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 2, 2014

Eclectic Display, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

Modern citizens expect single themed display windows advertising the newest item. If you are selling plants, housewares and garden supplies, the task of creating eye-catching advertisement is more difficult, but in this case, well done.

September 1, 2014

Tailor Shop, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

The tailor shop on Duke of Gloucester Street is a typically small shop with a sign depicting its work. In this case, the wooly sheep to represent his material.

August 31, 2014

Pollinator Palace, Williamsburg Botanical Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia

The pollinator palace is a win/win effort. Built of clay pots, bottles, bricks with holes, plastic pipes, and pallets, the recycling effort is placed in the garden providing a nearby place for the garden pollinators and garden friendly critters to nest and rest.

August 30, 2014

Market Chef, Yorktown, Virginia

Visitors to farmers' markets expect fresh produce. At Yorktown, they get yummy offerings from talented chefs too.

August 29, 2014

Governor's Palace Entry, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

The Governor spared no effort in impressing upon visitors to the Palace the power behind his rule of the king's colony.

August 28, 2014

August 27, 2014

Ebb And Flow, Jamestown Island, Williamsburg, Virginia

The ebb and flow of the tide in the James River makes this spot beautiful and unpredictable. The "Island Drive" on Jamestown Island provides a three or five mile drive, ride, walk or run through the woods and over the marshes. The site in the photo is "Black Point" at which you can leave the paved road and walk to the river's edge. Depending on the tide, you will have a large or small beach to navigate. This is about the midway of the tides. Eagles, osprey, deer, turkey and other residents are often seen on the drive.

August 26, 2014

Beauty In Simplicity, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

This simple shelf beautifully displays plants offered for sale by the Colonial Williamsburg Nursery. 

August 25, 2014

Beach Butterfly, Williamsburg, Virginia

While visiting one of the local beaches, we found this beauty sunning herself. Everyone likes a beach vacation.

August 24, 2014

Living Shelter, Williamsburg Botanical Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia

This shelter at the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens features a "living" roof. Rather than employ typical shingles, it features a dirt covered eco-friendly roof growing a variety plants for the enjoyment of human and animal visitors alike.

August 23, 2014

Chocolate Cravings, Merchants Square Farmers Market, Williamsburg, Virginia

The farmers market at Merchants Square provides a number of offerings. A costumed employee of Colonial Williamsburg and modern woman each satisfied their early morning chocolate craving.

August 22, 2014

Broom Corn, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

This patch of broom corn dwarfs the merchandise tent in the nursery at Colonial Williamsburg. A variety of sorghum, it has been used to make brooms since at least the Dark Ages.

August 21, 2014

August 20, 2014

Go Ape, Freedom Park, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Butterfly Bench, Williamsburg Botanical Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

No Idle Hands, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Oh Deer, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Nature's Way, Williamsburg, Virginia

Nature finds a way to take care of its own, in this case by providing a wonderful shade tree for two beautiful horses in need of a respite from the summer sun.

August 14, 2014

Second Season, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Beautiful Glasshouse Hand-Blown Products, Jamestown Island, Virginia

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

Red Dragonfly, Williamsburg, Virginia

While hiking along one of the local waterways, we came across this bright red dragonfly. Actually, they were everywhere but this sat still long enough for us to get a close up.

August 11, 2014

A Gorgeous Garden, Williamsburg, Virginia

This gorgeous garden is full of lush vegetation, towering blooms, and the shade of a crepe myrtle tree.

August 10, 2014

Recycled Mailbox, Eco-Discovery Park, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Glasshouse, Jamestown Island, Williamsburg, Virginia

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

The Morning Commute, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia


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.
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