Only seven days and (minus) 30 degrees ago today we enjoyed a nice first snowfall here in the mountains of SW Virginia. Just thought I’d drop in with a few random shots of the kiddos making the most of a quick and painless first weather event of the season. Read more
The week between the Christmas and New Year holiday is generally a quiet one in the downtown Roanoke region. Save a few local residents enjoying the week off, along with a few stragglers already back at work (such as myself), the normally busy streets and alleyways can provide a veritable wealth of stoic charm and tranquility. Read more
A select compilation of panoramic aerial views of scenic Roanoke Valley in Southwestern Virginia, collected in the summer of 2016. Read more
Ballyhack Golf Retreat, Roanoke VA
Ballyhack Golf Club is a Scottish links-style course completed in 2008 and located in the hills just outside of Roanoke VA in the community of Mount Pleasant. Affectionately known as the Hack, this Lester George creation, overseen and maintained by superintendent Billy Bobbitt, boasts a slope rating exceeding 600 feet and is likely the closest relative to a ‘fantasy golf’ course in the region. Read more
Late-evening courtyard view at historic Hollins University (est. 1842). Spring 2014, Roanoke VA.
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Late afternoon aerial view of Dogwood #5 Green and bunker complex (above), Roanoke Country Club (est. 1899), Roanoke VA.
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