Saturday, February 24, 2007

Almond Blossoms

Here is Ella in one of the many almond orchards (people from our chuch own this one). Try to imagine seeing a stretch of these blooms for miles and miles. There are few places we can drive without passing through the orchards. Guess that's what makes us the "Almond Capital of the World" or as a friend says, "Almond Capital of the Known Universe!"

Today was our favorite day. Upon our move out here we discovered the neatest celebration-- The Almond Blossom Festival. This is a weekend in February where the trees are blooming, the weather is warm and the Saturday is filled with an excellent parade, a tri-trip lunch, a carnival and long walks where we bump into tons of people we know. Ella seemed to enjoy the parade, though her mobility made it a little different from last year. The theme this year was "Support Our Troops" thus the looks of intense patriotism on Ella's face...

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