~ 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.

April 25, 2015

Farmers' Market, Williamsburg, Virginia


On a crisp, spring morning, few things are as invigorating as a stroll through the farmers' market.

April 24, 2015

Palace Gate And Weathervane, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


The entry gate to and weather vane on the Governor's Palace in Colonial Williamsburg are adorned with royal trappings; each bearing a crown and the weather vane the initials "GR" for George Rex.

April 23, 2015

The Jamestown Fort, Williamsburg, Virginia


The English flag flies over the site of the original 1607 fort on Jamestown Island. The perimeter has been identified except for that portion lost to erosion along the banks of the James River.

April 21, 2015

Swan Tavern, Yorktown, Virginia


Historic Yorktown boasts a variety of colonial era buildings along with the battlefield where Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the American Revolution.

April 20, 2015

Sunrise, Yorktown, Virginia

 
 
Sunrise in Yorktown can be quite spectacular.

April 19, 2015

Sunday Bonnet, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


We took this photo some time ago but, with the weather quickly warming, realized that hats of all varieties will soon be the style again, particularly in Colonial Williamsburg where they just lend to the experience.

April 17, 2015

Chia Dog, Williamsburg, Virginia


This "chia" dog used to stand outside of Aroma's, a popular coffeehouse and restaurant near the colonial district. It has been replaced with two cute metal puppies. Dogs are welcome at the outside portion of the restaurant with water dishes provided.

April 16, 2015

The Garden, Williamsburg, Virginia


This garden is the combined effort of two formidable gardening groups who are always happy to answer questions and share their knowledge as well as the beauty of their labor.

April 15, 2015

Pocahontas, Historic Jamestown, Williamsburg, Virginia


Pocahontas stands vigil outside the walls of the fort at Historic Jamestown. She is fabled to have saved John Smith from her father's effort to kill him and married John Rolfe. She died in England and, as we understand, another of this statue stands in Graves End, England, looking back at this one.

April 14, 2015

Go Fly A Kite, Yorktown, Virginia


This is a great time of year to fly a kite at the Yorktown beach; an idea not wasted on this little guy.

April 13, 2015

Bountiful Blossoms, Williamsburg, Virginia


The sunlight gently plays on a beautiful bunch of blossoms as they overflow their rustic enclosure.

April 12, 2015

The Classic Sunday Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia


This pristine Model A Ford is just the thing for a drive on a warm, Sunday afternoon.

April 11, 2015

The Graves, Historic Jamestown, Virginia.


The interior of the original Jamestown settlement is marked by a number of crosses showing burial sites. When things were not going well with the Native Americans and there numbers were quickly dwindling from illness and supply shortages, the settlers buried their dead inside the fort so the Native Americans would not know how few remained.

April 10, 2015

Fife And Drum Parade, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


One of the most popular daily events for tourists in Colonial Williamsburg is the fife and drum corps parading down Duke of Gloucester Street.

April 9, 2015

The Marquis de Lafayette In Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Colonial Williamsburg recreates history on a daily basis. From time to time, that recreation includes the appearance of historical figures. In this example, the Marquis de Lafayette addresses the colonial troops while his aide dutifully looks on.

April 8, 2015

The Gregarious Greeter, Williamsburg, Virginia


This gregarious greeter is tasked with keeping all tourists who want to visit the Colonial Courthouse inlcuding those in their own backyars.

April 7, 2015

Digging Historic Jamestown, Virginia


Historic Jamestown, site of the first permanent English settlement in the United States in 1607, is an active archaeological dig location. Visitors can watch the work as history is uncovered.

April 6, 2015

Easter Sunrise Service, Historice Jamestown, Virginia


In the early morning chill, at the site of the original fort built by the 1607 settlers, we took part in an Easter Sunrise Service yesterday. The event is presented by a group of local clergy and included singing and an excellent message for the several hundred people gathered for the service.

April 5, 2015

Happy Easter, Yorktown, Virginia


We liked this photo of a simple, but elegant church with blossoms to say Happy Easter.

April 4, 2015

Easter Best, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
It is time to break out our Easter best, even for colonials.

April 3, 2015

Tourist Return, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Colonial Williamsburg provides a glimpse into colonial living each day, however, as the weather warms the tourist come in ever increasing numbers. This photo, from a few April's ago, shows the activity on Duke of Gloucester Street. The Capitol building at the far end, is about one mile from where we snapped the shot.

April 1, 2015

March 31, 2015

The Dance, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia


Busch Gardens is open, which means dancing in traditional costumes, music, food, games, fireworks, and fantastic roller coasters. A new launch coaster, Tempesto, will open in the coming weeks.

March 30, 2015

Spring Gardening, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Wheelbarrow


Spring gardening begins at the Colonial Williamsburg nursery with an array of time period appropriate tools.

March 27, 2015

Spring Fashion, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Just as the weather warms, dapper young couples stroll Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg wearing the newest fashion.
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