Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Spring is in the air...

It's easy to forget that Vacaville, California wasn't always on the map for outlet malls. Years ago there wasn't much on that stretch of I-80. The exception was the Nut Tree, named so for the expansive almond orchards. Nowadays you really have to look for the orchards, but they're still there - smaller, but still there. If you take the Pitt School Road exit, you'll see a well-tended almond orchard. This year, when I drove by the flowering orchard I had my camera with me and was able to capture the almond blossoms. I used a sepia tint for two of images to create a feel of "stepping back in time."
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