Wednesday, December 9, 2015

GOOD FENCES, SKYWATCH FRIDAY AND WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE


Sharing a few fences and skies around Williamsburg, Virginia.





















For Willy-Nilly Friday Five

Up until Christmas I thought I would share what I see in the gift catelogs I get.  It is always fun to browse through them.

1. Something for you when you lose power.  Link here.    

2. A new British mystery series, to me anyhow, set in the mid 1950s.  You can find it here.

3.  For the kiddos, or the collector in the family.  Check it out here

4. Well, if it's good enough for the Queen of England.....here you go.

5. Cute idea here.  A great gift for grandparents?  

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I am linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts for these fun memes.  You can click on their names below to see other participants, and their logos are on my side-bar.

29 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Love your fences and your skies.
I am avoiding catalogues at the moment.
Have a great weekend.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Christine said...

Williamsburg has to be one of the best places for fences! So many great photos Denise! The yellow tree is stunning too, as it seems to be all aglow on its own! I loved seeing these photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, lovely images from Williamsburg. I love the gorgeous yellow tree and the last shot of the street sign and lamp post. Great fence shots! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

One of America's treasures, Williamsburg is. And your photos are TREASURES also!

Tanya Breese said...

oh williamsburg is one of my favorite places!!

Cranberry Morning said...

We subscribe to Acorn and have watched the new Partners in Crime. I think I like the old ones better. They've got a great series with Martin Clunes taking us to the islands surrounding Britain. It's so interesting and he's so delightful! We're hoping they make more episodes of George Gently, a favorite. I also like that umbrella you showed us.

Blogoratti said...

Those are lovely photos indeed. Greetings!

Felicia said...

love these fences. I need to make a trip to Williamsburg.

genie said...

You had a beautiful day, and I was so happy to see all of those traditional white wooden fences. I love them so. Even the brick one around the church is pretty, but those blue skies...they are to die for. Gorgeous.

EG CameraGirl said...

Fun to see Williamsburg. I haven't been there for years!

Rose said...

I love seeing what you pick to share with us almost as much as the photography. There is just something about a picket fence....love the ones you showed here. And still loving that ginkgo tree.

That mystery sounds very interesting. I checked Netflix and they don't have it over here. Think if I can remember I will check hulu.

Red said...

The classic picket fence. You don't see many picket fences anymore except at older places.

Sandra said...

you already know how much i love it when the sun shines on everything. i love all of these photos, the way the sun picks out the details of those beautiful buildings. and i actually love the moldy gate and the peeling paint on the fence.

gigihawaii said...

Lovely old buildings and fences. There is much to see in Virginia.

Lea said...

Enjoyed your photos, especially the fences
Have a great day!
Lea

Vagabonde said...

I like your header – very festive! The fences are also quite picturesque.
I’d love to visit Williamsburg some day but wonder how they can be faithful to Christmas though as I am reading a book about Charles Dickens called “The Man who invented Christmas” by Les Standiford. In it he says that until then (the mid 1840s) Christmas was a lesser holiday in England and the US – Easter being the one for the religious, and they considered Christmas mostly a pagan holiday and previously had been fined if they celebrated it. But after Dickens’ book it impacted both England and the US – and he published it in 1843 - I read that Williamsburg is a reproduction of the 1700s... But then Thanksgiving is not really what happened with the American Indians either … Anyway Williamsburg must be a great place to visit.

Lowcarb team member said...

Eek !!!

This is now my third attempt to comment - don't understand what is happening? It's probably the Thursday computer glitch LOL!

Williamsburg looks such a great place and has lent itself admirably to this post.

Thank you

All the best Jan

PS Thanks for the links too ...

LV said...

You covered all the memes very nicely. Great job.

Jim said...

Beautiful place.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

William Kendall said...

Beautiful captures!

TexWisGirl said...

some great old pickets. :)

Stephanie said...

Lovely fences! Love the various choices you picked from Acorn.

jeannettestgermain said...

A Great atmosphere here! Have a great weekend:)

pattisjarrett said...

Lots of fences around Williamsburg. As to shopping, I finally got through the stack next to my chair! The throw is a cute idea. I had a bubble umbrella a long time ago. The water always managed to drip onto my clothing.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely fences...I see Tom Sawyer isn't painting them again!
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Mascha said...

Thanks for the walk around Williamsburgh :-)
By the way: as a young girl I had a transparent umbrella, got it as a gift from my grandma from west Germany (we in GDR hadn't such nice things) - I have it loved!!!
Have a great weekend

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Denise; Great scenes from Williamsburg☆☆☆ For a person never visited America, your captures are really tempting(♡^.^♡)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Marie C said...

First of all....LOVE the wreaths on the header! I'm betting Williamsburg. Loved the shots of Wmbg....always miss it so much, especially around this time of year! Your links on your five were so interesting. I especially loved the Beatrix Potter tea set! Hope you have a very blessed Christmas, Denise!