Spotted parked in town last week was this beautiful Laguna Blue 1966 Corvette Sting Ray. I saw it quite a few times this past summer, but this was the first time it was stationary. The owner had just gotten out of it, and I asked him if he minded if I took some photos. Telling me "Sure!" I was comfortable enough to get these shots from every angle. What a beauty, and the best part is that it's a daily driver, not a "trailer queen." It's just great to see, and hear, cars like this doing exactly what they were meant to be doing—driving around and looking beautiful!
Look closely. I was wearing my not-too-subtle preppie orange shorts that day. "Sting Ray" was written as two words for C2 Corvettes. Dropped for the first C3, 1968, the 1969 models became Stingrays, one word, until the name was dropped after 1976. I think it's such an evocative name, it should become a part of Corvette's nomenclature again. Perhaps a special version?
Dual cove instrument panel, teak and aluminum steering wheel, and 4-on-the-floor, this Corvette is as classic as they come.
Last photo of my 2011 season morning glories, dahlias, and zinnias! Although they weathered the early snowstorm, and two nights of freezing temperatures in the low 30s, a killing frost in the mid 20s hit last night putting an end to the annuals. My basil is kaput, too. I still have a few small green tomatoes the size of plums, and the baby squash didn't get frozen, but it's only a matter of time. It was a great flower season though, I have no regrets, and I have a lot of ideas and plans for next year's flowers! I'll continue to post photos during the winter of my flowers—I have hundreds I haven't posted yet—to cheer up the coming cold and dreary frigid days!