These are almond tree’s blossoms which are very common during this specific time of season in Greece and Mediterranean region.
The almond (Prunus amygdalus), is a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia. "Almond" is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree.
It is a medium sized deciduous tree (as 20 meters height). Its leaves are thin, green open. It's not age old like Olive and fig tree. Because it is the first fruitful tree that blooms, is considered the symbol of the resurrection. The blossoms, come late winter, before the appearance of the leaves. Because it can flourish even in late January to early February, is too often likely to see blooming while it snows.
|Camera:||Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||105.0 mm f/2.8 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||11 Feb 2013 - 5:38 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.9|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|White Balance:||As Shot|