I am blessed. With family. With friends. With a hope and a future. With nieces and nephews I consider friends (who cares if I'm 22+ years older!). I have so much - a job, a car, a bank account, a church, a wonderful little community to live in. And there's something else I have that not many people do.
I have almond orchards.
I live in the very heart of an almond farming community and right now, with spring beginning to raise it's sleepy head out of the ground, is when everything around me explodes into white, fluffy beauty. It's like "The White Way of Delight" from Anne of Green Gables...only it stretches for as far as the eye can see all around me, acres upon acres of trees so thickly covered with blossoms that it looks like snow has fallen.
The breathtaking beauty of almond blossoming season only last for a very few short weeks, with the peak of blossoming only lasting one week. And so, during that one week, I take every opportunity to leave everything behind and soak in life's beauty in full display around my house.
Some blossoms are white, some light pink, some bright pink, some have a yellow tint...but they're all stunningly beautiful! If popcorn grew on trees, it's what a popcorn tree would look like.
And of course, the pink blossoms would be peppermint popcorn trees. :)
I have lots more pictures taken during this week, which will be posted in the next few days. I love being a part of almond blossom country!