Monday, August 31, 2015

Corner of College and Draper

Certainly a major intersection with both the promenade vehicle lanes both of which were quiet considering the community is booming.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

End of baseball season

Some action at the end of baseball season.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Yard Band

Beautiful fall evening brought out music.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Amorphallus titanum aka Stinky Phil

Aka Corpse plant, it is expected to bloom tomorrow.  The plant blooms about every five years and when it does the strong scent seems to smell like rotting flesh.  It comes from a rain forest in Sumatra.  This one lives at the Jacob A. Lutz Garden Complex at Virginia Tech

Thursday, August 27, 2015

St. Phillip's

The Anglican Church has changed its name to St. Phillip's.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Read Between the Wines

Poet Nikki Giovanni captivated the supporters of the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation at an event this evening.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Welcoming students

This year the regular Welcome Students set up on a street that many, many, students walk to get to the Virginia Tech campus.  Yes the cookies are baked by members of the church, and these welcomers said the fruit was much more popular than the cookies.  

Monday, August 24, 2015

Watching the bullpen

Baseball action at Calfee Park.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gobble Cakes window signs

Gobble Cakes has a resident poet.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

still learning about new meters

Still on the learning curve for the new parking meters.  These meters, on one of the streets, still offer to take coins as well as credit cards.  I have not tried them, but I will do so...soon.

Friday, August 21, 2015

New Era in Parking Fee

Blacksburg instituted a new style of paying for parking.  No more coins in a meter.  The new terminals take credit cards.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Traffic: cars and people

The community is booming.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

View of the valley

From the top of the Hill golf course.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Deer again

Somehow, I can't resist taking their photo when they wait and pose.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Football team fund-raising

Some of the Blacksburg High School team members fund-raising in front of the Kroger's grocery store.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


Crimper's Climbing Gym had a session for young climbers to test their skills.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Just a field

Along Clay St.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Washington St.

This is the end of Washington St.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

vegetable garden continued

this continues to be a beautiful garden

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Power lines and haybales

These are square bales.  Most of the bales I see are round.

Monday, August 10, 2015

This is my best side

Ready for the show.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Artist Working

In the Hahn Horticulture Garden.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Summer evening

Blacksburg offers concerts out on Henderson Lawn.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Downtown lines and rectangles

Seemed no curves or circles

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Livestock arena

Inside the Alphin-Stuart Livestock arena

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Art at the garden

The Horticulture Garden also provide art:  Ortho Tango and the steer.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015


Kipps Elementary School has it right.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

4-H'ers showing hogs

Montgomery County 4-H Fair livestock show.  Young men and women learning agriculture.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blue moon over Blacksburg

Last night's blue moon was still out this morning.