In the California central valley, thousands of acres of land are dedicated to almond groves. In fact, (according to wiki) the US produces 41% of the world's almonds and almost all of it is grown in California.
We drive by the groves on the way to and from the hideaway.
They bloom between the end of February to mid-March.
We happened to catch the bloom at their peek.
A few brand new pink buds were blooming.
Each blossom will become an almond and by late summer, the trees are heavy and ready for harvest.
They smelled heavenly.
The bees were very happy.