Monday, June 27, 2022

Coca Cola

Takes a lot of Coke, apparently, to satisfy the tourists who come to Colonial Williamsburg.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Tea & Coffee Houses

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Williamsburg (above)

illy Caffè Williamsburg

Thursday, June 16, 2022


 Kilwins in downtown Williamsburg is a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022



It's that season of the year again when it pays to keep a close eye on what might be lying on the trail in front of you. 

Right now, for instance, turtles everywhere are laying their eggs.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Bonnet House IX


So I think I will close out this series with two views of the Bonnet House's freshwater slough. The first is of the Bonnet House itself. The one below is of the covered bridge near the entrance to the slough and depicting the more urban environment now surrounding this little oasis.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Bonnet House VIII


This is when you know you are definitely no longer in Virginia. :-)

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Bonnet House VII


From what I read and heard, the owners of Bonnet House imported a troop of monkeys to share their tropical paradise. Sadly, only one remains. Though one can only imagine what Fort Lauderdale would be like if that original colony had survived and grown. A barrel of laughs? :-)

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Bonnet House VI


Doorway leading from the Bonnet House's dining room to the kitchen and pantry.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Bonnet House V

Vintage Marcel Guillot French hand-painted scallop seashell plates.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Bonnet House IV


Bonnet House boasts five different ecosystems within the property: primary and secondary dunes, mangrove wetlands, a fresh water slough (below) and a maritime forest.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Bonnet House II


Evelyn Fortune Bartlett
Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, 1933
Oil on Canvas

A portrait of the artist's friend Catherine Eddy Beveridge. She was the best friend of all three of Frederic Clay Bartlett's wives and Helen Birch Bartlett's cousin. The house which once stood on the south west corner of the Bonnet House property was built by her.

Sunday, June 5, 2022