Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Snowy Morning

There was a bit of snow today.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Foggy Morning

Today seemed the stereotype of a winter morning.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas Symbols

A Nativity set by a German artist, Hummel.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Creative academic space

Inside and outside views of a space for creative meetings.  It is on the top floor of Goodwin Hall at Virginia Tech.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Some Christmas music

Musician in a restaurant.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day

St. Andrews Church in Roanoke.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My Poinsettia

I enjoy keeping poinsettias for as long as they will grow.  This, which spent the summer on my front porch, produced the exciting red leaves this year for the first time.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Decked out for the season

The statue by the townhall again sports seasonal attire.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Every place has trees

Hotel Roanoke trees decorated to show the style of community organizations.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kent Square Holiday trees

Many a group has portrayed  its style by decorating a tree for Kent Square, Main St.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Trees

Many a restaurant is filled with traditional holiday trees.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Many a meal is being planned for this holiday season.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

House on Lee

Red house with a tin roof.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Gasoline prices

The price of a gallon of gas.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Goodwin Engineering Building

Goodwin, the newest building at Virginia Tech, is the new home of several engineering departments.  The top photo is a jet engine hanging from the ceiling near the entrance.  Hope the doors several floors below provide some scale to its size.  A robotics lab seems cluttered with robots and a three-D printer is available in the hallway for any students to use.

Friday, December 12, 2014


Just some items for sale.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New Vans

My friend Chen took this photo of new vans in the parking lot by Lane Stadium.  He thought it might have been the delivery of a new motor-pool fleet.  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Bristol Love sign

The Virginia Love signs show the character of the communities.  This one is at Bristol. (sort of near Blacksburg)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Home on a hill

One of the many small homes in the community.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Just a business

One of the businesses to get people where they need to be.  

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Southwest Virginia traditions

Roanoke's Center in the Square offered music as well as excellent theatre.  This hammer dulcimer player was prelude to a performance in Mill Mountain Theatre of Children of Eden.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Celebrations of the season

The Pulaski theatre will feature traditional celebrations tomorrow.  What can be more delightful than "White Christmas" and a performance by a barbershop style a cappella singing group!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Solar System

Major change today.  Blacksburg Daily Photo is now part of the Solarize Blacksburg effort.  Solar Connexions installed the system.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Normal Life in Blacksburg

The holiday season is starting with parties but mostly I still walk the streets taking photos of homes.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Roanoke College Chorus

Two choruses from Roanoke College performed their annual Christmas concert last night.  They did two shows for SRO audiences.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Song of the Mountains

Tim White is host of the award-winning PBS program Song of the Mountains.  It features the music heritage and culture of Southwest Virginia.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Still cold day

Beautiful and cold sunset

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving symbol

The roasted turkey was front and center among friends and family gathered for the meal.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

First snowfall today

There was an accumulation of snow today-- First of the season.  This snowplow was on display at an event last week.  It is new.  Perhaps it was used today. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sun setting by trees

Beautiful day today.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Secret Garden

The gardener takes care of this small garden. The fence has been added and painted since June.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Home on Piedmont

This is one of the homes that fascinate me.  It seems old and small.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Middle of the sidewalk

This is in the middle of a sidewalk on Clay Street and I wonder what is under it.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Skateboarders ready

Beautiful fall weather brought everyone out to enjoy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Restaurants and TechPad

At the edge of the Virginia Tech campus are a couple of types of businesses:  TechPad which provides space for idea-generating and restaurants which provide space for relaxing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Runway view

Parking for private planes at the Montgomery County airport

Monday, November 17, 2014

Screen at the bank

I seldom go inside the building to do any financial transactions.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Signs everywhere

Many signs in the neighborhood.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

National Weather Service Open House

The National Weather Service held an open house showing the way weather is forecast for our region and its part in the national and global forecasts.  The balloon in the demonstration is much smaller than the real balloons that are launched twice a day for real-time data collection.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fund raising

An event which included fund raising for the Valley Interfaith Child Care Center.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Photographer at work

It is fascinating to watch what skills photographers need for work.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On the way to market

Virginia apples

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


The Virginia Tech War Memorial was the site for a ceremony for Veterans' Day.  This is the statue symbolizing Sacrifice.