domingo, 16 de marzo de 2014

Those bloomin' almond trees!

With all the rain and wind we had in February, our almond trees in LaMancha are blooming much later this year than usual.  I am particularly fond of almond blossoms because they remind me of the apple blossoms of my native New England (which I haven't seen in more than 20 years!).  Our area of LaMancha is famous for making marzipan, and almond trees grow wild everywhere. 

    This quaint dirt road is on our way to school.

 Down by the reservoir

Up near the center of town

  When you get close enough, their scent is incredible.

Some are even pink enough to look like cherry trees. 
These ones are giving the olive trees a run for their money.

 Baby almond trees in my garden

4 comentarios:

  1. Respuestas
    1. Indeed, they are. But, they are tough, too! To be able to live in this tough climate with its terracotta-hard soil, tropical storm-force winds and months on end of drought, they have to be.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Preciosos Karen!!!
    La verdad, a mi me parecen espectaculares y únicos! por aquí también se cultivan mucho y están estos días despertando, es algo casi mágico.
    Un beso!!

    1. Hola, Yolanda! Hace tiempo que no me conecto - seguro que tienes todo precioso ya.

      Sí, menos mal que los almendros prosperan en mi jardín. Parecen ser los únicos árboles que soportan bien este suelo y clima. Ay, pero qué poquita sombra dan...