The start of the Trail

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As we left the freeway in Kingsburg these trees in a front yard were in full bloom.

Springtime in the San Joaquin Valley of California means the beginnings of a new crop. Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Apricots, Almonds, and Apples all start at nearly the same time of year, the earliest part of spring.  And can you believe this, here in our valley it does not include Cherry trees!

 

And how do they start? The trees they grow on start by putting on some of the most beautiful flowers you will ever see.  It only lasts for a couple of weeks to a month, and during that time the bees must get around and pollinate.

 

This year the “Blossom Trail” as it is called in the area of Fresno County near where I live started around the middle of February.  I decided to try and get some pictures of the trail.

 

This isn’t really much in the way of “travels”, considering I did the whole thing in one afternoon and drove less than a hundred miles, but I felt it was worth sharing.

 

almond72 says:
Oooooo !!!! Simply lovely, they are really a tease. Just 3 weeks or so a year and then they drop off. I missed them when I went to Japan in 2004.
Posted on: Jun 22, 2009
schochon says:
Wow, great color!!sc
Posted on: Mar 16, 2008
Chokk says:
Fantastic cloours - I always wished that they could stay like that for months:D
Posted on: May 19, 2007
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As we left the freeway in Kingsbur…
As we left the freeway in Kingsbu…
Too pretty to just drive past.
Too pretty to just drive past.
Without getting a shot or two.
Without getting a shot or two.
And the closer we got the prettier…
And the closer we got the prettie…
Just cant get too close.
Just can't get too close.
Now you could almost smell them.
Now you could almost smell them.
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