Snow and Almonds

Driving home from an appointment yesterday, everything looked so beautiful  We had some amazing views of La Maroma, the highest peak in the province of Malaga. No skiing there, you have to go to the Sierra Nevada for that, but it certainly looks beautiful when it is dusted with snow.

The day was bright and sunny, and luckily I had my camera with me to take a few snaps.

Where we had stopped to take the photos, we had the mountain to our right, and to our left beautiful almond tress in blossom. It´s a funny old winter here.


66 thoughts on “Snow and Almonds

  1. It’s always nice to see almond blossom – and these are beautiful views of the mountain too. We have both blossom and snow here too, well, the blossom here and the snow apparently not far away in the mountains, although I haven’t seen it.

  2. The weather is indeed odd right now! We obviously have snow-caped mountains here in Las Alpujarras but the blossom is also just appearing everywhere – a true delight. Nothing like the snow we’re used to in Sweden but very pretty nonetheless.

  3. We have some mountains, but I can only imagine how lovely it would be to look over and see almond trees in blossom.. They must have a beautiful fragrance?? xo Smidge

  4. Wow Chica – I can’t believe that was just a couple days ago?! I know – geography, blah, blah, but damn, what I wouldn’t do for a bit of that weather up in Paris right now. It’s -4 right now and was just as cold this morning when I left for work 😦 Such beautiful scenery!

  5. Stunning. There’s nothhing like standing looking at a snow capped mountain when you are nice and dry and probably several degrees warmer. Lovely, lovely , lovely. But then you know I’m a sucker for a snowy mountain!
    as the almond trees, it’s one thing I’ve always wanted – to have their blossoms in a garden.

  6. Hi T, Lovely photos. The mountains look fabulous at the moment with the Almond blossom. Hope the cold spell, that is on its way, doesn’t affect the crop. I am sure the blossom early this year!?
    Regards Florence x

  7. Oh, Tanya! Such a beautiful place to call home. Do the almond blossoms have a scent?There’s nothing quite like a breeze lightly carrying the scent of some blossoming tree. Well, with or without a scent, they sure are pretty to look at.

  8. What a gorgeous expedition! Lucky for us out here that you had your trusty camera along for the ride. It reminds me of an outing years ago (30, I’ll bet), when a distant relative of ours whom my sister and I were visiting in northern Italy took us on a day trip to the town where one of the international chess championships was taking place that week, and our coach took us through the snow-dusted alps and also past cherry trees in bloom. Not your typical December combination, to say the least, and thus memorable in its magic. Your photos take me back! Thank you!

    1. What a lovely memory. We drove most summers through northern Italy down to our family in the south so the landscape would have looked different to what you saw but I always remember how beautiful the alps were!

  9. Tanya, i’m not telling you anything you don’t already know, and probably appreciate every day, but you live in a very beautiful spot of the world. Grateful you had your camera so that we could all go on that drive with you. I sure do love the look of those blooming almond trees! (Do you ever take your camera along when you go into “town” to go shopping? Anything you saw along your daily travels would probably interest a whole lot of us.) Thank you Tanya for sharing your world on the mountain.

    1. Hi Spree and thanks for this lovely comment! I am so glad that you enjoyed seeing a little bit of my world, which I hope I will never take for granted. Had never thought of taking snaps of my “neighbourhood”, the little village etc, and sharing them but I like the idea…thank you for the inspiration (and yes, I most often do have my little camera in my bag!)

  10. Ooh, almond trees sort of look like dogwoods don’t they? They’re very pretty. I love the contrast you had going there – Spring on the left, and Winter on the right! Speaking of pretty trees, have you been to Valle del Jerte? It’s known for its gorgeous cherry tree orchards that bloom all at once during one week out of the whole year – I think at the end of March. I’ve been meaning to go camping there, I’ve heard it’s breathtaking!

    1. You´re right about the almond trees looking like dogwood, very pretty indeed. Have never been to Valle del Jerte, but a nearby village is famous for its cherries (they even have a cherry fiesta in June) so although we don´t have quite as many cherry trees locally as the Valle, we have a good share of them here too!

  11. If the spring does come as early as it is threatening to do we are going to have SUCh a long summer. Just imagine. all that lovely food! I can’t wait! c

  12. And all we have here today is rain, but who’s complaining – the garden is happy and its fun walking on the beach in the rain with brollies and ice creams!

    Love snow and almonds.

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