~ 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.

December 20, 2014

Rudolph Bug, Williamsburg, Virginia


They are rare, but on occasion you may sight the Rudolph Bug this time of year.

December 19, 2014

Sounds Of The Season, Williamsburg, Virginia


The sounds are as much a part of the Christmas season as the decorations and presents.

December 18, 2014

Island Deer, Jamestown Island, Virginia


A large deer herd inhabits Jamestown Island, the original site of the fort built by the 1607 settlers. Much of the island is wooded and food is abundant. Deer are almost visible at the historic site in late afternoon and early evening hours. This fawn nibbled near the woods while momma kept an eye on tourists, particularly those with cameras.

December 17, 2014

Winter Carriage Ride, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Winter Carriage Ride


Winter carriage rides in Colonial Williamsburg offer a different view of the historic district. The lush vegetation of summer, at times, obscures views between and behind buildings that the now leafless trees and shrubs may reveal. It may not be a one-horse open sleigh, but a carriage ride in Colonial Williamsburg is always an experience.

December 16, 2014

Bicycle Break, College of William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Winter Break


Finals and Christmas break are clearly in play at the College of William & Mary as students are studying, testing, or on their way home while their bicycles stand idly in the cold.

December 15, 2014

Christmas Garden Shed, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Christmas Garden Shed


The Colonial Williamsburg nursery garden shed is in the holiday spirit, sporting a wreath in the midst of its well-ordered implements.

December 14, 2014

Snow Warning, Yankee Candle, Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
Williamsburg is home to a Yankee Candle anchor store, which includes a large, year round Christmas shop. Every four minutes, it miraculously snows in the Christmas area, to the delight of children of all ages.


December 12, 2014

Award Winning Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Award Winner


This wreath won the "Amateur" blue ribbon in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Christmas Decoration contest. The historic district is decked out colonial style for the holidays, with decor incorporating antlers, oyster shells, apples, tobacco, cotton and more.

December 11, 2014

Winter Wear, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Winter Wool


As winter creeps in, so does winter clothing in Colonial Williamsburg, as modeled by these fine gentlemen.

December 10, 2014

Christmas Town Penguins, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia

penguin


One of the favorite attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town is the penguins.

December 9, 2014

St. George Tucker House, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

St. George Tucker House


The St. George Tucker House looks out on the Courthouse lawn. It is used as a hospitality house for donors to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

December 8, 2014

December 7, 2014

Great Expectations, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
This gent has great expectations about his Christmas shopping in Colonial Williamsburg. What a shopping cart. 

December 5, 2014

Street Music, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
Street performers apparently are not a new invention. These colonials delighted passersby with a few tunes.

December 4, 2014

Sunning Swans, Williamsburg, Virginia


A small group of swans winter at one of the local waterways along the Colonial Parkway each year. This pair sun bathed between meals.

December 3, 2014

Tis The Season, Williamsburg, Virginia

Tis The Season


Tis the season for decorating everything. Even Lord Botetourt, regally posed in front of the Wren Building on the campus of the College of William and Mary, will take part, as this photo from prior years shows. Unofficially, the Christmas season in Williamsburg kicks off with Colonial Williamsburg "Grand Illumination."



December 2, 2014

Town Crier, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
When you have no Twitter, Facebook, or email but you really need to let people know what is happening, you can simply pay the Town Crier to get the word out. With bell in hand and voice tried and true, he will get the job done.  We are not exactly certain how this can go viral though.


December 1, 2014

The Waiting Cresset, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
The cresset waits for sunset to provide fiery light to nighttime visitors to Colonial Williamsburg.

November 30, 2014

November 27, 2014

November 26, 2014

Christmas Town, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg


Christmas Town is back at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Lights and seasonal décor abound, as is evident with this shot of the Last Days of Pompeii ride.

November 25, 2014

Fallen Heroes, Newport News, Virginia


Neighboring Newport News erected this monument to fallen police and firefighters; true heroes.

November 24, 2014

Second Season Serving, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Second Season

The leaves may change colors and fall from the trees, but gardening continues in Colonial Williamsburg. The ground never freezes, so many cold-weather plants flourish well into the winter, and by employing a number of protective methods, vegetables are grown year round. 

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.

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