We have been back for a couple of days now. It is Wednesday evening (the 14th) and we have just had our first winter advisory. Snow is expected in the morning but it is supposed to turn into rain for the rest of the day. I think those of you who live further out will get more than we will - I am thinking of my friend in Winchester, and I know some of my blogging friends are out there also - and I will just say, stay warm and stay inside if you can. I really worry for my friends going out in snow and ice. I also wish we could send some of this weather out to California to help with those horrific fires.
Getting back to my second post on our trip to Williamsburg, we awoke to sunny skies and decided to get out early and take a walk in Williamsburg. The main road is blocked off to traffic.
There was a farmer's market taking place also.
And there were lots of dogs, a very dog-friendly place here.
We never pass a book store without taking a look around.
No books today but I did pick up some greeting cards.
A very pretty day compared to yesterday. Below is The Dog Street Pub. We didn't check that out but I am sharing the link so that you can. Whenever I color letters in red it is usually a link to other places.
"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."
~Henry David Thoreau~
"I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an Autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done."
Well, maybe not a lot of crimson here, but a lot of Autumn gold.
I enjoy looking at the old Colonial-style buildings,
and I see that the town is starting to decorate for the holidays. Hmmm....I am not quite there yet.
This is Thomas Jefferson. He always gets a lot of company to sit (or stand) next to him. He is seen here writing the Declaration of Independence.
We walked on the grounds of the College of William and Mary.
Below, if you enlarge the photo, you can read a short history.
We are approaching the statue of Norborne Berkeley, who was the governor of the Virginia colony from 1768 to 1770, and also a member of the board of visitors at this college.
He is buried in the crypt of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, shown nearby in these few photos.
Before coming to Virginia he was a Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire.
He was a very popular governor, born in England in 1717.
I am not sure what this building is called but as I stand in front of the statue looking towards the Wren building, this one is on my right.
We are in what is called the historic triangle, walking along these lovely brick pathways.
We are at the other end of the Farmer's market.
I saw the candy store advertised a few days ago, when I was looking on line for places to visit in Williamsburg. It has an excellent reputation and was very busy inside. I bought a few items to give as gifts, for those friends I know who have a sweet tooth. There is a Facebook page here.
One last shot of the dogs we saw.
If you ever want to visit Williamsburg, here is their website with useful information.
It was time to move on to meet up with our family at the restaurant, but I will share those photos next time. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a very happy day.