It’s a bit early, this year’s almond blossom. Usually, the almond blossom season in Mallorca gets into its full bloom around the January full moon but, that’s another nine days away. I’m not complaining; I’m just filling you in with the norm and with the deviation. Not only is the almond blossom in full swing in some parts of the island – not everywhere, though – but some almond trees have already turned to the next stage of sprouting their leaves. That is earlier than I have ever seen almond trees fully in leaf, here in the Baleares. Actually, I saw the first almond blossoms of this year’s crop way back before Christmas, in fact around the end of October, and that is really early.
I’m sure there would be a farmer’s tale to go with early almonds but, I am afraid I cannot quote any agricultural wisdom, now.
The photo was taken near Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: January 9th, 2011. The time was 14:00:36.