It looks like an alien landscape, but what has been captured in this photo by João Paglione is actually the aftermath of an unusual ice storm in Atlanta, Georgia. The flower buds are completely encased in ice, giving them a whole new shape.
The Cactus Garden at the Phoenician Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. "This secluded two-acre retreat showcases 250 varieties of cacti and succulents. The surprising diversity and curious appearance of the garden’s numerous desert inhabitants – from Road Runners to Chuckwallas – draw many guests." - Photo by Jon Wollehaupt Photography