Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow

It snowed in Tucson yesterday, which is pretty rare.  By this morning the snow on the ground had melted but there was still some snow on rooftops and shrubs.


At Sabino Canyon at 7:00am the place looked so different with a dusting of snow on the cacti. It seemed everyone was taking pictures! The sun was playing peek-a-boo and the snow was slipping off of cacti left and right, but these pictures should give an idea of what the desert looked like.




























Enjoy your weekend!

30 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Amazing set of pictures, Diane... I cannot believe snow in the desert... WOW---so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of photos. The sky is colorful and beautiful on the first shot. I like the peeks of sunlight showing up on the later images. And I did not miss the woodie either, great sighting.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

So beautiful, and the light on the cactus in images 2 and 3 is perfect!

Congratulations on the birth of your granddaughter!

~Lindy

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful photos.
Love the cactus with snow and bird the best. You know he is thinking wait this is Tucson why is there all this white stuff ?
It started snowing at my home about 11 and kept on all day. I am just about 3 minutes from Sabino and we were completely covered in snow !

cheers, parsnip

Annie said...

This just takes my breath away. If it has this effect on me, I can imagine that you are still holding your breath at all this beauty. I especially like the silver/gold pictures.

betchai said...

beautiful set of pictures, snow becomes lovelier with your set of pictures, it just looks more magical when combined with desert landscapes and the lights are really providing great contrasts to your pictures.

Warren said...

great pictures of our "blizzard"! ;-)

cieldequimper said...

So pretty! The dusting makes everything look magical! It is snowing here this morning!

Luther said...

Hi Diane, Great photos. You've certainly had more snow than we've had here in Portland (Kara Nursery - Oregon Cactus Blog).
Would you give permission to use one or two of the photos in my next "Cactus Chatter" newsletter (Oregon C.& S. Society).

Therese said...

Of course unusual pictures for your corner!
Marvelous on cholas!

Diane AZ said...

Hello Luther, Please feel free to use any photos from my blog.

Petrus van Zyl said...

oh wow this is something special

Julie said...

This is really strange to see!!! Like a sci fi movie!!! Wonderful photos, as usual, Diane!!!

rainfield61 said...

You have taken some pictures with wonderful layers of colours.

What a desert you are having.

Lrong Lim said...

Nice pics... is that bird a woodpecker?

Diane AZ said...

Hi Lrong, Yes it is a woodpecker. :)

Magia da Inês said...

✿✿彡
Belas imagens!
Cactos e neve é uma combinação surpreendente.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil
¸.•°✿✿彡

Darla said...

Thank you for these! I knew I could count on you for some awesome snow photos! Now I know where to send everyone! LOL

georgezetta morel said...

Photos of the blog"Snow" is very attractive and extraordinary. The photos are so colorful and awesome. And in the first photo the timing of 7:00 am is very beautiful. Hard to believe that, it is a real picture but it is. The way it has been taken is very good.

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siga said...

Amazing! It looks so surreal... Hope the Nature can cope with it, but also I enjoy such an incredible photos!

Anonymous said...

just dropping by to say hey

Diane AZ said...

Hi Anon, thanks for dropping by! :)

Amin said...

Hello! Very beautiful post!

Giga said...

To niesamowite zobaczyć kaktusy posypane śniegiem. On tam nie pasuję. Pozdrawiam.
It's amazing to see cacti sprinkled with snow. He was not fit. Yours.

Giga said...

Dziękuję ślicznie, że jesteś u mnie . Zapomniałam o tym napisać w poprzednim komentarzu. Pozdrawiam.
Thanks a lot, you're with me. I forgot to write about it in the previous comment. Yours.

Kiran palwasha said...

Unique :) I really enjoyed your post.
Its not usual to have snow and cactus plant together.
Cactus is usually associated with desert.

Thanks for sharing. Nice Clicks!
Have a great weekend.

Celeste said...

Beautiful photos Diane, we will cherish these images in July and August I am sure! :)

Betsy Grant said...

I love the one with the cactus and the little bird! Please visit me to see my new video!

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Πολύ ωραίες οι φωτογραφίες και εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέροντα τα τοπία.

Allison said...

Wow! It looks so surreal to me from here. That last picture is gorgeous.