"Lantana" - Watercolor by M. Koziar
Snow showers with intermittent rain seem to be the weather for today. An Autumn Clematis, still clinging to one of my front porch supports, has icicles hanging from the vines. Brr!
Rather than dwell on the weather, I went searching through my photo files for something more cheerful, and found the image shown above. The photo is a detail from a watercolor painting of Lantana by my talented younger sister.
"M" and her husband moved to Arkansas 18 years ago, after living in Portland, Maine for over 20 years. (Talk about BRR!) They live about 70 miles southwest of my home, and I am able to drive to see them several times a year. I visited with her by telephone earlier today to be sure she had no objections to my posting her art work. She told me that they are snowed in. Keep in mind that "snowed in" in Arkansas doesn't mean 10 foot drifts; two or three inches of snow accumulation on the street is enough.
I'm working on the story of how I came to be at a dinosaur museum in Alberta, Canada (the subject of yesterday's post.) I'd like to get the whole thing written (in installments) and photos assembled before I start to publish it. It may be a while before it's ready.
It started snowing again in early afternoon. Great huge flakes. I ventured out to the library to pick up a book I ordered before any of the downy white stuff stuck to the streets, only to find the lights out and the doors locked. So much for that!
Tomorrow is also a day.