Saturday, January 30, 2016

Roanoke Writers Conference

Ed Falco talks about The Character Driven Story at the annual Writers conference.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Microbiology symposium

Award winning-presentation at Virginia Tech.  It was at a Microbiology Symposium

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

At West View

Clear skies tonight.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Whose footprints

This snow has stopped.  Whose footprints are along the bank by the homes?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Burns Night

A toast to the haggis in honor of Robert Burns, poet.  He was born Jan. 25, 1759 in Alloway, Scotland, and died in 1796.  His birthday is celebrated worldwide with the toast to the haggis.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Storm Seems Finished

St. Mary's Church this morning.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Another view of depth of snow here

The driveway had just been cleared.

Everyone was measuring

Seemed among my friends, everyone was measuring.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow Today

Some snow all day today.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Weather is the only news

Last night there was enough snow to see and keep me home.  However the forecast is for a lot more tomorrow.  Everything is closed except the grocery stores, thank goodness.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cold, but no snow, yet

Schools were delayed today because of the extreme cold temperature.  No snow but it is forecast.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Slanted Rocks

The rocks that make the hill in front of the historic Black House and the Connor House are exposed because of remodeling of Draper Road.  The  rocks seem at a major angle.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Potato Drop

A view of what it takes to distribute food to where it is needed.  A truck from Maine delivered "lots" of potatoes to a parking lot at Virginia Tech.  Volunteers from churches and the university divided it and got it to a lot of places that will distribute it.

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Workers have been installing utility lines along Harding Ave.  They have kept the traffic flowing which is no small accomplishment.  They will turn down Patrick Henry Dr.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wintry Day

Virginia Tech Ag Research area.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


A University research facility and apartments are not far apart.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Cattle at Virginia Tech farm

Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports there are about 1.4 million head of cattle in the Commonwealth.  

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Skyline in fog

Mountains were not visible this afternoon.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

View from window

It is cold outside.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Flying saucers

Or water tanks by the playground.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Mountains at sunset

Sometimes I forget how close the mountains are to Blacksburg

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Hill Course at sunset

Beautiful winter day today.  

Friday, January 1, 2016

Some of the Christmas decorations

Still enjoying the lights of the holidays