Springtime in Virginia

Clock Tower & Spring Foliage My Mom just turned 80. Happy birthday, Mom! She’s often chosen springtime celebrations farther south — this time she was interested in springtime gardens of Virginia, along with Virginia’s colonial and civil war history. I flew up for a few days with her, my brothers and sister in law, and my aunt (Mom’s sister). Here are a bunch of shots that I figured I should put up right away while the memories are still fresh and folks further north – or going into southern autumn – can appreciate the beauty of tulips, dogwoods, redbuds and other flowers and trees. I’ve never really been to  Richmond before – probably drove through once or twice, but never stopped. Lovely city, fairly messed up history – not a coincidence that the only two historical monuments I decided to photograph are ones celebrating great African-Americans and their achievements. ‘Nuf said. Still…pretty buildings, eh?Richmond Skyline

Richmond Town Center 2

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Steve-Paul-Mom-Judy Capitol Steps VA Capital Spring 2

VA Governor's House 2 Williamsburg Governor's Palace

Williamsburg Church 2

2 responses

  1. Stephen Brockmann

    Hi Paul, thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures! Lovely memories!

    April 16, 2016 at 16:47

  2. Beautiful pictures, and what a young-looking mum!! Happy birthday! 🙂

    April 17, 2016 at 04:24

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