~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

~ A DAILY PHOTO BLOG ~

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.

October 24, 2014

Fall Reflections, Williamsburg, Virginia


Evidence of Autumn is popping up around Williamsburg. Here, it reflects nicely in the water.

October 23, 2014

Vulture Encounter, Yorktown, Virginia


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

Mystery At Yorktown, Virginia

 
This newly installed exhibit adjoining the parking lot at Yorktown beach is a bit of a mystery. No sign or information about what it is was posted when we took the photo.

October 21, 2014

Public Hospital Guests, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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

House Under The Hill, Yorktown, Virginia


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

Proper Attire, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
 
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

College Of William And Mary Homecoming, Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Yorktown Beach And Coleman Bridge, Yorktown, Virgina

Yorktown from the Pier


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

The Weaver, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Weaver


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

Pasture Picnic, Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Signs Of Fall, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, Virginia


"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, Williamsburg, Virginia


"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

Native Americans In Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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, Williamsburg, Virginia


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

Cat Dilemma, Yorktown, Virginia

 
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

Moon At Dawn, Yorktown, Virginia

 
The moon watches dawn break from its perch high above the York River,

October 5, 2014

Grace Episcopal Church And Tree, Yorktown, Virginia


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.

October 4, 2014

The Mental Hospital, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Threads of Feeling

The mental hospital in Colonial Williamsburg was the first in the colonies. It displays long discarded tools of the psychiatric profession.

October 3, 2014

Thomas Nelson House, Yorktown, Virginia

Thomas Nelson House




Thomas Nelson was an avid supporter of independence, a delegate to the Continental Congress, and Governor of Virginia. He led and funded a militia during the war and was involved in the Battle of Yorktown at which Cornwallis surrendered. His Yorktown home still has cannon balls embedded in the side.

October 2, 2014

Man Talk, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Man Talk

Manly conversation occurs across generations and centuries in Colonial Williamsburg.

September 30, 2014

Chief Powhatan, Williamsburg, Virginia

Powhatan

The Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse displays this statue of Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas' father, in the garden of the round at the entrance.

September 28, 2014

Sunrise, Yorktown, Virginia


We woke early yesterday to capture the sunrise in Yorktown; we were not disappointed.  A bright pink and orange sky reflected through the street lamps brought the river to life and silhouetted the barges waiting at the mouth of the York River to finish their cargo delivery. A perfect start to a beautiful day. The excursion was prompted by our awesome pastors at the Williamsburg Community Chapel (shameless plug) encouraging the congregation to catch a sunrise or sunset to better appreciate creation.

September 27, 2014

Beach Exercise, Yorktown, Virginia


It was such a beautiful day that this exercise class was held at the Yorktown beach. Everyone properly stretched before working out.
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