In Cyprus, during mid-Februry, for around two weeks, the hills are alive with Almond blossom.
It was fairly wet and windy at that time, so I took the opportunity to head up the road to a local village, Episkopi, where the hills surrounding the village and river valley take on an ethereal beauty.
Swathes of Almond blossom cover the hillsides. It is a glorious time to walk amongst the groves, small spring flowers popping through the undergrowth.
As we are now under curfew on our small island, like many all over the world, it’s time to review my walks.
I hope you enjoy my Almond blossom photographs… stay safe, my friends…
According to the news, it has so far been the wettest five months since 1901 in Cyprus. I can vouch for the fact it has been very wet!
A planned day out today was deemed prudent to cancel, as the little cloud with raindrops on the weather app seemed to be rain-dropping all day at the destination.
But the rain was intermittent and I needed bread so went out, with my camera (just in case). I decided to turn right up the hill as there was a hint of blue between the clouds.
Bread be damned, but the grey clouds closed over the bit of blue just as I turned the corner to find an almond field in full blossom.
Oh well, too beautiful to be missed, even on a grey day.
I did buy bread, by the way. A handy little kiosk on the way down the hill had some. Not too sure it was fresh today, but it did well for toast with blue cheese snacks…
Spring is marked in Cyprus by the blossoming of Almond trees. Clouds of ethereal white and pink blossom appear, scattered over the hillsides, clear blue skies overhead. Continue reading →