Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow and Sunflowers in late January

Winter has definitely arrived in Arizona, with snowfall in the mountains near Tucson. Here are a few shots of the Catalina mountains this past week. In these first two you can see the Saguaro cactus in the foreground, with the snow capped peaks behind them.







To give contrast to the snowy mountain peaks, the little sunflower has opened in the bird yard...

And the first real sign of Spring- the first Hyacinth has popped through the ground!!!

And just a shot of Moo and Amber, sharing a drink of water!

10 comments:

Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ said...

Did the sunflower just pop up or did you plant the seed? It is so cheerful Dee. Thanks for brightening my day!

Dee said...

Hi Nancy- the sunflower is one of several that sprouted up from bird seed that got missed by the birds.

Teri C said...

Isn't it great to see snow on the Catalinas! I was out snapping photos also. I even painted a picture.

Love that sunflower and the dogs drinking together is a hoot.

Julie said...

before i realized the dogs were drinking, i thought they were just snuggling!!! so adorable!!

Les Longino said...

Do you have good luck with hyacinths here? Do they come back every year, or peter out like some bulbs?

Claude said...

you've got things blooming.

All I've had here is rain and cold for two solid days. And it might freeze tonight... If you weren't so nice... I'd hate you out of shear jealousy.

Cheryl Ann said...

My first sunflower crop already has blooms which have opened up! They are very early this year. I think perhaps it is because they are a different sunflower species??? I just grabbed whatever seeds I had and put them out front! And, out back, I have a "sunflower forest".

Deb said...

great photos...I love Sunflowers..your pooches are too cute...

Kim Hosey said...

Great shots; I love the mountainscapes.

Jenn said...

There was still snow on those mountains this week. And clouds crawling down the mountain in picturesque ways.

Came down for the Tuscon Bead Shows. Much fun was had!