behind Main St.

Seems an interesting area behind Main St.  Parking is interesting.  I assume they all know each other and are working in the businesses. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Parking garage

Seems a grand parking garage that will be available for the arts center too.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Brownstone foundation

Work on the foundation for a new structure that will be for businesses and condos.  There should be good cell reception.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rackspace made headlines

Rackspace hosting's announcement of plans for a hundred new jobs was the headline in the local daily newspaper.  It is planning a new building too.

Monday, July 15, 2013


The statues in front of the town hall.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Geodesic dome

This gardener is using a dome and chicken wire to protect a garden. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Along a street

Is it lines to infinity?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gardening around the pole

True, these poles still are crucial to our lifestyle.  The person living here is working with what is a part of the landscape.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Stuff for sale

This stuff was pushed out on the sidewalk yesterday...still there today.  I'll check tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Along the course

My golf partner, who plays an excellent game, is seldom off the fairway...

Monday, July 8, 2013

Just a field

Seemed a lot of green this morning.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Green Hills

Sunlight along trees and hills (and power lines) along Clay St.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Gnome and Globe

A neighborhood flower garden.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day Celebration

Music is vital in Blacksburg's celebration of the Fourth of July.  I was close to the singers in the celebration chorus,  the musicians in the community band, and the musicians in The Meter's Running. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Street Light in Garden

Blacksburg often uses its streetlights as part of its graphic symbols.  This streetlight is in the Hahn Horticulture Garden on the Virginia Tech campus.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trying to work with light

Tried to capture a view of this spider's work.

Monday, July 1, 2013

House in older section

Is this home in the Arts and Crafts style of architecture?  The homes along this street, an older but not the oldest section of the community, are of many different styles.