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Welcome to an almost 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 23, 2015

Kids Dig Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Colonial Williamsburg offers visiting children a chance to be an archaeologist by participating in a dig in the historic district.

August 16, 2015

August 15, 2015

Teachable Moments, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Teachable moments abound at Colonial Williamsburg and the employees are happy to oblige.

August 12, 2015

Always Christmas, Yankee Candle, Williamsburg, Virginia

Yankee Candle Christmas Room

The Christmas room at Yankee Candle Williamsburg provides Christmas ornaments and items year round. It also snows in the room every few minutes, much to the delight of children of all ages.

August 9, 2015

The Chickens, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Chickens are kept at a number of the homes in Colonial Williamsburg. Being part of the exhibit may help them not be part of Sunday dinner.

August 8, 2015

The Coaster, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia

 
A different view of one of the roller coasters at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, just so you know what you are getting yourself into.

August 6, 2015

Ready, Aim . . . Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Fire!


Colonial Williamsburg presents a cannon firing  ceremony as part of its tourist events.  As soon as he finishes packing the powder, the gun fires to the delight of all.

August 5, 2015

Street Scene, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Costumed employees of Colonial Williamsburg pause for a chat while waiting for the tourists.

August 2, 2015

Bald Eagle, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia


Busch Gardens Williamsburg lets you get up close to some spectacular animals.

August 1, 2015

Iron Mike, Skyline Drive, Virginia

 
 
At Skyline Drive's Byrd Visitor Center, stands a statue of “Iron Mike,” commemorating the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps workers who built the trails, overlooks, and campgrounds during the Great Depression.

July 31, 2015

Skyline Drive, Virginia

Skyline Drive


Skyline Drive is 105 mile long drive along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah National Park. It provides a number of overlooks with beautiful vistas of the mountains and valleys below, such as the one pictured. It is home to black bears, bobcats, deer, wild turkeys, and a wide array of wildlife. It offers hiking trails, waterfalls, picnic areas, camping sites, lodging, dining and more. The southern entrance to the park is about a two and a half hour drive from Williamsburg.

July 29, 2015

Butterfly, Williamsburg, Virginia


Summer is a great time to see wildlife. This butterfly posed in full profile for this photos.

July 27, 2015

The Plantation River Walk, Williamsburg, Virginia

River Walk


Many of the large colonial plantations were situated on the river, as it provided a quick and efficient means of transporting goods and people from place to place. This often resulted in two distinct entryways to the estate; one for land travel and one for the river. As in this photo, visitors from the river had a long walk through a series of gardens to reach the residence. 

July 22, 2015

James Monroe, College of William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

James Monroe





































The statue of James Monroe, former William & Mary student and fifth president of the United States, was recently raised on campus near the Sunken Garden.

July 21, 2015

Unusual Sunbather, Williamsburg, Virginia

Skink


While people go to the beach to sunbath, this skink enjoys a bask on the bricks.

July 14, 2015

Treasure Trove, Charles City, Virginia


Snapped this shot in the basement of Berkeley Plantation about two minutes before the tour guide indicated indoor photography was not permitted.  These items are in the basement; the main house was magnificent.

July 8, 2015

Country Path, Berkeley Plantation, Virginia

Country Path


This walking path on the grounds of Berkeley Plantation is framed with crepe myrtles for respite from the summer sun.

July 7, 2015

Berkeley Plantation, Charles City, Virginia


Berkeley Plantation is a short drive from Williamsburg and sits along a portion of the James River populated with colonial plantations.  It was the home of Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; birthplace of William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States; and, the family home of Benjamin Harrison, the twenty-third president of the United States. The first ten presidents all visited here. President Lincoln visited here when Union troops used it as an encampment on their way to Richmond.

In addition, the first Thanksgiving took place here in 1619 (sorry Pilgrims, but you didn't get here until 1620) and is the location where the military song, "Taps," was composed and first played during the Civil War. The Anglican priest who accompanied the settlers began to ferment Indian corn and developed bourbon whiskey here.

The grounds are beautiful and the tour is full of history from various eras.

July 6, 2015

Gaggle On The River, Williamsburg, Virginia

Gaggle on the River


The holiday weekend saw many visitors to the beaches and waterways around Williamsburg. This gaggle of geese shared this part of the James River with several speeding boats.

July 2, 2015

Open For Business, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


The Union Jack flies outside of this Colonial Williamsburg attraction signaling the exhibit is open to the public. It should see a great deal of traffic over the holiday weekend.

July 1, 2015

Tree Art, College of William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia



This artwork hangs from a tree on the campus of the College of William & Mary.

June 26, 2015

Good Business, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


A shopkeeper mingles with potential customers at the open-air market.

June 24, 2015

Fiddlin' Around, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


When you dine at the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg, entertainment is part of the fare. While this may look like a typical work situation in which one does all the work while the other fiddles around, each is doing her fair share.

June 23, 2015

Summer Garden, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Even when the temperatures flirt with 100, the garden must be tended if you want to harvest its delectable produce.
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