Thursday, December 29, 2022
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Monday, December 26, 2022
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Not the most Christmassy of photographs, to be sure. But given the intense cold that so many of us are experiencing right now, I thought it nonetheless appropriate. This is the gunsmith's furnace in Colonial Williamsburg. Most telling, though, is this next photograph taken just moments after the tourists above had left. :-) Stay warm!
Friday, December 23, 2022
I thought those potted Christmas trees with pineapples on top in the background lent a sort of fairyland quality to this Colonial Williamsburg house. Quite apropos, especially considering the weather that is about to move in--freezing temps and high winds. Brr!! Hope you're able to stay warm and dry wherever you are.
By the way, here's a link to some fabulous seasonal music, in case you were looking. :-)
Thursday, December 22, 2022
This was the scene early in the morning at the Governor's Palace this past Saturday as Colonial Williamsburg prepared to celebrate its final Grand Illumination weekend. Crews were setting up the stage for musical performances while a contractor prepared the fireworks in the formal garden located driectly behind the palace.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
There are literally hundreds of Christmas wreaths showing up around Williamsburg these days, each one slightly or wholly different from the others. And just when you think you've seen them all . . . well, another one pops up. That's part of the fun here around this time of year.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Monday, December 12, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022
Sunday, December 4, 2022
It's that time of year again when the elves here in Colonial Williamsburg start adorning the town with their wreaths. There are litterally hundreds of them around, so I'll only share those I come across on a more-or-less daily basis. My understanding that work on these wreaths began many months ago and, indeed, occurs virtually year around as people begin cultivating and collecting the various articles needed to create them.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Monday, November 28, 2022
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Had lunch yesterday at Hamilton's in Charlottesville and ordered the Vegetarian "Blue Plate" Special. As far as I could figure it was made up of a couple of different kinds of squash pickled radishes, cabbage, carrots, arugula (?), and some things fried (?). Very good. Just right, as Goldilocks would have put it.
How about you? Eat anything new and or different over the Thanksgiving holiday?
Friday, November 25, 2022
Linking again today with Skywatch Friday
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Surprising end to my hiking adventure. Near the end, a hiker stumbled and fell on the trail's loose rocks (probably worn out by her earlier ascent), suffering a contusion to her face, although no one could be certain that her injuries weren't any worse. Fortunately, I had a first aid kit with me, something I now always carry with me whenever I'm hiking in the backcountry after having witnessed a number of other such mishaps.
Anyway, with the help of another hiker or two, we soon got the injured hiker back on her feet and accompanied her to the trail's end. Always good to hike these trails with others when you can because one never ever knows what might lurk just around the next turn.
Monday, November 21, 2022
As wonderful as the view from Humpback Rocks was and is, I was equally
fascinated by what I call "trail sculpture" or, in other words, nature's
art as crafted by--who knows how many years-- of exposure to the elements
here at around 3,080 feet (938.784 meters).