I had intended to go up in the air to do an aerial shoot of the almond bloom last weekend, but the clouds made that an iffy proposition, particularly given the cost of chartering a plane. So instead, I headed out in my truck. Turned out to be a beautiful day - go figure.
I got a lot of nice photos of the flowers, and was rewarded with a colorful sunset at the end.
Close up of almond flowers (Glenn County)
Row of almond trees (Glenn County)
More almond flowers - they are beautiful
An almond tree glows in the light of the setting sun (east of Willows, Glenn County)
And finally, the day ended with a dramatic sunset.
I'm still hoping to get up in the air this coming weekend to get the bloom before it ends, but the weather is not looking cooperative - they are predicting snow on the Valley floor, which could ruin the almond crop.
Keep your fingers crossed that doesn't happen and we get some clear warm weather.