Friday, April 24, 2015

Find LOVE in Colonial Williamsburg!

Most people know our state motto, "Virginia is for Lovers", and if you live in Virginia you are probably aware of the LOVE signs that are traveling around the state. 

Virginia is for Lovers

This weekend the LOVE sign made it's way to Merchant's Square in Williamsburg, 
and of course I had to visit it. 

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Colonial Williamsburg sheep via foobella.blogspot.com

Colonial Williamsburg carriage ride via foobella.blogspot.com

And then of course we had to take a stroll through Colonial Williamsburg. I never get tired of it. 
The landscape is always changing through each season, so there is always something new to see.  
I especially love it when we get their early in the morning before the crowds come. It's so peaceful. 

Colonial Williamsburg garden via foobella.blogspot.com

I wish we had smell-o-vision, because this little corner under this tree smelled so sweet. ^

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This little corner is so pretty. ^

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I want a spot like this of my own. ^

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Colonial Williamsburg garden via foobella.blogspot.com


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Colonial Williamsburg garden via foobella.blogspot.com
click above to view full panoramic. ^

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Colonial Williamsburg garden via foobella.blogspot.com

My trees! Here's another view. Remember them from a couples posts back? ^

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It never occurred to me until this last visit, but I wonder how many people walk down Duke of Gloucester Street in CW and never venture through the gates and into the gardens. I wonder if some people even realize they are allowed to walk through most gardens without a ticket. The street is always full of tourists, but when we walk through the gardens we run across very few people.  

So, for those who may not be aware, you will know what areas you aren't allowed in when you try to enter them. Otherwise, it's all there for everyone to enjoy! (Not that I mind having a colonial garden all to myself now and then. ☺)  

Sunday, April 5, 2015

It's Time For Spring!

Here's a little walk we took through Colonial Williamsburg yesterday. 

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I love CW and we go there a lot. 

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No matter how many times I've been there I still see an interesting view I hadn't noticed before. 

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It was a perfect weather day, about 70 degrees. 
If only it could always be this perfect. 
I'll just try to soak it all in as best I can, 
because hot and humid weather is right around the corner. 

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Lastly, daffodils from around our yard. ^

Happy Easter and Happy Spring. 

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

These Trees

I have been passing by these trees for years. Every time I do, I tell myself that I will photograph them from the perfect vantage point in all four seasons.  I have yet to do so.
I don't know exactly what it is about them.
They are especially sculptural at this time of year,
but really, they stand out in all seasons. 


I think I might even have some photos of them that were taken years ago with my film camera.
It will take some digging to find that out.



I don't even know what kind of trees they are. Sycamores? 

I do love seeing them, though.
They are like old friends.
If you ever find yourself on the corner of Francis Street and S Nassau Street in Williamsburg,
maybe you, too, will see why I like them so much.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

History In Miniature at Colonial Williamsburg

I know there are dollhouse fans and lovers of all things miniature out there, and this post is just for you.  My husband and I visited the new exhibition, The World Made Small, at the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg this past weekend. The exhibit runs through September 7th for anyone interested in checking it out. 


"Dollhouses are some of the most popular miniature versions of the real world. On view will be a museum favorite—the enormous Long Island Dollhouse made around 1900 which is fully furnished. The earliest dollhouse in the exhibit was made in 1820 for twin girls. Other houses include a house made in the Chesapeake around 1835 and a colonial revival house made around 1940. While young girls played house, what about the young boys? Wonderful German-made playsets from the 19th century will be featured including a fort, a soldiers’ campsite and a farm." 



I love this fireplace with what looked like a handpainted scene above the mantle. ^



Can you see the gentle giant peeking in the window above? ^












I think this little kitchen was my favorite of the day. 


Couldn't you just imagine you are standing in a real kitchen looking at these closeups? 



Now that was my kind of exhibit. I wanted to take it all home with me. 


Thanks for visiting.


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