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.

September 24, 2015

The Market House, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Construction on the Market House near the Magazine and Courthouse continues.

September 23, 2015

Jams River Beach, Williamsburg, Virginia

This beach on the James River along the Colonial Parkway varies in size with tides but provides a beautiful walk.

September 22, 2015

The wheelwright is one of many trades exhibited as part of Colonial Williamsburg. These craftsman carry out their tasks as they would have in the 1770's. Coopers, gunsmiths, brick makers and others work daily in the historic district.

September 21, 2015

Cloud Reflections, Williamsburg, Virginia

Reflections in the many bodies of water locally offer beautiful photo opportunities.

September 14, 2015

Friends, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

A Sunday afternoon stroll is always a delight; particularly when shared with friends.

September 12, 2015

Island Osprey, Jamestown Island, Virginia

This osprey surveys his domain from the middle of the James River, just off Jamestown Island, the site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

September 11, 2015

Beautiful Well, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Every colonial home needed a source of water. This homeowner decided it may as well be beautiful.

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


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


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.
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