December 20, 2014
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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 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.
December 16, 2014
Finals and Christmas break are clearly in play at the College of William & Mary as students are studying, testing, or on their way home while their bicycles stand idly in the cold.
December 15, 2014
The Colonial Williamsburg nursery garden shed is in the holiday spirit, sporting a wreath in the midst of its well-ordered implements.
December 14, 2014
Williamsburg is home to a Yankee Candle anchor store, which includes a large, year round Christmas shop. Every four minutes, it miraculously snows in the Christmas area, to the delight of children of all ages.
December 12, 2014
This wreath won the "Amateur" blue ribbon in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Christmas Decoration contest. The historic district is decked out colonial style for the holidays, with decor incorporating antlers, oyster shells, apples, tobacco, cotton and more.
December 11, 2014
December 10, 2014
December 9, 2014
The St. George Tucker House looks out on the Courthouse lawn. It is used as a hospitality house for donors to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
December 8, 2014
December 7, 2014
This gent has great expectations about his Christmas shopping in Colonial Williamsburg. What a shopping cart.
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December 5, 2014
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December 3, 2014
Tis the season for decorating everything. Even Lord Botetourt, regally posed in front of the Wren Building on the campus of the College of William and Mary, will take part, as this photo from prior years shows. Unofficially, the Christmas season in Williamsburg kicks off with Colonial Williamsburg "Grand Illumination."
December 2, 2014
When you have no Twitter, Facebook, or email but you really need to let people know what is happening, you can simply pay the Town Crier to get the word out. With bell in hand and voice tried and true, he will get the job done. We are not exactly certain how this can go viral though.
December 1, 2014
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Christmas Town is back at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Lights and seasonal décor abound, as is evident with this shot of the Last Days of Pompeii ride.
November 25, 2014
November 24, 2014
The leaves may change colors and fall from the trees, but gardening continues in Colonial Williamsburg. The ground never freezes, so many cold-weather plants flourish well into the winter, and by employing a number of protective methods, vegetables are grown year round.
November 23, 2014
November 22, 2014
The barber and peruke maker were important people in colonial days as everyone need a good trim, a shave, and a well-powdered wig.