Crazy tree

 

Among the fruit trees here in Catalonia there is one who seems to have lost all of it´s common sense: the Almond Tree (Prunus dulcis). It has become like a symbol for springtime because it is the among the first trees in the meditarranean area to produce it´s beautiful white and pink flowers.

It doesn´t care about temperatures, in early february with or without temperatures above or below zero, with or without snow and ice, it flowers and covers itself in white.  Sometimes I wonder if we are going to eat any almond at all that year because in early february i can be very cold here, january and february are statistically the coldest months.

Almond flower springtime
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