While we were in Colonial Williamsburg we parked next to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Both of these wonderful museums are under one roof. We did not tour the museums this time, but if you get a chance it is quite wonderful. There is a lovely cafe' that we did enjoy lunch a couple of our days on this visit.
The sign was interesting. All Kinds of One-of-a-Kind!
I wanted to share a little park that sits a street over from the museum. We've seen it before but were always on our way to the Duke of Gloucester Street in the colonial area.
This small park has bronze sculptures dotted along the brick lined path that covers the area. We have seen folks walking their dogs and children playing along the paths. On this day it was very quiet and we enjoyed it all to ourselves.
This Cedar Waxwing by David Turner is so lovely with the sun lighting up its details! Turner is an alumnus of William and Mary and lives on the Eastern Shore. Many of his works are located on the W&M campus.
The above piece is called A Slice in Time by Kristen Visbal. After doing some research I've learned it was based on the young George Washington and his cutting down of the cherry tree. This piece is said to be like all of Colonial Williamsburg's nods to the past, and the fleetingness of the present.
The next sculpture along the path is quite different and so unique.
This piece is called Fraga Magna Rotabila---Latin for "large strawberry with wheels!" Merrilee Cleveland is a local artist that fashioned this darling piece.
I hope you will read more about it here:
Girl Chasing Butterflies is the last sculpture in the Bicentennial Park.
She is another sculpture by Kristen Visbal. She really is a darling piece that I really enjoyed seeing.
Blue Star Memorial markers are allowed in parks, gardens, veteran facilities, and National cemeteries. It was nice to see the marker here.
Near the marker we noticed a very large tree!!
This very large tree is the Eastern Cottonwood. The last measurements I could find about it said the tree was 123 feet tall and 303 feet in circumference! The Virginia Big Tree Program named it the largest Cottonwood in 2020.
The Bicentennial Park is quite a gem that has been overlooked by us until our last visit. Thanks for visiting with us!