Sunday, March 17, 2013

From Melting Snow to Flowering Trees

What a difference a week makes.  Last Sunday, the snow was pinging off the trees and seven days later I am racing around taking pictures of flowering cherry, apricot and quinces in that brief window before the petals fall and the leaves come out.  The furnace went off this week which must sound pretty great to our northern friends and relatives and now the emphasis is on not getting warm so we installed a solar shade on our bedroom patio door this week.  The sun is so strong in Arizona that it isn't the temperature as much as the sun's relative strength that makes it seem warm.

Pretty in White

A Quince Explosion by the Porch

An Explosion of Cherry Blossoms