Feb 19, 2009

PSF- Southern California Snow!

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


I have no idea what kind of tree this is, but I call them snow trees.  

There transformation from a regular green leafed tree into a winter wonderland of white blooms is a sight to behold.


The fallen blooms remind me of what it looks like when winter is ending and spring is starting. Just like the last remnants of melting snow.


This is our Southern California version of snow!

44 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

Gee...it's SOOOO much prettier than the New England version. You Californians have got something going there lol

Chris said...

I've got some snow for you...

I think it looks like a popcorn tree, personally.

Steph said...

That's really pretty!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I think I like that so much better than the snow we have experienced lately.

Diane said...

i would so much rather have that kind of snow than what we've been getting here! (detroit)

mommaof4wife2r said...

right now, i don't like you...sorry, i had a moment of "i hate the winter snow and if it doesn't go away, i might hurt someone". ok, all better. lovely flowers!

Lindsay said...

You want me to send you some REAL snow? I've got some to spare. :-)

Sharon said...

It all looks so pretty! I prefer that kind of snow too! Thank goodness it doesn't snow much in the south! :)

Pam Emmons said...

We always called them snowball trees. What I wouldn't give for one of those right now!

Jenners said...

It totally looks like snow on that last photo! Great eye!

CC said...

I always called them Cherry Blossoms. But really, I have no idea. We have gorgeous "pink snow" tree here. But it doesn't snow until May!!!

Kacey R. said...

Jealous! Love YOUR version of snow! :D

Robin said...

Oooooh! Pretty! And I love the perspective in your shots. Nice!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I think the tree belongs to the pear family. Always a favorite of mine. It just sings out SPRING! Here in No. Cal. we're still enjoying snow that comes then goes then returns then goes. It is VERY well behaved and fun. : D

Indrani said...

The Spring is starting to show her colors!

Emily said...

I love it! It reminds me of the pear trees that "snow" here in the south!

Jaysi said...

What ever it is, it is really pretty. I wouldn't mind that kind of snow at all.

RhondaLue said...

how gorgeous is that! and THAT is my kinda snow too! (which is why I'm an Southern Az girl)

Ronnica said...

Looks like a pear tree of some kind. We had bradford pears in our yard growing up...so beautiful, in spring, summer, and fall!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Wow, such a pretty tree! I've no idea what kind they are but I have seen them here too. Both great photos, the last one does look like snow!

Raise Them Up said...

Beautiful pictures! It makes me itch all the more for Spring!

angie said...

It's by far my favorite kind of snow! :) I've only seen a few trees in bloom though........better keep my eyes open before the "snow" is gone! :)

Rachael said...

it's beautiful. and much warmer than the real thing, i imagine :)

sandy said...

We have had our fill of snow here! I like this version much better:0)

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Beautiful! I think I would prefer that snow to the cold wet stuff that graces the ground round here!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

Oh I wish I had that version!

Just another SAHM said...

Gorgeous...and I can only ditto the others when I say it is def. preferable to the cold & wet stuff!

Jen said...

now that is some snow that I can get on board with.

Michelle said...

I remember when it would frost or just flurry and school would be cancelled. I'll show you REAL snow!!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I bet that was amazing?! I love the perspective on that last shot, very niiiice!

Elaine A. said...

That's one of my favorite things about Cali - the foliage. The trees and flowers are always so pretty!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah, I like your version of snow!!!!!

tommie said...

I think I would like that snow so much better!!
Thanks for visiting my PSF

BoufMom9 said...

I think I have some of those trees in my year here in NJ (of course, they are BARE right now!)

Looks so pretty in S Cal!

Tabitha Blue/Fresh Mommy said...

Oh that is just beautiful!!! I does look a little like snow. Although, with all the snow we got up in the frozen tundra that is Michigan, I'm ready to NOT see any more snow.

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

The Blonde Duck said...

Gorgeous pictures! That's more snow than we get here in the Pond!

Lindsay said...

Beautiful pics! Trees are starting to bloom here, too, and it seems so strange since February isn't over and it's been in the low 50s the past few days. I'm a winter girl, so to an extent it makes me sad, because it's a sign that it's almost over....

Debbie said...

What lovely photos!

Mammatalk said...

I remember these "snow" trees in southern CA. Beautiful.

lisaschaos said...

hmmmm, I wonder if you could make a snowman outta those petals. :) Beautiful blossoms!

scrappysue said...

so pretty michelle! love the angle on the last one

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blueviolet said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! I wish we'd get a peek of spring too. But, we just used our snowblower today. :(

Shannon said...

I think it's a Bradford Pear tree... we have a lot of those around here. And I agree... that's the only kind of "snow" I'd want to have, LOL!

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