Beautiful blossoms around the corner
The annual pageantry of millions of blossoms is about to begin in the Central Valley. The USDA reports that buds are beginning to swell on almond trees and the bloom is expected to start in the coming weeks. Fresno County and other areas host festivals, bike rides and runs in celebration of the beautiful scenery. The bloom typically begins in mid-February in almond orchards and continues for other fruit and nut trees through March.