It is rare that we receive any snow in the Phoenix metro area where I live. I have enjoyed living vicariously through many of you who have posted pictures of your beautiful snowy wonderlands. So, unlike many of you, I do not have any beautiful photos of snowy landscapes to share. But I do offer the following pictures of my world, taken by my husband who is an amateur photographer.
A building in Old Town, Scottsdale, Arizona. Some snow does fall in the upper elevations of Scottsdale, but rarely sticks to the ground.
A couple of time a year the outer areas of Phoenix receive snow and there is a lot of fuss made over it….everyone runs outside to see it before it stops. The news reporters are out in full force to cover the fact that there is snow. Of course, it usually does not stick to the ground and what does melts quickly.
A farmer in Gilbert, Arizona in the early morning. It does not snow here….
We live inside of a valley edged with mountains. A few times a year, they are covered in snow. There is just something so beautiful about snowy mountains with Saguaro cactus covered with a dusting of snow.
A new morning dawns over the Superstition Mountains. A few times a year, these mountains are dusted with snow.
In a perfect world, I would have one week of snow at Christmas. I would play outside with my children and enjoy the beauty of my snow-covered garden. But, the reality is is that we have to drive 1 1/2 hours to get to the snow, which we will do in January so the kids can play in the snow.
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon does receive a lot of snow, but we usually only visit in the summer.
I grew up in Los Angeles, so have never had a “White Christmas”. That is probably a good thing you see, because then I don’t know what I am missing…..
I promise you this though….if we get that rare snowfall, I will be one of those crazy people running outside to enjoy what little snow falls and take as many pictures as I can before it all melts away….