Signs of Spring: Colonial Williamsburg

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We took a walk on Duke of Gloucester Street today.  We’ve had a few warm days in a row now, and the gardens have come back to life.  The birds are happily responding to the change in season.

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Can you spot the male cardinal?

More flowers are opening, and we are happy that it is finally beginning to look a little spring like.

March 12, 2014 CW 085My blogging friend, Robin, visited CW over the weekend, and posted her photos from a beautiful, sunny day.

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Robin saw our familiar sights with fresh eyes, and took beautiful photos.  If you haven’t yet visited Williamsburg, it is a nice place to enjoy a weekend.

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This morning started out overcast, but that couldn’t dim the beauty of the day.  It got a bit brighter as we walked around.

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We found the clump of irises Robin photographed, herds of daffodils, and some new lambs.

We found the same clump of irises Robin and M found, in the garden on Duke of Gloucester Street.

We found the same clump of irises Robin and M found, in the garden on Duke of Gloucester Street.

I hope spring is finding you, wherever you may be in the Northern Hemisphere.

Daffodils opening in the Bruton Parish church yard.

Daffodils opening in the Bruton Parish church yard.

Friends to the south are saying goodbye to summer, but perhaps signs of spring  here in Virginia will bring back happy memories to you as well.

Here it is all just beginning…

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

Bruton Parish House garden.

Bruton Parish House garden.

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2 responses to “Signs of Spring: Colonial Williamsburg

  1. Wow! Look at those irises now! They went from a few to many in a very short time. And the forsythia is blooming. Yay! Thank you so much for the link. I really enjoyed my visit to CW, and can’t wait to go back when I have more time, not just to explore but hopefully so we can meet. 🙂

    The wind really howled overnight. Not sure what it’s like out there just yet, but will find out soon. Looks like sunrise will be pretty.

    • Good morning, Robin, and it is! So clear and bright here, but still windy, and very cold. Wind chills plummeted overnight, and I’m sure you’re really feeling the wind there on the water. The gardens were showing tremendous growth here yesterday, and yet still too early to really open up new leaves. The yellow bush in the photo isn’t Forsythia- It may be a cultivar of witch hazel, but the bloom isn’t quite right for that, either. I never got a chance yesterday to identify it. I’m looking forward to your return visit to W’burg, and hope we’ll have a chance to get together when you’re here. Best wishes, WG

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