The good temperatures registered throughout December and the almost complete lack of rain have brought forward the almond blossom in a number of areas of Malaga province, especially those exposed to the sun and closest to the coast.
The phenomenon, although not unusual, has surprised people on holiday who have ventured inland.
In the Montes de Málaga, in Almogía and Casabermeja, and in places in the Axarquía such as Arenas, Totalán, Sayalonga and Sedella, it is possible to enjoy one of the greatest winter displays of nature in the province.
The peak floration period for almond trees usually starts from around 15 January and continues until mid-February.
Almond growing in the province is not as extensive as it was in the past; much has been substituted by more profitable sub-tropical fruit trees or olives.