Year of Grace, Day 233. The almond orchards of Rasquera

One thing I’m going to miss when we leave the Lower Ebro region is the almond blossom of Rasquera. The orchards are at their most splendid bloom just now, a full month earlier than last year. Their breathtaking beauty is so reminiscent of cherry blossoms.

They are stunning with the mountains behind them.

And much like the gently coloured mist that cherry blossoms create in Japan in spring, all over Rasquera, the almond blossoms fill me with wonder and gratitude at such beauty.

May your spring, wherever you are, be as full of wonder!

For behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have already appeared in the land … And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. … Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along!'” — Song of Solomon Chapter 2: 11-13.