~ 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.

March 1, 2015

Robin Eating Berries In The Snow, Williamsburg, Virginia


We caught this chubby little fellow, along with many friends, eating the berries off our trees, despite the snow. We never saw robins flock like this before; counting thirty-five at once.

February 28, 2015

Snow Day For Marshall And Wythe, College of William And Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia


The statues of John Marshall and George Wythe, the namesakes of the College of  William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law quickly embraced the snow as it began to fall.

February 27, 2015

Bird Bottle In Snow, Williamsburg, Virginia



 Like much of the east coast, we have done little other than deal with snow and ice for the past week. This bird bottle carries the nearly eight inches we had Thursday.


February 22, 2015

Governor's Welcome, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
Visitor's to the Governor's Palace are welcomed with open arms and a wide array of weaponry - just to remind everyone who is in charge.

February 21, 2015

Greenhow's Store, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia



Greenhow's, one of the small shops in Colonial Williamsburg, offers a variety of items for sale for every member of the family.

February 20, 2015

Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, Virginia


Historic Bruton Parish Church makes a beautiful place to get in out of the frigid weather and bask in the glow of its beauty. It is located on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg and continues with an active congregation.

February 19, 2015

Snow Birds, Williamsburg, Virginia


Williamsburg is occasionally blessed with a little snow that lasts a day or two as the temperatures usually shift upward and quickly melt it all away. Not so this week when we received about 6 inches of snow and ice with uncharacteristically cold temperatures keeping the snow around, the roads ice covered, and the children out of school all week. Tonight, we will flirt with record lows of about 1 with a -5 to -10 wind chill. Hope the birds snuggle in their bird bottle.

February 18, 2015

Hartwell Perry Tavern's Smart Sign, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


The Hartwell Perry Tavern has a unique sign which depicts its name in pictures. The deer or "hart" at the top, and the well between two pear trees.  Ingenious.

February 17, 2015

Christiana Campbell's Tavern, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


Christiana Campbell's is one of Colonial Williamsburg wonderful taverns, specializing in seafood. It is said to have been George Washington's favorite when he was in town for government business. It is located to the rear of the Capitol.

February 16, 2015

Keeping It Colonial, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


One problem with trying to depict a city in the colonial era as authentically as Colonial Williamsburg does, is presenting the more modern conveniences, such as public restrooms. This humorous depiction works.

February 13, 2015

Winter On The Water, Williamsburg, Virginia

River Reflections

Winter in Williamsburg is a mystery; near 70 over the weekend and in the teens with snow yesterday. But, you can always find a beautiful vista no matter the weather.

February 11, 2015

The Cemetery, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

jones cemetery

Quietly nestled outside the wall of the Capitol, at the end of Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg, is this small cemetery.

February 10, 2015

The Cabinetmaker, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

 
The cabinetmaker made furnishings and wooden necessities of all types. One has been in Williamsburg since at least 1722. The Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum displays many examples of the cabinetmaker's work from colonial times.

February 9, 2015

Watermen's Museum Boats, Yorktown, Virginia


The Waterman's Museum at Yorktown displays a variety of items related to working and being on the water - a very important part of the history of the area. They also bring back life to weathered but worth craft.

February 7, 2015

February 6, 2015

Happy Charter Day, College Of William And Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Jefferson at WM

Thomas Jefferson patiently waits for the Charter Day festivities at the College of William & Mary, which is celebrating its 322 anniversary today.

February 4, 2015

February 3, 2015

Off To Work, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


A heavy coat, sturdy boots and a hatchet strapped over your shoulder and you are off to work.

February 2, 2015

River Perch, Yorktown, Virginia

River Perch


Wandering along the river outside of the beach season provides access to many quiet, natural vistas, like this gull perched on pylons soaking in the later afternoon sun.

February 1, 2015

Light Out, Yorktown, Virginia


As the sun sets and the light of day fades, street lights begin to glow along the river.

January 31, 2015

Refinery, Yorktown, Virginia


The refinery at the mouth of the York River quietly goes about its business, oblivious to the beach-goers nearby.

January 30, 2015

Coleman Bridge, Yorktown, Virginia


The Coleman Bridge spans the York River from Yorktown to Gloucester Point. To accommodate large naval ships and cargo barges, the middle spans rotate on the two large, round columns in the middle. Despite its functionality, it is attractive bathed in the late day sun.

January 29, 2015

Colorful Jellyfish, York River, Yorktown, Virginia


We came across this colorful jellyfish in the York River and could not resist taking his photo, particularly since he posed so well.

January 28, 2015

Spies In Williamsburg, Virginia


The Revolutionary War TV drama, "Turn," and its spy ring filmed in Colonial Williamsburg this week. While we could not get close to the actual shoot, we did see the crew and some of the items they brought to the set, including this carriage.

January 27, 2015

The Freight Shed, Yorktwon, Virginia


The Freight Shed provides a picture-perfect view of the York River and Yorktown through its massive glass windows. It is a popular site for weddings and other events.
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