A POEM A DAY - BLUSH OF BLOSSOM



It is a  beautiful weekend in this area of Spain. The sun is warm, the damp of the last few weeks has lifted and the countryside is flushed pink with almond blossom. This is to be enjoyed while it lasts, a windy few days can blow the blossom away and already the hint of green leaf is showing on the trees. Today will see more people out walking, enjoying the show. I wonder how long this lovely sight will last. Almond growers can not compete with American imports and many of the almond groves have been abandoned. Without care and yearly pruning the trees grow wild with less flower. We are living through a time of change in the farming patterns as traditional crops lose value, part time farmers age and a new generation is not working the land. 








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