By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It almost looks like snow, but it’s just flower showers!

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The past few weeks as trees have been blooming, our cooler-than-usual start to spring helped ensure that the blossoms lasted longer than just a day or two. If it gets too hot in early spring, the show can often be over very quickly, the flowers open, wilt and drop in no time.

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On the other hand, when we get a late freeze with blossoms on the trees, the flowers can turn brown and drop overnight. That kind of late cold snap can even destroy entire crops as late-spring freezes did to many fruit trees two years ago.

But in a year like this, when we get cooler, sunny days and long-lasting blooms to enjoy – pink, white, red, purple and other colors – against the background of a blue sky, it’s just beautiful. Then later, after a couple of weeks of enjoying them on the trees, when a breeze kicks up, the flowers finally get caught up in it, dance around in the air, then tumble down to lay a lovely carpet of pretty petals beneath each tree.

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Go take a look and enjoy the freshly-fallen petals near you before they disappear.