It is the time of the year again when the awakening of new life starts to bud.
Spring is finally in the air. I just love that “ahh” moment as you open the window to let the fresh puff of breeze come in the room and the sun starts slightly peaking in.
While Autumn is my favorite season, Spring on the other hand undoubtedly excites and brightens up my days. Seeing the green grass sprout on the hillsides is just so inviting. Leafless trees are starting to flaunt flowers of light and pastel colors. Almond trees most especially are in full bloom and everybody in the area should take advantage of this local yearly wonder. It only lasts for a week or so until the rain washes the blossoms away.
Last year we missed taking family photos with the beautiful almond blossoms but this year, we made it a priority. There are Almond Orchards all over the Central Valley of California and we have many of them in our hometown of Bakersfield. I find every orchard has different beauty in some way. There are some orchards that has green grass in the aisles, and some just have plain dirt that when covered with petals look just like snow. Some have blossoms and some have budding leaves. Just choose whichever you like, they all make a great backdrop for a photo shoot.
When we had our photo shoot last week, the weather was a concern. We fortunately found a couple of hours in the day when the sun came out and brightened up our shots.
Here are some of the photos we took while enjoying the beauty of the Almond Blossoms.
Please note that during the blossom season, there are mostly likely bee hives close by. Please be aware that this could be a hazard for those that are allergic. We have never experienced aggressive bees or been stung, but it is a real possibility. Take the necessary precautions.
The Almond Orchards to me are simply divine and soul-stirring. While, at the same time the perfect place to make beautiful memories with your family. The trees are indeed the definition of life’s realization. They truly hold the consciousness experience of time.
May you enjoy the beautiful spring with your family.