If you live in California's Central Valley, you know exactly what I'm referring to: the annual almond bloom - that time of year when the valley becomes an endless fragrant sea of white (click on images to enlarge).
Rows of almond trees in bloom.
Almonds in bloom, Glenn Coutny
Almond blossom at sunset.
I spent several busy days out among the blossoms, and over the next couple of weeks I'll be posting the results of my efforts at dodging clouds of bees.