March 1, 2015
We caught this chubby little fellow, along with many friends, eating the berries off our trees, despite the snow. We never saw robins flock like this before; counting thirty-five at once.
February 28, 2015
The statues of John Marshall and George Wythe, the namesakes of the College of William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law quickly embraced the snow as it began to fall.
February 27, 2015
February 22, 2015
Visitor's to the Governor's Palace are welcomed with open arms and a wide array of weaponry - just to remind everyone who is in charge.
February 21, 2015
February 20, 2015
Historic Bruton Parish Church makes a beautiful place to get in out of the frigid weather and bask in the glow of its beauty. It is located on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg and continues with an active congregation.
February 19, 2015
Williamsburg is occasionally blessed with a little snow that lasts a day or two as the temperatures usually shift upward and quickly melt it all away. Not so this week when we received about 6 inches of snow and ice with uncharacteristically cold temperatures keeping the snow around, the roads ice covered, and the children out of school all week. Tonight, we will flirt with record lows of about 1 with a -5 to -10 wind chill. Hope the birds snuggle in their bird bottle.
February 18, 2015
The Hartwell Perry Tavern has a unique sign which depicts its name in pictures. The deer or "hart" at the top, and the well between two pear trees. Ingenious.
February 17, 2015
Christiana Campbell's is one of Colonial Williamsburg wonderful taverns, specializing in seafood. It is said to have been George Washington's favorite when he was in town for government business. It is located to the rear of the Capitol.
February 16, 2015
One problem with trying to depict a city in the colonial era as authentically as Colonial Williamsburg does, is presenting the more modern conveniences, such as public restrooms. This humorous depiction works.
February 13, 2015
Winter in Williamsburg is a mystery; near 70 over the weekend and in the teens with snow yesterday. But, you can always find a beautiful vista no matter the weather.
February 11, 2015
February 10, 2015
The cabinetmaker made furnishings and wooden necessities of all types. One has been in Williamsburg since at least 1722. The Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum displays many examples of the cabinetmaker's work from colonial times.
February 9, 2015
The Waterman's Museum at Yorktown displays a variety of items related to working and being on the water - a very important part of the history of the area. They also bring back life to weathered but worth craft.
February 7, 2015
February 6, 2015
Thomas Jefferson patiently waits for the Charter Day festivities at the College of William & Mary, which is celebrating its 322 anniversary today.
February 4, 2015
February 3, 2015
February 2, 2015
February 1, 2015
January 31, 2015
January 30, 2015
The Coleman Bridge spans the York River from Yorktown to Gloucester Point. To accommodate large naval ships and cargo barges, the middle spans rotate on the two large, round columns in the middle. Despite its functionality, it is attractive bathed in the late day sun.
January 29, 2015
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
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 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.