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Almond Trees in Full Bloom

Often a cold spell, even with snow like we just had, belies the natural beauty which the island presents in February with the flowering of the almond trees under a blue sky, suggesting more of a Springtime.

Now, there are almond trees in full bloom all over the island. The Mediterranean climate aids the Almond tree (Prunus dulcis) even though it is not an indigenous plant like the Olive tree, the Holm oak (Quercus ilex) or the Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). The almond was rather planted here in the aftermath of the Philoxera disaster pretty much a hundred and twenty years ago which wiped out most of the Mallorcan grape plantation, to supply the affected farmers a new life-line.

The weather forecast for this weekend is good, dry and mild with temperatures around 15° C. You could venture out into the countryside and enjoy the almond blossoms whilst the bloom is still out. It won’t last long now before it’s all done and gone.

The photo was taken near Artà, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: February 22nd, 2012. The time was 13:31:17.

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      • It is crazy when weather torwhs in a false signal to the trees – This has happened twice in a row in NC and my allergies were not so happy about it. This is like life too but I hope you’re feeling better today. Sometimes, it’s just good to just let go no matter how hard it is to do {{Hugs}}

  1. Great! I have off on Monday and I want to visit Covas d’Arta so I can also look out for the almond trees in bloom 🙂

    I was in Porto Christo last Monday but the weather was not quite nice and I also didn’t see many almond trees in full bloom (there were some, and on some trees you could only see a few flowers) so I hope this Monday the weather will be better and I will be able to find more almond trees as well 🙂

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