Capay Almond Festival – Blooms from February

Way back in late winter, the towns in the capay valley hosted their annual almond festival. The smaller towns further up the road are so bucolic and pretty, here are some shots of the trip:

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Lovely farms between the hills

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They grow olives in rows on trellises

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Majestic, dormant oak

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What’s that in the distance? Almond trees in bloom?

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The local native american tribe runs a large casino, resort and golf links

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They also work in agriculture, with a really nice olive oil

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Here is a new walnut grove, another popular nut here

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Lots of dormant trees

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They graft preferred varieties on to strong roots

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Almonds?

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These have yet to bloom

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And these

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Then, Bloom!

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One of my favorite shots of the day

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And some in full bloom

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Like popcorn

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Close-up

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Petals littered the grove

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They leaf out soon after

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Like these

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A native red-bud tree

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Random art

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Very old bridge over Cache Creek

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The ‘creek’

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Fun little town hall

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And festival outside

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Music under the barn

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And old time farm machines

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Good ‘ol country store

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And a very, very old oak to end

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See you again soon!

 

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One Response to Capay Almond Festival – Blooms from February

  1. Mary says:

    Those flowers are gorgeous! Beautiful day.

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