Celebrating 50 Years While Looking Into The Future

  National Center For State Courts — October 2019   The The National Center For State Courts will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the end of July, 2021. The About page will give you a […]


Butterfly Girl

  Butterfly Girl – Bicentennial Park — September 2020   Best day of the Fall, so far. We had soaking rains that felt very tropical the last few days, but today is cool and crisp. […]


Crafting With Pride

  Joinery Demonstration — The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg — June 2020   Pam and I went downtown on Sunday to take some pictures of the exterior of the finished Art Museums of Colonial […]


C’est Finis

  The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg — June 2020   The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg — October 2019   The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg – October 2018   The Art Museums of […]


Memorial Day 2020

  USS Arizona Remembrance – Pearl Harbor — February 2020   I was fortunate to be with a group of people who visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in February of this year […]


Professional Respect And Appreciation

  The Trellis Restaurant — April 2020   Forty years as a restaurant…opened by a remarkable and forward thinking chef, Marcel Desaulniers…apprentices trained and certified by the American Culinary Federation…one of the earliest ‘farm to […]


Spring Afternoon Carriage Ride

  East Nicholson Street — May 2019   On a beautiful day last May, where the temperature hovered around 70, I was taking pictures of the Compton Oak. It had fully leafed out and was […]


Easter Week And Covid-19

  Williamsburg Inn Easter Weekend — April 2020   Williamsburg Inn Easter Weekend — April 2020   Duke of Gloucester Street Easter Weekend — April 2020   Duke of Gloucester Street Easter Weekend — April […]


Christmas 2019

  Merchant’s Square — December 2019   New Year’s Eve was a beautiful day. Magic seemed to be in the warm, dry air. The streets downtown were crowded with visitors and locals, with all ages […]


35 Years Plus

  Governor’s Palace Canal — October 2019   Over the weekend, Pam and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. The weather was as beautiful then, as it was a few days ago. On our honeymoon […]


Continuously Cultivated For 400 Years

    The other day, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with John McGlennon, my James City County Supervisor, about the upcoming election in early November. We had a chance to talk about […]


Making Progress

  The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg — October 2019   The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg — October 2019   As promised last year, this is an update on the expansion of the Art […]


Number 53

  Govenor’s Palace — May 2019   My first post had a similar view on an equally beautiful day in October, 2015. As I said in that first post, my goal for 52 Weeks In […]


Compton Oak

  Compton Oak On Nicholson Street — May 2019   This beautiful hybrid oak tree, a Compton Oak, is in the center of Colonial Williamsburg, just behind the Court House, and across the street from […]


What Year Is This

  Colonial Gardens With Pasture — May 2019   Williamsburg has an in built way to look at time differently, and it is a gift. Anyone can walk through Colonial Williamsburg and look at a […]


Taking A Walk

  Greensprings Interpretive Trail — October 2015   When I see this image of one of the boardwalks on the Greensprings Interpretive Trail, I think about a song by J.D Souther on his Tenderness album […]


The Sun Is Staying Around A Little Longer

  Lamb Recharging For The Next Romp — March 2018   There are a lot of cues that we use to recognize Spring is coming and the cold days of Winter will soon be gone. […]


Book Ends

  Oxen Considering Options On John Custis Property — March 2018   An interesting coincidence happened while I was at the Visitor Center renewing my Good Neighbor Pass. While waiting for a new ID card […]


Hazzah! Hazzah! Hazzah!

Every year since 1934 on the first Sunday of December, Colonial Williamsburg starts the Holiday Season with the Grand Illumination, where fresh decorations enliven front doors; lit candles are placed in the windows of buildings, […]


Happy Halloween

  Shields Tavern – October 2018   A word to the wise who want to eat at one of the Colonial Williamsburg Taverns – Without a reservation, it could be a long wait! Check out […]


Something New To Display Something Old

  The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg – October 2018   The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a little over a year into a two and one half year expansion to the facility that houses the […]



  Jamestown Yacht Basin — August 2018   If you have any experience living near bodies of water, you know that, more times than not, as the sun sets, the breeze drops and the water […]


Clouds Behind The Vines

  Williamsburg Winery Vines — May 2018   Along with everyone else who lives on the East Coast, we have had our share of rain the last two weeks. Today, the rain has stopped and […]


Speaking Out

  Colonial Capitol Williamsburg — March 2018   In the Colonial Capitol here in Williamsburg, some of our greatest founding fathers discussed, argued, and legislated as representatives for the people of Virginia. As the Colonial […]


Gray February Day Points To Rebirth

  Colonial Parkway – February 2018   Even though I am not a big fan of February, which I know is not unique to me, there is one thing I look forward to on rainy, […]


Bomb Cyclone

  Scavenging Doe — January 2018   I try to keep up with weather related phenomena, but the Bomb Cyclone that hit us as the New Year was just underway, was a new meteorological term […]


Year’s End

  College Creek Sunset — Late September 2017   In September, as Fall was beginning, I asked my good friends for more than 20 years, Beth and Greg, if I could take some pictures of […]


Thanksgiving 2017

  James Fort — October 2017   On a Saturday afternoon in October, there was a knock at my door. It was my Delegate from the Virginia General Assembly. We had an election in November, […]


They Knew It When They Saw It

    My friend Bill died about a year ago. The word “big” does not fully encompass his view of life and living and who he was. He had a big heart, big intellect, big […]


Treasure Island

    We have our share of all types of roads in Williamsburg: congested interstates, rural highways, secondary and tertiary roads, along with a good number of dirt roads. Most are scenic. Some decidedly so. […]


Afternoon Ride

  Williamsburg Winery – August 2017   Riding up from College Creek towards the winery, the road is covered by a canopy of leaves, and it is quite shady and dark. It is a nice […]


Goin’ Fishin’

    It’s always hot here in August. But not so hot that a father can’t jump in the boat to go fishing with his sons at lunch time. When they paddled near me, I […]



    When I moved here in the middle 1980’s, it was strongly suggested that I do two thing: see the Dogwoods in Queens Lake, and go to Pierce’s for barbeque. Both represent a unique […]


Colorful Canoes Brighten A Day

  Waller Mill Park – May 2017   After thirty years living here in Williamsburg, my friend Susan is retiring and moving up north to be closer to her grand child and family. She had […]



    Remembering Joy – Being accepted Excitement – What is to come Hope – To do the best and succeed Growth – Learning some of life’s lessons Connection – Friendships for life Future – […]



  Cruiser At William & Mary – April 2017   Oooooh, that’s a nice bike…pretty color, wide handle bars and a basket for your stuff, shiny fenders, coaster brakes, cushy seat, one gear, and you […]


Weekend Concert

  Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka – April 2017   Mom is right – when the weekend is beautiful, find something to do outside. It is early spring, the leaves are still budding […]


Birthday Flowers

  Flowers For One Fine Gal- April 2017   The other day the doorbell rang, I opened the door and was handed the arrangement above. I recognized the work immediately and knew it was for […]


Windy Day

  College Creek Beach Path – April 2017   We have had a lot of windy weather here the last five days due to a slow moving low pressure system that was spinning over Ohio […]


An Historical Puzzle

  Robertson’s Windmill – February, 2017   When I was taking pictures on the pedestrian bridge at the Visitor’s Center for How Are We Doing, it was a very sunny, brightly lit day. It was […]


Books Without Titles

  Williamsburg Library – February 2017   While I was framing this picture outside of the Williamsburg Library, I was standing in the road. Other than a glance to make sure I was not about […]


How Are We Doing?

  For those walking to Colonial Williamsburg from the Visitors Center, the fastest, safest way is to use the pedestrian bridge. Walking across the bridge is a journey back in time. There are plaques on […]


Another Year Ends

  December Sunset 2016     I hope your year went well, and that the one coming is better.  


Christmas Season Begins

  Dusk — December 2011   I have known Joan almost the whole time I have lived here. She is one of my dental hygienists. She is always curious about what we have been up […]


Forward in Time

  Forward in Time — December 2011   It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon in early December. The air was crisp, but warm in the sun. I thought I would go downtown and look at […]


Thanksgiving Will Be Soon

  Thanksgiving November — 2014   My Mom, who is 95, has visited us many times over the last 30 years along with my Dad. Starting in 2004, she visited every Christmas for eight years, […]


Small, White Rooms

  Small, White Rooms — November, 2016   As a child, when I was ill, our General Practitioner Medical Doctor (GP) would stop by the house to check in on me. He had this wonderful […]


Ponds and Country Roads

  Jolly Pond — September 2016   One of the many charms of this area is the variety of country roads that can be explored. They do not all have picturesque vistas, but many do. […]



  Jamestown Yacht Basin – September 2016   In the spring of 1607 three sail boats owned by the Virginia Company of London, sailed up from the Caribbean Islands and made a turn to port […]


Past Tents

  Funhouse Fest – June 2016     Funhouse Fest – June 2016     Eastern State Hospital Original Location – July 2016   The Virginia Arts Festival was held this past June on the […]


Watch Where You Step

  Yorktown Onion With Cactus, Colonial Parkway – June 2016   Yorktown Onion With Cactus, Colonial Parkway – June 2016   Yorktown Onion, Colonial Parkway – June 2016   When I took pictures of the […]


100 Years of African-American Quilts

  African-American Quilts at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum – June 2016   I was walking around downtown on a sunny, cool, late June afternoon and saw this. I was taken by the […]


Respite From The Hustle And Bustle

  Where Richmond Road and North Boundary Street meet, near the beginning of Duke of Gloucester Street, hidden in plain sight is the Adams Garden. It is a beautiful, quiet place you might easily pass […]


Saturday Morning When The Weather Is Warm

  Williamsburg Farmer’s Market – April 2016   Janice, who helps me with my picture framing, and I were talking a few weeks ago about 52 Weeks In Williamsburg, and I asked her what picture […]



  Dogwoods in Queens Lake – April 2016   Dogwoods in Queens Lake – April 2016   I grew up in Washington, D.C., and in our yard grew native dogwoods. Very delicate trees that my […]


Days Gone By

  Rockefeller Boat House – April 2016   Golden Horseshoe Gold Course – April 2016   In the early 2000’s my wife and I wanted to find a different way to exercise that was not […]


Room With A View

  A Quiet Day To Enjoy Some Ice Cream – February 2016   There are 2,800 Baskin-Robbins locations in the United States. Why an image of an ice cream store? This one is special for […]


That Is A Lot Of Work

  A Field Of Votive Lights – March 2016   Vines Held In Place Ready To Grow – March 2016   I see the vines grown by the Williamsburg Winery everyday throughout the year. They […]


Sandbar At College Creek

  Fall Afternoon at College Creek Flowing Toward the Beach – October 2015   Fall Afternoon at College Creek Beach Looking at the Sandbar – October 2015   I asked someone who is close to […]


Misty Morning In The Vineyards

  The Gazebo In The Vineyards – November 2014   My wife was on her way to work just before 7:00 AM one morning. She had not been out the door long when I heard […]


Wren Pennant, Bell, & Clock

  Wren Pennant, Bell, and Clock atop the Wren Building College of William & Mary – February 2016   I was sitting at the desk of a special person, Vanessa, and asked her for that […]


Autumn Morning In Colonial Williamsburg

  Autumn Morning Sweep in CW – October 2015   Autumn Morning Tours in CW – October 2015   Autumn Morning Jog in CW – October 2015   Front steps are swept First tours have […]


Bridge At Crim Dell

  The Bridge At Crim Dell – April 2016   The Bridge at Crim Dell – January 2016   Fans of the College of William and Mary immediately recognize the image of this beautiful spot, […]


Yorktown Onion

  Yorktown Onion Colonial Parkway – June 2015   Yorktown Onion Colonial Parkway — June, 2015   Yorktown Onion Colonial Parkway — June, 2015   Do you know what a Yorktown Onion is? My good […]


First Post

  Traditional image of the Colonial Capital in Williamsburg, Virginia – October 2015   Most people think of an image like this when they recall a memory of Williamsburg, Virginia. What I hope to show […]