on February 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM
Almonds are blooming in Santa Monica. My tree is young but gives me plenty of bloom and fresh almonds to nibble on. There is a neighbor who lives across Douglas Park, which is just a couple of blocks from my house. He has the most gorgeous almond tree, and I didn't know this until this spring. I don't know how I missed it all these years. There were hundreds of blossoms on this tree. The neighbor offered me a branch. I asked him if i could take a picture of the tree. Of course, he said, but hurry because the blooms will disappear quickly. Sure enough, when I got there two days later, they didn't look the same. I missed that decisive moment but I still remember it. Here is a shot of the blooms on my little almond tree.