We arrived a week late and some of the almonds were already nearing the end of the bloom, and had been beaten about by heavy rain and hailstorm a few days earlier. However, seeing the entire area covered in white and pink blossom rather than the usual lush yet boring rows of wine is quite something.
Almost every house, street and road, every front garden and hillside is covered in the delicate flowers.
Check it out! Die Pfalz is always worth a visit.
- Recipe for ricciarelli, delicious gluten-free almond cookies from Siena, Tuscany (nami-nami.blogspot.com)
- Brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds (nami-nami.blogspot.com)
- How almonds are sucking California dry (bbc.co.uk)