I was driving on Camino Principal (just off Tanque Verde Rd) and just couldn't believe this blooming tree in front of this row of offices! I was told it is a blooming pear tree and when I was photographing it I noticed that the local bees were really loving this tree's blossoms. It sure looks like spring has arrived but I'm still holding my breath for a little while.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: