Sunday, August 31, 2014

Still Under Construction

One of the new buildings at Virginia Tech.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Football at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech football season opened today with all the fun as well as traditions old and new.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Black Hen

A new restaurant is open.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Market Square Jam

Musicians played to an appreciative audience at the regular Wednesday evening jam.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


These attract a lot of birds, so much so, it seems empty.  But I am sure my neighbor will refill it soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Training area

From the middle of the training area.  Often there are individuals overcoming the obstacles.

Monday, August 25, 2014


Near Main St.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Art in many forms

Just a candid at a local art connoisseur's establishment, Miller Off Main.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Virginia Tech cadets start the year

New members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets have been in town for a week and today they paraded on the Drillfield to show what they have become in that week.  University administrators and many visitors watched the review.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Another part of West View Cemetery

Across E. Roanoke St. from the West View Cemetery is a part of the cemetery.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Geese at the golf course

The geese were flying low at the golf course.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Specialized agriculture

The structures are to make it easier to harvest the crop, hops.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sports Facilities

A former school building is still next to active sports facilites including a track and baseball field.

Monday, August 18, 2014


One of the joys of the community is the chance to see the mountains framing the sunset.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Photography from aerial cameras

A photography group enjoyed a magnificent demonstration of camera on drones.  The engineering and the art were wonderful.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Art from stuff

Using interesting materials.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Farmers Market

Always a delightful place

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mingle at the Market

The Farmers Market is full of music and veggies at the Mingle event.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Working at photography

A bumble bee is a regular visitor at the potted plants.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fog on the Hills

Foggy day with some rain.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

History at Virginia Tech

 The signs are at the entrance to the University.  The place where a newer entrance is planned.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

Walking path

This path past the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library, Blacksburg branch, continues to the Huckleberry in one direction and to downtown in this direction.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Smithfield Plantation Cemetery

One of the historic cemeteries in the community.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

No lawn mowing

This person may not have to mow a lawn but is doing a lot of work.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Island in the asphalt

The view when leaving the main door of the library.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

a year's difference

The building on the right with the green roof, is gone and in its place, one year to the day later, is this construction.  It will be the Mello Mushroom.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Blank sign has been there for years

Well, I tried to get a shot of the blank highway sign.  The sign in the center of this pix has been there a long time.  It has been blank.  The second pix is the same sign as I tried to get closer.  It doesn't have the surrounding signs for reference.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Photo by Matt Gentry

Tuesday, July 8, Roanoke Times photographer Matt Gentry took this photo of downtown.  I bought it from the newspaper.  It is a beautiful photo and shows how beautiful Blacksburg is.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Steppin' Out

Community festival features exhibits, events, and music.  Absolutely grand.