We’ve had to wait two weeks longer than usual in our garden, but they’re finally here ….. the first almond blossoms of 2014.
Flowering time: Early January to end of February.
Which flower do you always look forward to seeing in the garden?
A Year in the Life of an Almond Tree – Andalucían Style!
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Our trees over here in Southern California are all blooming early this year. The Magnolia trees in my neighborhood started blooming in December (instead of January)
How absolutely lovely, Rosie. I bet they are pretty as a picture 🙂
A sign of wonderful new beginnings to come. Beautiful.
Great photo Marianne ! I love it when the blossoms go deep pink and all the wild flowers and wild herbs are under foot in the Axarquia, we planted our first Lemon tree last year and had lots of tiny Lemons when we left in December, so will be bringing Gin next time !
Don’t bring the gin, Roberto – it’s cheaper here 😉
Thanks, Sue 🙂
Lovely, I cant wait for blossom!
It’s amazing how many more blossoms have opened in the past day 🙂
Thank you for sharing the Beautiful first almond blossoms, Marianne! Love it!
You’re welcome, Amy – it’s difficult NOT to share 🙂
Beautiful! I love it when the almond blossom comes out here in the Alpujarras! I will be looking out for next month’s theme to join in.
It’s a very special time of the year, isn’t it? 🙂
My flowers have all wilted from heatstroke. I love your almond blossom photo, it reminds that my flowers are not gone forever.
AAwww what a shame 😦 Our TV news is full of your heatwave.
What a great capture Marianne! I love blossoms as well. Around here we don’t have much fruits tree, except for the Avocado tree and they have tiny blossoms. I love it when the Fairy Irises open. Thanks for sharing this beauty and have a lovely day hon. 😀 *hugs*
We have an avocado and olive orchard next door, too – so lots of opportunity for photographing trees, blossoms and fruits.
Thanks for the lovely comment, Sophia 🙂
We just planted an almond tree last year so hopefully that has started to blossom. Won’t know till 10th February as that’s the next time we are out in vinuela. I really love seeing the early flowering of plants in Spain. Wish we could bottle it up and send some to the chilly uk.
I wonder if it will flower this year, being such a new tree. It often takes a couple of years before the blossom appears.
You will be in for a treat with the almond blossom when you arrive in Viñuela 🙂
I’ll have to work out a way to bottle it to sell 🙂
Like you Irving, we have some young almond trees at our casa not far from you (hamlet south of Canillas de Aceituno). We too have to wait until we visit again (7th Feb) to see if the trees are blossoming. Can’t wait!
I hope they are, Lesley. Fingers crossed 🙂
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What a fantastic picture. Well worth the wait I’d have thought.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
OH yes – well worth the wait, David 🙂
From my vantage point here in snow bank city, any flower that manages to show its petals come April or May will be declared my fave! 🙂 Beautiful photo.
Thanks Sue 🙂
Wrap up warm – and roll on Spring weather!