My DC: Pink Snow

On my way to the Metro the other morning, I noticed how much the fallen cherry blossom petals on this stretch of sidewalk resembled a dusting of snow, only prettier. It’s almost as slippery, though. It’s been rainy, and wet petals on brick gets pretty slick.
Pink Snow


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5 thoughts on “My DC: Pink Snow

  1. Mom April 25, 2008 / 8:14 pm

    Beautiful! Sort of like maple pods in the spring or fall’s drifting leaves — a little slick & requiring caution on foot or in a vehicle. A nice “observation” — the color is oh so pretty…. hugs, M

  2. randomduck April 25, 2008 / 9:33 pm

    When I first read “pink snow” on this post’s title, I thought, “funny – I don’t recall Sweetpea visiting a high alpine snowfield this past week!” Y’see, I’m used to truly pink snow, which happens when the warm sun causes bacteria to grow in older, settled snowpack, causing it to turn a pink-orange tint.

    But there is one thing that your “snow” has in common with the real McCoy: the lack of traction. In fact, I’d argue that real snow, in pink tint, has better, more predictable traction than the floral type.

  3. Hillary April 26, 2008 / 8:30 am

    That is so pretty even if it is a bit dangerous. Thanks for sharing.

  4. sionna April 26, 2008 / 7:14 pm

    SNOW! Aaaacccchhhh!! (runs screaming for the hills)

    Oh, just petal snow. Oh okay. Whew!

    How pretty! But yes, I can imagine them being pretty slick to walk on if they get wet.

  5. knitplaywithfire April 28, 2008 / 3:58 pm

    I love the pink snow. So much prettier than the white stuff that turns to brown and black. Plus DC can manage to clear the streets of it without any problems.

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