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.

September 30, 2014

Chief Powhatan, Williamsburg, Virginia


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.

September 26, 2014

The Capitol Tower, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

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The Capitol tower, with the royal crest, clock, flag and weather vane complete with gold crown, towers over the end of Duke of Gloucester Street. Under its watchful eye, Washington, Jefferson, Henry and others crafted the legislation and words that formed a portion of the basis for the revolution and founding of the United States.

September 25, 2014

The Wren Building, College of William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

The College of William & Mary's Christopher Wren Building is an educational landmark and is the center of many campus traditions. This side of the Wren faces the Sunken Garden and the main area of the campus, while the opposite side bookends Duke of Gloucester Street with the Capitol building one mile away. 

September 24, 2014

Farewell Alliance, Yorktown, Virginia

The schooner Alliance sails the York River and Chesapeake during the summer but will soon make its annual fall migration south to warmer weather and a new group of tourists.

September 23, 2014

The Mate, Yorktown, Virginia

Yorktown features several schooners throughout the summer months that will take passengers on a variety of sailing adventures on the York River. The mate stands ready to welcome you aboard.

September 22, 2014

Call It A Day, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

At the end of a long day drumming for the troops, it is time to head home for a little R&R.

September 20, 2014

The Pleasing Well, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

If you must draw water from a backyard well, it may as well be as pleasing a setting as this.

September 19, 2014

Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardents Williamsburg, Virginia

Busch Gardens Williamsburg's annual Howl-O-Scream is in full swing, providing a wide variety of creepy, scary attractions, shows and characters. After dark, this is not for the faint of heart or small children. This photo is from a previous year.

September 18, 2014

Hats In History, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

When strolling through Colonial Williamsburg, one sees a wide variety of historic hats. There are simple caps, tri-corner hats, straw hats, bonnets, and woolen caps all designed for a specific function - work or beauty. This elegant lady clearly is not dressed for work.

September 17, 2014

Butterfly House, Williamsburg Botanical Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia

This butterfly house is located in the butterfly garden of the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens at Freedom Park. It was our first encounter with one.

September 16, 2014

Super Shopping Cart, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

This may look like an super-sized shopping cart, but in reality, the colonial shops and businesses move merchandise around the historic district without the need for modern transport. 

September 15, 2014

Jamestown Settlement Fountain And Flags, Williamsburg, Virginia

This beautiful fountain and flag display adorns the parking lot at Jamestown Settlement. The three ship masts are a tribute to the three replica ships that carried settlers to Jamestown in 1607. Each state flag is displayed along the grassy mall.

September 14, 2014

Ox Break, Williamsburg, Virginiia

This big, red ox takes a break from a hard day of munching grass and napping in the pasture to grab a cool drink.

September 12, 2014

Beach Wedding, Yorktown, Virginia

On a recent trip to Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing, we saw this simple yet picturesque wedding set up on the beach. Though the day was gray, the beautiful location and backdrop created a perfect beach wedding.

September 11, 2014

Perfectly Prim And Proper, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Polished spectacles, waist coat, and gold-braided tri-corner hat sitting just right on his expertly curled wig makes this gentleman perfectly prim and proper in 1774.

September 10, 2014

Street Scene, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

A colonial walks Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, passing the split-rail fences of the pastures and the trash can cleverly disguised as a wooden shipping barrel. But for the red car in the distance crossing the last street allowing traffic, it could be 1770.

September 9, 2014

The Colorful Garden, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

The garden is bursting with color and a variety of plants.  The cresset in the front allows a fire to burn and light the area at night.

September 8, 2014

Windmill, Yorktown, Virginia

This windmill at the Waterman's Museum in Yorktown represents the type that would have been used in colonial times.

September 7, 2014

Hummingbird, Williamsburg, Virginia

This beautiful hummingbird and several of his friends take turns sitting on this jasmine sprig while resting between turns sipping nectar from the feeders. The arbor tubing is about one inch in diameter, to give you scale for the size of the hummingbird.

September 6, 2014

Wythe Arbor, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

At the back of the yard at the Wythe house in Colonial Williamsburg is this fantastic arbor, providing a great view of the gardens and a natural respite from the sun.

September 5, 2014

Scary Birdhouse, Williamsburg, Virginia

This unusual birdhouse would seem to deter visitors, but as the nesting material dangling from the mouth proves, some birds are not chickens.

September 4, 2014

Wheelwright, Colonial Willamsburg, Virginia

Carriages require attention to detail and  a good set of wheels. This carriage will soon be fitted with iron-clad wooden wheels made by hand at the wheelwright shop.
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