Friday, February 19, 2016

Snow - Phoenix Style


In Phoenix, we don't get the cold wet stuff that piles up everywhere but, at this time of year the flowering pear trees send their own bounty of white flakes to the ground.


As the blooms on these gorgeous trees start to fall, the white petals pile up on the ground making lots of patches of white.  These trees are so gorgeous when they bloom but about two weeks of that flowering beauty is all we get.

13 comments:

Mersad said...

I know they can be a hassle to clean up (though most of them just disappear anyway), but they are a gorgeous sight. Especially on sidewalks.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Andy said...

Wow. That is one big mass of blossoms.

Halcyon said...

I like this kind of "snow". ;-)

Lowell said...

We have these flowering trees, too, and I think they are the cat's meow! Ours aren't blooming yet, though. They smell good, too!

Karl Demetz said...

This kind of snow is magnificent, and not so cold !

RedPat said...

I like your snow, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

What pretty blossoms!

Christine said...

Phoenix snow I could have quite happily! I love pear tree & apple tree blossom!

VP said...

That's my kind of snow!

Lois said...

Very pretty and I agree with VP. We have lots of white dogwoods here and when they bloom, my grandkids call them snow trees.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

When I saw the first shot Sharon I thought it was hail stones! Flower petals are much better.. and prettier :)

Steve Reed said...

I love those trees. It's still too early here!

cieldequimper said...

Ah but that's a delightful kind of snow!