September 16, 2014
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
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
September 12, 2014
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
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
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 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
September 7, 2014
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
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
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
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.
September 3, 2014
On a warm, humid, summer morning when the shadows are still long and the sun not quite unbearable, a slow ride is the perfect pastime. You gaze at the sights and sounds of history while waiting for the next bit of shade to provide a brief respite from the ever growing heat. Ah, a slow ride.
September 2, 2014
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
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
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
August 29, 2014
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
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
This simple shelf beautifully displays plants offered for sale by the Colonial Williamsburg Nursery.
August 25, 2014
August 24, 2014
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
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
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.