Neighbors gather in the side yard to share a moment from the day's labor and the sun.
October 30, 2014
October 29, 2014
In 1781, American and French troops pinned down Lord Cornwallis and the British at Yorktown. The artillery siege was so effective the townspeople and troops took refuge near this bluff. Lord Cornwallis used this cave as his headquarters until he surrendered on October 19.
October 28, 2014
A gentleman enjoys the view down Duke of Gloucester Street while leisurely riding in front of the Capitol in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
October 27, 2014
October 26, 2014
October 25, 2014
It is a perfect time for a carriage ride through Colonial Williamsburg. The sun hangs low in the sky and creates wonderful patterns of light and shade as you ride comfortably in a sporty convertible.
October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
This large vulture popped over the water with the morning sun on his back, giving a burst of color to its normally dark almost black plumage. With a five foot wingspan, it creates quite a presence when this close.
October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014
The Public Hospital, like many of the larger building in Colonial Williamsburg, is topped with a cupola and a weather vane. A group of small birds decided to rest on the vane and bask in the morning sun.
October 20, 2014
This is a restoration of one of Thomas Archer's "Houses Under The Hill." It is built on the original foundation of one destroyed in the fire of 1814. Yorktown is built on a steep hill, so the "Archer Houses" at the river's edge were "under" the hill.
October 19, 2014
Strolling through Colonial Williamsburg with its many costumed employees and guests who prepared to dress for the excursion can make one feel out of place. Colonial Williamsburg rents and sells period appropriate apparel for those so inclined to fully experience 1774.
October 18, 2014
Marching bands, floats, pep rallies and tailgating lead to one destination today; Zable Stadium. The Tribe will take on Villanova in its homecoming game. Click here for details.
October 17, 2014
The Coleman Bridge towers over the Yorktown beach. This photo was taken from the fishing pier that extends into the York River.
October 16, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg is a working colonial town. The weaver is one of the trades exhibited. they make cloth and complete all the tasks, as they were done in the 1770's. The workers will answer all questions about the process and uses of their trade.
October 15, 2014
While the rest of the flock spread out in the pasture, this woolly couple stayed close during their picnic, rarely allowing more than a few inches to separate them. There is nothing "sheepish" about these two; ovine courting is alive and well.
October 14, 2014
Though temperatures still flirt with 80, the growing wood piles in front of Colonial Williamsburg's various stores and trade shops is evidence that fall approaches.
October 13, 2014
"The Blue Notes," a teen-aged quartet, rocked the Merchants Square Farmers Market on Saturday, easily working through classic blues, rock and jazz tunes like old pros. Click here to see them on you tube.
October 12, 2014
"The Wall That Heals" is a half scale model of the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It travels the country to bring the solemn experience of remembering more than 58,000 service members who lost their lives in the war. The names are listed in chronological order of the date of the service members death. The replica is 250 feet long and arranged in a chevron pattern. A mobile museum is also part of the presentation.
The display is a moving yet somber experience.
October 11, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg's "So Far From Scioto" drama depicts the story of a group of Shawnee emissaries sent to Williamsburg in 1774 as surety for the peace treaty to end conflict.
October 9, 2014
Waller Mill Park features this beautiful lake, several hiking trails of various degrees of difficulty, a disc golf course, a dog park, picnicking areas, fishing and boat rentals. This photo was taken from one of the hiking trails.
October 8, 2014
It is a dilemma as old as time; do you give up the bowl you have to get the food on the steps or to check out what your brother has in his bowl, knowing you could lose the bowl you have? Particularly when brother number three is hiding just off camera waiting to make a move.
October 7, 2014
October 6, 2014
October 5, 2014
Grace Episcopal Church sits on a high hill above the York River in Yorktown. The parish was established in 1634 and the church built in 1697. In addition to its history, we are intrigued by the tree in the foreground that grew up both sides of the brick wall.