Williamsburg Gate Weight

A few weeks ago, I posted an image of a water well seen during a midday stroll through the historic district in Williamsburg, VA.  That same property was bordered by this algae covered fence.  While I thought the green color really added to the look of the white fence, I’m not sure that the caretakers of the historic property agree.

I was also drawn to this gate weight which allows the garden gate to swing gently closed by gravity.

I wasn’t able to find much history about these 18th century gate weights.

Can any of you gardeners or historians offer any information?

Monochromia: Rocker

My contribution to Monochomia last Saturday was another image taken while in Williamsburg, VA for a Nurse Practitioner conference.

Monochromia

Sunset: almost looks like camera flash, doesn’t it?

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Celebration

Event planning as a volunteer, not a professional, is motivated by passion for a cause.  It requires alot of work, but the drive to succeed is great.  Event planning for a friend is motivated by love and the desire to create fun and happiness.

We celebrated a friend’s 50th Birthday this past weekend, and not only was it a lot of fun, it gave me an opportunity to play with photography.

You’ve heard me lament (whine?) about the lack of time spent with my camera in hand.

This event allowed me to find some time, AND enjoy a cocktail.

A lovely  way to spend an evening.

Water Well

While attending a Nurse Practitioner Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia this week, I was able to take a brief walk through the historic district.  Heading back home later today.

Richmond

A 48 hour trip to Richmond, VA  – also known as RVA – was packed with appointments, visits with family and friends, and good food and drink.  Founded in 1607, Richmond is Virginia’s working capital.  History, arts, entertainment, and dining are just a few of the amenities of this city that I called home for seven years while attending the Medical College of Virginia.

Every moment was filled, and as I ran from place to place, I often had nothing but my cell phone in my hand.  I didn’t come away with many photos, but the memories will sustain me.

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I managed to find parking along E Franklin St and walked the block over to Perly’s Restaurant, a creative jewish deli where “bites & dinners are served in this funky, retro eatery hung with family photos”.  Oh my goodness, the potato latkes as an appetizer and the pototo and duck pierogies in mushroom and onion sauce were just divine!

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That evening I met with the Girls of August.  We laughed our way through our annual gathering, which always starts with a cosmopolitan.

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The eclipse of the moon was a fitting ending to a lovely day.

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Thank you for stopping by.  I’m working hard to fit WP into my resist lifestyle!

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