Almond trees and a robin

Prunus dulcis, the almond tree produces some of the first blossom of spring in the mediterranean. The flowers vary from white to pale and bright pink. This tree in our garden has the most blossom for many years, a promise of almond nuts, a source of fats, iron and some minerals! Sweet almond oil is used as a base for cosmetics and aromatherapy.

Erithacus rubecula, the robin. A winter visitor watching us working in the garden. Sings very sweetly and loudly from the tops of trees telling everyone that he’s about.