almond blossoms in our valley

I am feeling slightly overwhelmed right now after downloading about 600 pictures onto our computer.  We took a weekend trip and have come back with more photos than I know what to do with!  Eventually these will be turned into some fun blog posts, but can anyone else relate to the feeling of way too much data to sort through at times?

In the interim, here are a few photos of a beautiful evening hike in our valley last weekend.  The almond buds are turning into pinkish blossoms here and the air has a touch of spring in it.

This photo made me laugh because what on earth do I have on my feet?!  Then I realized it was my hiking boots.  They look like enormous platform shoes!

Ahh the almond blossoms…

Elliott took a photo of me taking photos.  Despite about 10 minutes of dedicated labor, I only came away with a couple of good shots. Maybe that’s how photography goes?  Hopefully not one day…

We kept hiking and then rounded a hill.  And there in front of us was an entire flock of sheep!  We haven’t been quite so close to them before, although frequently we have to wait for them to cross the road or see them grazing in the valley from our balcony.

We sat down nearby to admire them and take some photos.  Lena, meanwhile, struggled to get free and then crawled off to begin examining blades of grass and tall weeds.

I took this video of Lena enjoying the grass as the sheep grazed.  There’s a view of our house from the valley, too.

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3 Responses to almond blossoms in our valley

  1. Steve Garber February 21, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    All very beautiful. Thank you– a gift to me.

    Made me think of Bach, and his lovely “May Sheep Safely Graze.”

    Be well, each of you.

  2. lucyanngreen6 February 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    What a peaceful landscape…sheep grazing and the beauty of the almond blossoms. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Alyssum Pohl March 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Hello! I was @ Tufts w/ Elliott, and have been following your blog since it began. Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself and say that I’m enjoying keeping up with your new family’s adventures. Also, that I totally understand being overwhelmed with digital information to share! And that the photo with the sheep and blossoms is lovely. Buon giorno!

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