Almond Blossoms in The Central Valley, California

 

While driving around near French Camp, California, I took these six photos of almond orchards blooming there. It was a beautiful, sunny day.  For me, the almonds blossoms are a sure indication that spring is arriving soon. The almond orchards around French Camp and Lathrop tend to bloom during the last two weeks of February.

Almond Blossoms near Lathrop, California

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As I was traveling along French Camp Road near Lathrop, California, I took these pictures of some the almond orchards. There are acres of almond orchards in this area of the Central Valley. Typically the almonds are blooming in the middle of February.

Almond Blossoms

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I took three pictures of the almond orchards not far from French Camp Road near Lathrop, California. The last picture I took while watching the sunset over the San Joaquin River. In the background is Mount Diablo. I was sitting on the March Lane Levee Road, Stockton, California. I used a Nikon D600 FX DSLR along with a Nikkor 50 mm 1.8 prime lens and a Nikkor 60 mm micro 2.8 lens. It fascinates me to watch bees pollinate the almond blossoms. Nice to finish a day with a colorful sunset.

Almond Orchard in Bloom

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I took these pictures of an almond orchard along Highway 99 near
Lathrop, California. I used a Nikon D300s with a wide angle Nikon DX 12-24 mm lens for the trees and a Nikon micro 60 mm lens for the close-ups of the blossoms. The Central Valley almond orchards are a source of much of the commercially cultivated almonds in the world. Here are some fresh almonds on their way to you!