At last - the almond trees are in blossom! Although my favorite time of the year is autumn I love the almond trees. There are about 15 of them, not very tall, along one of the streets I have to drive through when heading for our neighboring town. These fragile clouds of pink impress me every year. Alas, this beauty can only be admired for a few days. This year, however, they are taking their time. It is rather cool and damp and the blossoms seem to last longer than in other years. At least something to help me ignore that the time for wearing sandals and short sleeves is still in the future.