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.
August 7, 2014
Farmers Markets abound in the area and usually draw a steady clientele interested in meats, produce, cheeses, candies, pies, seafood, flowers and more. They are a cacophony of colors and aromas.
August 6, 2014
A few cooler days, with temperatures dipping into the low eighties, brought forth a number of folks visiting up and down the street. These three young ladies practiced their social skills the length of Duke of Gloucester Street.
August 5, 2014
August 4, 2014
August 3, 2014
Horses grazing in a small, in-town pasture is not an uncommon sight in Colonial Williamsburg, As we took the photo, a very pleasant lady told us these are Captain and Ranger, Belgian crosses, and they have a claim to fame. In addition to the thousands of tourists they have escorted on carriage rides, they also pulled the Queen of England during her 2007 visit for the Jamestown 400th anniversary celebration and actress, Betty White, when she visited in 2011.
August 2, 2014
August 1, 2014
July 31, 2014
Food For Thought Restaurant is an interesting local favorite on Richmond Road. We enjoy the great food in the unique atmosphere they created using pictures of historical figures and quotes as wall decoration.
July 30, 2014
July 29, 2014
Everyone at the Williamsburg Farmers Market at Merchant Square on Saturday was drawn to the this colorful pile of peppers for sale at one of the booths.
July 28, 2014
Merchants Square offers a variety of shopping opportunities to visitors and a unique way of directing them to it.