Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hot Summer Days

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Susan reports:
A few more pictures from Colonial Williamsburg. Yes, it's hot, hot, hot, as it is everywhere on the East Coast this week. That pale afternoon sky tells the whole story, doesn't it?

But at least I found plenty of greenery to offer shade, as well as cheery pink phlox blossoms peeking through the white-washed fence. I'll let the string of straw hats with their streaming ribbons hint at my blog tomorrow, showing how the 18th c. ladies are keeping cool.


Barbara Wells Sarudy said...

Love those hats! Thank you.

Felicity Flower said...

Hot or not, Colonial Williamsburg is always an amazing place to visit. Lucky you!

Audrey said...

this brings back fond memories of my visit there a couple of summers ago!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

We were there last October and had a delightful time. Amazing visit and so much history! Thanks for sharing.
We also went to North Carolina and toured the Biltmore. WOW! What a treasure.
Carolyn, from Des Moines, Iowa

nightsmusic said...

Always lovely gardens. I want to go there one day and take a quiet walk through them.

Do they sell those hats? I want one of those hats!

Finegan Antiques said...

The garden is lovely. It beckons to me to come and sit for a while and keep it company. Hopefully you had time to sit and enjoy and perhaps sip on some tea?

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

I know I'm very lucky each time I visit Williamsburg - no doubt of that!

Carolyn, Biltmore's a favorite place of Loretta as well. If you missed her blog here about it earlier this year, here's the link:

Donna, yes, you can have tea in a garden - though it's been a bit hot for tea of any kind.

Barbara and Theo, I love those hats, too. Yes, they're for sale: this picture shows them on display in the market square. You can have them "customized" with whatever color ribbon you please - though I liked them hanging on the line in the sunshine.

nightsmusic said...

Rats. I can't find them online. I guess that means I'll just have to go look in person!

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

That's the perfect excuse to visit, Theo. You NEED a fine straw hat! :)

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