Thursday, June 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday #48 - Snow in June?

I know snow in June is a reality in some places. But not in the Seattle, WA area. However, we are having our own version of snow lately.

The cottonwood trees are doing their thing and it looks like snow on the ground. If we get a bit of a breeze, it swirls through the air like snow.

Cottonwoods Next to the House

Cottonwood Snow

We've also been have some really great weather (blue skies and sunshine) the past couple of weeks, but please don't tell anyone. I still want people to think it rains year-round in Seattle. We've got a reputation to uphold, ya know!

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18 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

We've got that stuff everywhere, too! Beautiful photos.

srp said...

Please don't tell the cottonwoods here... my sinuses can't take it! I do believe it did snow somewhere out west last week didn't it?

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous photos! Beautiful trees, even if they are a tad messy!
Enjoy the weekend!

fishing guy said...

Sally: We have also have had our share of cottonwood snow storms. Neat photo of the tree in the sky.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Loved seeing the cottonwood snow. Bet it is hard on alllergies!

Happy SWF!

Gaelyn said...

Summer has come early to Seattle with blue sky in June, even with the cottonwood snow. I'm sure it will rain again soon.

Monica said...

WoW, that's amazing you found some blue sky here in WA - you know with all our rain. ;-)

Now I must admit, just looking at the cottonwood snow has my eyes watering. Allergies!

Faye Pekas said...

The cotton woods are popping down my way too. And they do look like snow at times.

Guy D said...

Very cool shots, thanks for sharing.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Jim said...

Looks neat, but not good for allergies.

Small City Scenes said...

It's time we had some real rain. I heard we've had 23 day with no rain. Well in Seattle anyway. MB

clairz said...

We lived in Puyallup and Montesano many years back and your photos made me kind of nostalgic. It's true, though--if the "mountain was out" all the time, everyone in the world would live there, because there isn't any place as beautiful as Washington in the sunshine.

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, happy SWF :)

ms toast burner said...

Ah, my nose gets itchy just seeing that! We are having the same snow storm here as well... not surprising, I guess!

I loved your jet photos below. I love watching them, lucky you!

Kim said...

So THAT's why they call them Cottonwood trees! Now I'm going over to my neighbors who have the tallest trees for blocks to see if my longstanding hunch about them being Cottonwoods is true. I'll just look for the downy stuff you show in your photo. I learn something new all the time visiting friends images. Thanks!
-Kim

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The cottonwoods really do give off a lot of fluff, don't they?

sunnymama said...

Beautiful trees!

Cezar and Léia said...

This tree is really amazing! I would love to be there to see this beauty!
Great post!
Kind regards
Léia