Christmas Party winners: Christy Distler's A Cord of Three Strands goes to Chappy Debbie, Denise Weimer's winner is Megsmom (we need you to get your email to us) , Shannon McNear's winners are Elly (The Blue Cloak) and Lucy Reynolds (Love's Pure Light), Pegg Thomas's winners are Joy Ellis and Susan Johnson, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winners per were Melanie Backus and Paula Shreckhise, Janet Grunst's winner is Caryl Kane. Congratulations, all! Please private message your e-mail or mailing address to the authors.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Colonial Williamsburg's "Secret Garden" by Carrie Fancett Pagels


I have been visiting Colonial Williamsburg for over twenty years and recently, for the first time, I was introduced to the "Secret Garden." There is a gateway that opens onto this long path that heads back a few blocks to a lovely perch.

On the day that we visited, the temperatures were in the low 60's and it was sunny out! Pretty warm even for Virginia in December. That's my handsome son with me, exploring our way to the inner garden.

You have arrived when you see these steps that head up to a circle of trees! You're in the Secret Garden spot.

Have a seat and maybe even carve your initials in the bench up there! And no, we didn't!

You might view a sheep or lamb frolicking within a nearby enclosure.

Look up and enjoy the gorgeous enveloping tree canopy!

Then bid the Secret Garden goodbye, and visit another day!

Our invitation

This Friday, December 18th, we will be having a Colonial Quills Merry Christmas message, with giveaways, here on the blog! 

So please come by to read some of our authors' Christmas messages and visit with us! 

Want to know where the gate is for the Secret Garden? Ask me at the party!


  1. That sounds like so much fun to visit someplace like that!
    I will join you for the party if I remember!

    1. Hi Megsmom! It really was a delight! I'm glad we ran into the lady who suggested it to us.

  2. What a beautiful place. I can just see myself relaxing there!

    1. It was really fun, Sonja! And what a beautiful day for it!

  3. Beautiful. Our family loves Williamsburg.

  4. Sounds like a relaxing place to visit, Carrie. Enjoyed the pictures.
    Blessings, Tina

    1. You know how Jeff and Clark are, Tina, so of course they had to tease the whole time! Blessings!


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