Fresno County Blossom Trail
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March 7th, 2010 – by: saltycoco
Fresno is a county and city in central California, 2 hours east of Monterey, 3 hours south of San Francisco, and 3.
The blossoms begins in February and ends in March. But the rain and warm weather has shortened the bloom cycle and some of the trees were already turning green. Luckily me and my friends got there in time and had the chance to see the blossoms. We decided to take 1 car, and drove south towards Reedley and Sanger, cities south of Fresno, and is part of the Fresno county, before finally going back north to Fresno.
Blossoms can easily be classified, but it's often difficult to identify at this stage what kind fruit they will produce. They are either pink or white blossoms. Plum, apple, and citrus blossoms are white. While apricot peach, and nectarine trees will produce pink blossoms. We spent more than 30 minutes walking down the orchards and taking pictures. It was a nice cool perfect day. The ground was still slightly soggy from the rain a few days ago, but it wasn't that bad at all.
We left the white blossoms, and came upon a citrus orchard, but there weren't any blossoms coming from those trees. Across the street was a hill with a huge letter R painted in white. The "R" probably meant that area it was facing is Reedley. And on the other side was the letter "S" for Sanger. We saw a farmhouse and a nice looking house at the foot of that hill, and the whole area was surrounded by yellow dandelion-like flowers.
Our trip ended on our last pink blossom orchards, it was almost getting dark, and we left to my friend's house to view the amateur pictures we took of those insects doing it, no not really, we viewed the whole pictures we took on my friend's LCD HDTV using his PS3. We were surprise how well the pictures came out.
Most people will pass by Fresno on their way to visit Yosemite or Sequoia National Park, some may just completely avoid it by taking the scenic coastal freeway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. But if you happen to pass by Fresno County around late February and early March, the Fresno blossom trail is a nice 1 hour scenic drive and visit.
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