Well, the poor almond trees that John hacked to within an inch of their lives, have tried to flower again! The one's that got a really good cut, have only got a few new growths, but those he did first (more cautiously) have still got a lot of branches on, and so are full of flowers. As there are so many branches missing, they are fuller than last year. They look really wonderful. Next year, those that got the sharper cuts will look good too. I am hoping that we will go for a ride into the mountains in the next few days, to see the almond groves. They were truly spectacular last year, but I didn't have my camera with me. I will be more organised this time!