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.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Support and Protect outdoor climbing

Crimper's Climbing Gym is an indoor climbing gym.  It partnered with other local organizations to raise funds which will go to supporting the sport, including protecting outdoor climbing sites.

The event was a showing of a documentary film about the changes in climbing at Yosemite.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Annual Fair

Best crafts are available at the Y Crafts fair.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

My backyard

There was a doe too.  She didn't pose.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Arts shows

Got the chance to see several art shows last week.  This show featured the Grand Canyon.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sky is clearing

After a storm, the wind is clearing the sky.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Murals at the corner

Both murals and a bench on which to sit to view them.  They are at the corner of Jackson St. and Draper Road.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day

Some sign near one of the polling sites.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fall tree

Seemed the perfect fall day.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Feast of All Saints

This church celebrated a holy day which is historically connected with the Halloween events yesterday.