Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Great Tucson Blizzard of 2013

It snowed here yesterday. I mean major snow, not like that I chronicled in  a recent post. Big, soft, wet flakes fell thickly through the air, starting around noon and not ending till sometime in the evening. In parts of the city, including mine, the snow accumulated, creating phantasmagorical shapes and patterns on the desert plants. Here are a few of the photos I took around my house and my neighborhood.

Snowy Saguaro2 2-20-2013 1-04-14 PM 3272x2689


Palo verdes in snow 2-20-2013 6-05-05 PM 3616x2073 - Copy   Palo verde trees weighted by snow

Study in snow with grapefruit 2-20-2013 6-06-36 PM 3616x2712 My bird garden covered in snow—see the grapefruit?

Saguaro snow glow 2-21-2013 7-31-40 AM 372x823 A snow-frosted saguaro arm glows at sunrise

Dawn Snow2 2-21-2013 7-22-47 AM 3616x2712

The rising sun illuminates snow-covered peaks and clouds