Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just Peachy!

I know that I have shared with you all pictures of the almond trees in our area. They never cease to amaze me with their beauty. It occurred to me that I haven't show you pictures of some of the other orchards in our area.
I stopped and took these pictures the other day on my way into Modesto.

No, they are not pink almond blossoms. They are peach blossoms!

Acres and acres of pink!!

Just beautiful!

They look like rows and rows of pink tutus!

Later on the blossoms will fall. In their place will be huge, juicy peaches! Millions of them!!! This summer they will be harvested and taken to the local canneries, one of which is very close to where I live. On a hot summer day you can smell the peaches being canned. Heavenly!!! There are also orchards of apricots and cherries that will be blooming soon.

Highway 120 comes through town and goes on up into the mountains. That's one of the ways you can get to Yosemite National Park which is about a two hour drive from here. All along the highway are produce stands where the campers and tourists can stop and get fresh local produce to take with them on their journey. Along with almonds, peaches, apricots, and cherries, you can purchase tomatoes, sweet corn, melons, etc., depending on what month it is. You can even stop and get fresh cheese and homemade pies. All available to make your picnic just perfect.

How cool is that?


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures Miss Jean.

I love when I visit up north in the summer and we go the orchard for fresh peaches. One year we were one week early for harvest and shipped them to us. Heavenly!

Thimbleanna said...

Almonds AND Peaches??? Wow Miss Jean -- I'm pretty sure you live in paradise!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How beautiful! Do they smell sweet (the blossoms). We have apple orchards around here and when they bloom it smells lovely.