We drove to Blossom trail on a weekend to catch these beauties. There were Almond blossoms, Plum blossoms, Apple blossoms and Citrus blossoms which had white petals. Apricot blossoms, Peach and Nectarine blossoms had pink petals. It was great strolling midst these orchards looking at flowers and bees. I love flowers and love photographing them a lot.
Let’s take a closer look at one of the flowers, shall we?
Interesting thing about these and the other blossoms I have seen in US is that there are absolutely no leaves on the tree. It is a leafless tree and boom! one day every inch of it is covered with flowers. That makes them look so much more beautiful. And when these flowers wither away, leaves start appearing.
It was very sunny and the weather made the day even more enjoyable.
Surprise, surprise! Oranges on trees on either side of the road. Did I tell you that I lived on “Lemon street” for 2 years and we had lemon trees on either side of the road. And there was an “Orange street” too parallel to Lemon street. But this was the first time that I saw so many oranges ready to be picked on a tree.
On the way back, we got to see some wildflowers.
Weather is really lovely these days. I love sunny days.
Today is “The First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox) 2014”. Check today’s Google’s doodle (pic above).