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.

January 29, 2015

Colorful Jellyfish, York River, Yorktown, Virginia

We came across this colorful jellyfish in the York River and could not resist taking his photo, particularly since he posed so well.

January 28, 2015

Spies In Williamssburg, Virginia

The Revolutionary War TV drama, "Turn," and its spy ring filmed in Colonial Williamsburg this week. While we could not get close to the actual shoot, we did see the crew and some of the items they brought to the set, including this carriage.

January 27, 2015

The Freight Shed, Yorktwon, Virginia

The Freight Shed provides a picture-perfect view of the York River and Yorktown through its massive glass windows. It is a popular site for weddings and other events.

January 26, 2015

Eagle Look Out, Yorktown, Virginia

This bald eagle perched on a post in the middle of the York River for quite some time, surveying the landscape and monitoring the possibilities for dinner.

January 25, 2015

Sunken Garden, College Of William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

The Sunken Garden, a large, open area ringed by class buildings and the Wren Building, is a gathering spot for students.

January 23, 2015

Stately Carriage, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


A stately carriage ride is a timeless thrill, even in the cold of winter.

January 20, 2015

Greenhow Store Interior, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of colonial fare for purchase in its stores. The Greenhow store offers toys, pewter, and more.

January 19, 2015

Moss Covered Houses, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Moss-covered wooden shingles adorn the roofs of many colonial houses.

January 17, 2015

January 13, 2015

Greenhow Store, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

The shops in Colonial Williamsburg display colorful signs to catch the attention of passersby.

January 12, 2015

Winter Marsh, Williamsburg, Virginia

The marshes and waterways, lush and green most of the year, now wear their drab winter attire.

January 11, 2015

Capitol Exposed, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Winter clears the leaves from the trees ringing the Capitol, allowing a great view of the building.

January 10, 2015

Jamestown Island Deer, Williamsburg, Virginia

As the sun begins to set, Jamestown Island comes alive with deer looking for an evening meal.

January 5, 2015

January 4, 2015

Great Tree, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

This massive oak stands on the courthouse greens in Colonial Williamsburg. We understand it was taken from the Great Dismal Swamp and transplanted here during the renovation of the historic district in the 1930's. It is so large that it provides great shade, even in January.

January 2, 2015

Delicate Decor, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

This small, delicate wooden silhouette graced the window of one of the historic buildings in Colonial Williamsburg. We took the photo outside the building.

December 25, 2014

Christmas Wish From Williamsburg, Virginia

We hope everyone gets their Christmas wish, too.

December 22, 2014

Oddest Christmas Carol, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia

The oddest version of the Christmas Carol occurs at Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square. Presented from a small trailer with a stage, one actor carries the show with a hilarious sidekick who provides a variety of characters and effects. The basic story is presented but includes commentary and music from Phantom of the Opera. It is a must see if you are in the area.

December 21, 2014

Courthouse Style, Colonial Williamsburg, Virgina


This fashionable young man adjusts his cap as he greets visitors to the Colonial Courthouse, where guests may take part in a trial.

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.
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