Let's Look Back at Some Warmth from 2010!
Taken last August 7th, on what would have been my Mom's 92nd birthday, this Tiger Swallowtail was a visitor in my gardens for more than a month. There were actually a few of them as I discovered by shooting so many photos. Their spots and wing shapes were slightly different on each one.
A great cluster of fresh tomatoes, ripening in the summer sun. Photo taken August 8th. I could sure use some sun-warmed fresh tomatoes today!
An arrangement of zinnias and ageratum from last August 9th. They are sitting on an oval glass pane, which was the rear window of one my family's antique cars—I'm not sure which one. The pitted piece of chrome my signature is sitting on is a hood ornament from a 1952 Packard, a very heavy brass casting with a chrome finish. The Matchbox-sized cars are Johnny Lightning's and include a blue BMW X5 SUV, a mustard colored 1971 Duster 340, a sky blue-and-white '55 plexiglass-roofed Ford Crown Victoria, a customized '57 Ford Fairlane convertible, and a fanciful green 1930s roadster by a company named Manoil. Lastly there is a red slushcast streamlined coupe, somewhat similar to the Chevy fastback of the 1940s. In the upper right corner, is a black cowl lamp from my grandmother's 1915 Ford Model T runabout. My Prince Albert can is visible in front of the cowl lamp.
Local meteorologists are predicting anywhere from 12-18 inches of snow tonight, not ending until early tomorrow evening. Yuk. It's always a pain to have to walk in this weather, for days afterwards! At least my bikes are getting a much-needed winter rest, lol.