Do you have a place that just feels right to visit over and over again? Grayden and I feel that way about visiting Colonial Williamsburg. It's only a couple hours away and always feels right for us. I've written many posts here about this area and will hopefully continue to do more in the future. For our 55th anniversary we both agreed that a trip to Colonial Williamsburg would mark this major milestone wonderfully.
The weather for our 10 day getaway was amazingly beautiful for October.
The clear blue skies greeted us as we walked daily along the streets that are so lovely and remind us of a time long ago.
The gardens are always lovely to check out. Williamsburg's climate allows an abundance of lovely flowers and vegetables to thrive before winter sets in. This garden had many leafy greens such as kale and lettuces along with beets, radishes, and onions.
There were pots of rosemary, thyme, and oregano. Notice the wattle fence. They always intrigue me. I find them a brilliant use of materials found in the garden.
The plant above is Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)! It's in the artichoke family, sometimes referred to as the Artichoke Thistle. It is native to the Mediterranean area. It will grow in zones 7, 8, and 9, so it is quite happy in zone 7 of Colonial Williamsburg.
Behind the lovely homes of Colonial Williamsburg one is welcome to walk the gardens. This lovely garden was full of beautiful St. John's Wort (hypericum perforatum) and Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana) plants.
The Fife and Drum played on the green with the Compton Oak as the backdrop. This group has played in Colonial Williamsburg since 1958. Young men and now young ladies are allowed to try out for the group that is taught by fellow members. Each uniform is accurate down to the buttons on their uniforms. They echo the Fife and Drum Corp of the Revolution that actually was the communication system before present day technology telling the military the next advance.