April 12, 2022

Arizona Cottonwoods, 2021

So much of Arizona’s beauty is found in the details—only seen after a rain, or on a daily walk, or just being mindful of where one is. Claudia Cocco caught this image of a cottonwood tree on one of her morning neighborhood walks. The brilliance and grace of the tiny pink blossoms, still prevalent against the green leaves, grey-brown bark, and blue sky, evokes the cherry blossoms in spring on the east coast. The ragged branches hold out their little pink offerings, falling like snow to the ground when their time has passed.