It is a common sight in the South to place large trees near buildings for shade and temperature control in the hot summer months. The Red Lion has a particularly wild tree gracing its yard.
Many properties included gardens in the back of the property. These gardens were often very structured and delimited by walkways, walls, fences and other devices to impose geometric precision on otherwise wandering plants. Necessary outbuildings such as this shed offer aesthetic accents to the appearance of the garden.
Extending the life of the garden plants is important. Wicker covers and glass bell jars are used to protect plants from cold fall nights and possible frost.
Military detachments camped around the capital city in regimented clusters of tents.
Everyone in Colonial Williamsburg offered smiles and answers to thoughtful or silly questions. This young lady was bundled in many layers to endure the early winter chill.
I’m not sure how common it was in olden times, but in today’s Colonial Williamsburg they build small bonfires at numerous places around the town so that visitors have a chance to warm up while they visit. You’ll see large piles of wood throughout the area, obviously used to heat the buildings as well as supply the bonfires.