~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

Welcome to a daily peek at our beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia which includes the "Historic Triangle" consisting of Colonial Williamsburg -the world’s largest living history museum- Yorktown and Jamestown.

November 23, 2014

Angel Statue, Yorktown, Virgnia


This beautiful angel keeps a watchful eye in the Grace Episcopal Church cemetery in Yorktown, Virginia

November 22, 2014

Barber and Peruke Maker, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
The barber and peruke maker were important people in colonial days as everyone need a good trim, a shave, and a well-powdered wig.

November 21, 2014

A Beautiful Scene, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


The colors of autumn, a waiting carriage, and children who see nothing more than the opportunity to touch a horse is a beautiful scene reenacted in Colonial Williamsburg daily.

November 20, 2014

Rooster Vane, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
This weather vane is normally shaded by large trees, but now enjoys basking in the full, autumn sun.

November 19, 2014

Autumn Dip, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
Canada geese enjoy a swim at College Landing Park as a stop on their migration south.

November 18, 2014

The Big Chill, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
 
When the temperature suddenly drops to twenty degrees below normal, cold-weather gear appears just as quickly.

November 17, 2014

Yorktown Victory Monument, Yorktown, Virginia

 
 
The Victory Monument at Yorktown towers above a neighboring home.

November 16, 2014

Sunday Stroll, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
Despite an unseasonable chill, a walk to church down Duke of Gloucester Street is perfect Sunday start

November 14, 2014

Delicious Repast, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


When you wander through Colonial Williamsburg, working up a great thirst or hunger, time period appropriate food and drink await at one of these fine establishments.

November 13, 2014

Patience, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
Two colonials intently watch down Duke of Gloucester Street, patiently waiting, while the third could not care less.

November 12, 2014

Waller Mill Park Fall Hike, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
Waller Mill  Park offers a several hiking trails; most are dirt trails through the woods and around the reservoir. This paved path provides about two miles of hiking through the woods, but without steep grades or uncertain footing. It also provided beautiful fall colors during our recent hike.

November 11, 2014

November 10, 2014

The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia


The Mariners' Museum in Newport News offers a wide array of sea and ship related artifacts, including those from the Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor. This is the ship propeller and pool that serves as the entry marker for the museum.  Click here for more information.

November 9, 2014

Mother-Daughter Moment, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Mother and daughter, in almost full colonial garb, shared a moment, perhaps hoping to complete the ensemble.

November 8, 2014

The Man In The Window, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia



These dapper gentlemen discuss important topics of the day while being watched by the man in the window.

November 6, 2014

The Magazine, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


The magazine, where guns and munitions were stored, is a walled building providing great security. It was the focal point of unrest when the royal governor seized its cache of supplies to suppress the locals.

November 4, 2014

Ship Ahoy, Norfolk, Virginia


The Port of Norfolk offers beautiful buildings, restaurants, and ship building and repair. BAE Systems, Northrop-Gruman and the Newport News Shipyards have a multitude of facilities in Hampton Roads related to shipping. A great deal of cargo and coal ships in and out of the port.

This photo was taken from the top deck of a parking garage in the historic district of Portsmouth. Norfolk and Portsmouth are within an hour of Williamsburg.

November 3, 2014

Practice Makes Perfect, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Practice Makes Perfect


Every good soldier knows that practice makes perfect, so they drill. Colonial militia are no exception.

November 2, 2014

The Colors Of The Season, Williamsburg, Virginia


Suddenly, the colors of the season are bursting out in Williamsburg.

November 1, 2014

Favorite Halloween Decor, Gloucester, Virginia


The Roadside Nursery in Gloucester had these hay roll minion as an enticement to come to its corn maze.  These were our favorite Halloween decorations.

October 30, 2014

Good Neighbors, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
Neighbors gather in the side yard to share a moment from the day's labor and the sun. 

October 29, 2014

Lord Cornwallis' Cave, Yorktown, Virginia


In 1781, American and French troops pinned down Lord Cornwallis and the British at Yorktown. The artillery siege was so effective the townspeople and troops took refuge near this bluff. Lord Cornwallis used this cave as his headquarters until he surrendered on October 19.

October 28, 2014

The Horseman, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


A gentleman enjoys the view down Duke of Gloucester Street while leisurely riding in front of the Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

October 27, 2014

Maloney Statue At The Pottery, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
This statue at The Pottery shopping center honors Jimmy Maloney, who founded the Pottery in 1938.

October 26, 2014

Yorktown Pier, Yorktown, Virginia


The Yorktown fishing pier reaches well into the York River allowing fishermen and women of all skills a license free chance at dinner.
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