Friday, February 28, 2014


The sunlight seems to be drawing the geranium to the window, but it is still too "leggy."  

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Morning temperature

It was a cold day today.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Construction continues

Another home well underway.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Town Open House

Blacksburg's Odd Fellows Hall foundation showed off its plan to offer elementary schools a hi-tech experience for students to learn about the history of New Town, a former neighborhood for Blacksburg's African-American community
This person is showing the 3-D capability

Monday, February 24, 2014

Playing at the Hill Course

Today there are golfers on the Hill Course.  They are tough.  True, yesterday it was 60 F but today is just 35 F.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Social House

The Social House, which will be a restaurant, is still being renovated and is looking finished.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hokie Bird statues

Hokie Bird statues are everywhere including the front yard of this home.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Aquatic Center

The back of the Blacksburg Aquatic Center.  

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Skyline of our mountains

Just a skyline view.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Starting to thaw

The weather seemed spring-like today.  But still it was winter.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Major Snow

Since I did get out when the snow stopped and the sky cleared, this was downtown.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mining Equipment

A display of real miners' equipment.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Field with fences

I have used this spot for photos several time.  It is only a few blocks from Main St. downtown but seems a different atmosphere.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Blacksburg is quiet

The massive storm Pax has made the community quiet.  It looks as if there is 16 inches of snow.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Snow just starting.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library Blacksburg branch provides a variety of ways to use it.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Huckleberry Trail

The Huckleberry Trail along Houston St.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Steps with special shape

This set of steps connecting from a residential street to the Huckleberry Trail has a special shape, hence the sign.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Center for the Arts performance

The show at Virginia Tech's Moss Center for the Arts was Miners' Hymns.  The performance was of a work created for the Durham County Council, England.  Virginia Tech added a show by the Coal Mining Heritage Association of the New River Valley.  This vehicle, outside the Moss Center is part of the local mining display. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Winter sky

Winter sky at Edwards Lane

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Music at the Taubman

A photographer got a good position for a view of the musicians at the Taubman restaurant.  The Taubman Art Museum has a lot of ways to show off local artists such as these, Dave Porter and Jeff Todd.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Food Bank Collection

One of the local churches is making efforts to add to the stock of the Food Bank. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gray Winter Day

Does the cell tower look like a winter tree?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Forest Service Mailbox

The mailbox at the Forest Service office.  Blacksburg is at the Eastern Continental Divide

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Green highway signs

At this point on highway 460, drivers have to make a decision--downtown, bypass.  The second sign has been blank for years.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Practicing photography today

Weather was warm and springlike so I went out to practice photography:  repetition and patterns, rule-of-thirds, leading lines.  I always need practice at the basics.