~ 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.

August 21, 2014

August 20, 2014

Go Ape, Freedom Park, Williamsburg, Virginia




 
 
Freedom Park offers a variety of hiking and biking trails along with Go Ape; a climbing course high in the trees and featuring a zip line. Great fun for the not so faint of heart. 

August 19, 2014

Butterfly Bench, Williamsburg Botanical Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia


A butterfly bench nestled in the butterfly garden of the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens seems quite appropriate. This section of the garden includes plants attractive to butterflies. It creates a colorful backdrop for the delicate Swallowtails and other species that stop for a snack and put on a show.

August 18, 2014

No Idle Hands, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
This young colonial woman threads her needle so she can needlepoint between waiting on customers and her other duties at the nursery shop in Colonial Williamsburg. No idle hands here.

August 17, 2014

Oh Deer, Williamsburg, Virginia


Deer abound in the Williamsburg area. This beauty lives in the woods along the Colonial Parkway. Many are so used to cars and people going by that they break from eating momentarily, if at all, as they pass. This one graciously posed long enough for this shot.

August 15, 2014

Nature's Way, Williamsburg, Virginia

Nature finds a way to take care of its own, in this case by providing a wonderful shade tree for two beautiful horses in need of a respite from the summer sun.

August 14, 2014

Second Season, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
The extended growing season in this part of Virginia allows gardeners to grow and harvest well into the fall and early winter months; longer if they have cold-frames. This photo show young plants sprouting next to more mature plants to the left and newer plantings under the bell jars.

August 13, 2014

Beautiful Glasshouse Hand-Blown Products, Jamestown Island, Virginia


A few days ago, we featured a photo of the glasshouse on Jamestown Island; an attempt to make money in the new colony in the 1600's.  These are some of the beautiful results of the artisans who work there today, demonstrating the craft.

August 12, 2014

Red Dragonfly, Williamsburg, Virginia


While hiking along one of the local waterways, we came across this bright red dragonfly. Actually, they were everywhere but this sat still long enough for us to get a close up.

August 11, 2014

A Gorgeous Garden, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
This gorgeous garden is full of lush vegetation, towering blooms, and the shade of a crepe myrtle tree.

August 10, 2014

Recycled Mailbox, Eco-Discovery Park, Williamsburg, Virginia


The Eco-Discovery park, adjacent to Jamestown Settlement, provide eco-friendly activities for visitors. This is their mailbox, so you know they are fun to hang out with.

August 9, 2014

Glasshouse, Jamestown Island, Williamsburg, Virginia


The Virginia Company settlers who arrived in 1607 were tasked to find ways to establish money-making industries for the investors. In 1608, German and Polish artisans arrived to set up a glasshouse. This is the replica of that facility, which produces a number of blown glass items for sale. We will feature some of them in an upcoming post.

August 8, 2014

The Morning Commute, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 


This young lady heads off on her morning commute to work with the long, early morning shadows at her back and her neighbor's wares already on display for would be customers. Many of the employees at Colonial Williamsburg live in the colonial houses not used for public exhibition, making the commute a little easier.

August 7, 2014

Farmers Markets, Williamsburg, Virginia


Farmers Markets abound in the area and usually draw a steady clientele interested in meats, produce, cheeses, candies, pies, seafood, flowers and more. They are a cacophony of colors and aromas.

August 6, 2014

Summer Stroll, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


A few cooler days, with temperatures dipping into the low eighties, brought forth a number of folks visiting up and down the street. These three young ladies practiced their social skills the length of Duke of Gloucester Street.

August 5, 2014

Sheepish Grin, Williamsburg, Virginia


This wooly resident took a break from munching the succulent grass in his pasture to give us an incredibly sheepish grin about the attention we paid him.

August 4, 2014

Incognito, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Colonial Williamsburg is no stranger to celebrity visitors. Some travel incognito. This could be one hiding behind the dark glasses.

August 3, 2014

Famous Horses, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Horses grazing in a small, in-town pasture is not an uncommon sight in Colonial Williamsburg, As we took the photo, a very pleasant lady told us these are Captain and Ranger, Belgian crosses, and they have a claim to fame. In addition to the thousands of tourists they have escorted on carriage rides, they also pulled the Queen of England during her 2007 visit for the Jamestown 400th anniversary celebration and actress, Betty White, when she visited in 2011.

August 2, 2014

Colorful Walkabout, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


This lady embarked on a walkabout the colonial district with walking stick in hand.

August 1, 2014

The Well Path, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Every house needs a well and this lattice-covered version is surrounded by lovely hedges, paved walkway and flowering trees and shrubs.

July 31, 2014

Food For Thought, Williamsburg, Virginia


Food For Thought Restaurant is an interesting local favorite on Richmond Road. We enjoy the great food in the unique atmosphere they created using pictures of historical figures and quotes as wall decoration. 

July 30, 2014

Garden Social, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


This young lady chatted with friends in the shade of the crepe myrtle trees on a warm summer day.

July 29, 2014

Williamsburg Farmers Market, Merchant Square, Williamsburg, Virginia


Everyone at the Williamsburg Farmers Market at Merchant Square on Saturday was drawn to the this colorful pile of peppers for sale at one of the booths.

July 28, 2014

Colonial Mall Directory, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
Merchants Square offers a variety of shopping opportunities to visitors and a unique way of directing them to it. 

July 27, 2014

Williamsburg Trolley, Williamsburg, Virginia


The Williamsburg Trolley is a quaint way to get around town.
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