Posted 5:06 PM 2/9/2013 : Snow day in Vail
TUCSON-Some parts of Southern Arizona woke up to three inches of snow Saturday morning.
It was quite a treat for Tucsonans who wanted a bit more snow than they could see from their area.
Cactus dusted with snow, branches usually bare now holding up snowflakes.
It was a beautiful setting in Vail for a photographer to capture.
"Not many opportunities you get to shoot snow in Tucson," said Greg McCown.
McCown is a landscape photographer and couldn't resist driving to Vail to capture the scenery.
"There's nothing like snow on the desert. It just creates a sense of irony and we don't get it very often people don't expect it," he said.
"We don't get very much of it, and so I go nuts when it snows just like everybody else," said Vail resident Linda Castel.
Newlyweds Bob and Linda Castel took a little walk in their neighborhood to see the view.
"It's really nice to have a place to go where you can see the snow on the mountains and the snow nearby. It's pretty," said Bob.
Three-year-old Summer Chapman couldn't resist sledding down a snow-blanketed hill.
She's from Rita Ranch and is making memories that will last a lifetime.
Childhood memories like this is what keeps McCown coming back to play in the snow.
"This is my version of playing in it. A guy never really grows up. He just changes the way he plays," said McCown.
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