Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fall in the Almond Orchard

Driving to Woodland the other morning, I just couldn't help but admire the color and saturation of this almond orchard.  And this is going to sound a little silly, but one of the things I'm proud of from my 2 1/2 years living here is that I can tell one orchard from another.  Almonds are related to the apricot family; they flower and leaf out early in the spring.  They seem to hold their leaves the longest too, but they don't grow nearly as big as the walnut trees.   I have to take a back road route to drive through the orchards and I guess I've never driven this way so late in the fall.  So glad I did!  Love, love, love this color!

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