Almond blossom

Almond blossom in Garafía, La Palma
Almond blossom in Garafía, La Palma

The north-west of the island is home to great many almond trees, and at this time of the year, they’re all blossoming.

The trees in El Paso and Garafía are beautiful, but the best display of all is at Puntagorda. In fact Puntagorda hosts an annual almond blossom fiesta. The date varies — the Town Hall sets it a couple of weeks in advance, to (hopefully) coincide with the best blossom. This year we’ve had a rather cold winter, so it’s a little later than usual, on February 6th.

While you’re there, you might be able to see some of the art of Peter Hermans, a Dutch artist who’s lived in Puntagorda for some time. See “Peter Hermans” His website is at http://www.hef-painting.nl/

Almond blossom in Garafía, La Palma
Almond blossom in Garafía, La Palma

 

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