Almond Blossom Already

Signpost for a hiking trail, surrounded by almond blossom  in Garafia, La Palma island
Fancy a walk through the blossom? I did, but I didn’t have time.

The almond trees have blossomed early this year.

I had an excursion from a cruise ship on Thursday and saw that the almond trees are already blossoming in Garafía and Puntagorda after our exceptionally warm winter. As usual, it’s gorgeous, but I couldn’t get any photos while working on a moving bus. So after working at the observatory on Sunday morning I drove down the Garafía side with my DSLR. The light wasn’t too good due to high clouds, and the best of the display seemed to be over. Since the almonds at lower altitude blossom first, I went looking for photo opportunities at higher altitudes. These are from the LP 111 side road from Las Brecitas to Tinizara which I haven’t driven for about 20 years. I think it was a dirt track last time.

I’m glad I made the effort, and I wish I’d had the time for a proper walk.

A sprig of almond blossom, Garafia, La Palma island
A sprig of blossom

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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  1. Lovely picture.

    Lots of plants are blooming early here too – at least they were. The cold weather has arrived now and I suspect that will slow them up again and things will get back to normal.

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