after the storm

after the storm
Welcome autumn!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

we had snow!

Snow in the desert is rare and indeed, a sight to behold. It is rather surreal seeing cactus covered in snow. This is what we woke up to Sunday morning. I can't begin to describe it with words so will share a few pictures instead.

Even the skies were amazing.

Most of it was gone by mid-morning but oh, it was wonderful while it lasted.


Prior said...

stunning, my friend in AZ was just talking about their snow! Lezlee

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pictures are just beautiful, Barbara. The cactus and snow...what a contradiction!


Beth said...

So beautiful!!! I think I love the last shot the most.

Pie for the Eye said...

Absolutely stunning!

Oliag said...

Wowie Zowie!! These are beaut1iful! I heard LA had some snow too...amazing

Johanna said...

Hello Barbara,
looks quite amazing the cactus in snow. As nice as it is, it is good that it did not last long. I think the cactus couldn't stand it. Your photos are gorgeous
Greetings, Johanna

the cape on the corner said...

that picture of the cactus and the snow is amazing. such complete opposites-absolutely amazing!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

I would love to have been there to see that great beauty! Your images are gorgeous

Marigene said...

Gorgeous...are you down near Marana?

Jolanda said...

Hi Barbara,
Just went for a peak to your blog. These shots are stunning. Couldn't believe there could be snow in the desert. Magic excist. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

Kat Sloma said...

Wow, the snow and sky was all so amazing. Thanks for sharing this rare beauty!

Anne Schillings said...

Wow Barbara, you captured this beautifully!

Sayge Bolli said...

Hi Barbara! I'm an editor for the Cactus Shadows High School newspaper and we were wanting to use one of these photos for our upcoming December issue. Please let us know if this is all right with you, we will give you full credits for the image! Thanks,

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara. I am the marketing assistant for a law firm. We also think your photos are beautiful and would like to use them for our firm holiday card. Please let me know if we have your permission.