Modern citizens expect single themed display windows advertising the newest item. If you are selling plants, housewares and garden supplies, the task of creating eye-catching advertisement is more difficult, but in this case, well done.
September 2, 2014
September 1, 2014
The tailor shop on Duke of Gloucester Street is a typically small shop with a sign depicting its work. In this case, the wooly sheep to represent his material.
August 31, 2014
The pollinator palace is a win/win effort. Built of clay pots, bottles, bricks with holes, plastic pipes, and pallets, the recycling effort is placed in the garden providing a nearby place for the garden pollinators and garden friendly critters to nest and rest.
August 30, 2014
August 29, 2014
The Governor spared no effort in impressing upon visitors to the Palace the power behind his rule of the king's colony.
August 28, 2014
August 27, 2014
The ebb and flow of the tide in the James River makes this spot beautiful and unpredictable. The "Island Drive" on Jamestown Island provides a three or five mile drive, ride, walk or run through the woods and over the marshes. The site in the photo is "Black Point" at which you can leave the paved road and walk to the river's edge. Depending on the tide, you will have a large or small beach to navigate. This is about the midway of the tides. Eagles, osprey, deer, turkey and other residents are often seen on the drive.
August 26, 2014
This simple shelf beautifully displays plants offered for sale by the Colonial Williamsburg Nursery.
August 25, 2014
August 24, 2014
This shelter at the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens features a "living" roof. Rather than employ typical shingles, it features a dirt covered eco-friendly roof growing a variety plants for the enjoyment of human and animal visitors alike.
August 23, 2014
The farmers market at Merchants Square provides a number of offerings. A costumed employee of Colonial Williamsburg and modern woman each satisfied their early morning chocolate craving.
August 22, 2014
This patch of broom corn dwarfs the merchandise tent in the nursery at Colonial Williamsburg. A variety of sorghum, it has been used to make brooms since at least the Dark Ages.
August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014
Freedom Park offers a variety of hiking and biking trails along with Go Ape; a climbing course high in the trees and featuring a zip line. Great fun for the not so faint of heart.
August 19, 2014
A butterfly bench nestled in the butterfly garden of the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens seems quite appropriate. This section of the garden includes plants attractive to butterflies. It creates a colorful backdrop for the delicate Swallowtails and other species that stop for a snack and put on a show.
August 18, 2014
This young colonial woman threads her needle so she can needlepoint between waiting on customers and her other duties at the nursery shop in Colonial Williamsburg. No idle hands here.
August 17, 2014
Deer abound in the Williamsburg area. This beauty lives in the woods along the Colonial Parkway. Many are so used to cars and people going by that they break from eating momentarily, if at all, as they pass. This one graciously posed long enough for this shot.
August 15, 2014
August 14, 2014
The extended growing season in this part of Virginia allows gardeners to grow and harvest well into the fall and early winter months; longer if they have cold-frames. This photo show young plants sprouting next to more mature plants to the left and newer plantings under the bell jars.
August 13, 2014
A few days ago, we featured a photo of the glasshouse on Jamestown Island; an attempt to make money in the new colony in the 1600's. These are some of the beautiful results of the artisans who work there today, demonstrating the craft.
August 12, 2014
August 11, 2014
August 10, 2014
The Eco-Discovery park, adjacent to Jamestown Settlement, provide eco-friendly activities for visitors. This is their mailbox, so you know they are fun to hang out with.
August 9, 2014
The Virginia Company settlers who arrived in 1607 were tasked to find ways to establish money-making industries for the investors. In 1608, German and Polish artisans arrived to set up a glasshouse. This is the replica of that facility, which produces a number of blown glass items for sale. We will feature some of them in an upcoming post.
August 8, 2014
This young lady heads off on her morning commute to work with the long, early morning shadows at her back and her neighbor's wares already on display for would be customers. Many of the employees at Colonial Williamsburg live in the colonial houses not used for public exhibition, making the commute a little easier.