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In the surroundings of the beautiful medieval town of Guimerà, in Urgell, the fields of almond trees seem covered with snow from the whiteness of their flowers. A gift of nature that we can see in the Photos of the Readers of La Vanguardia.
Located halfway along the Corb river, at an altitude of 555 metres, Guimerà is a staggered town whose singular organization is due to its medieval origins.
Among its places of interest is the church of Santa Maria, a religious building erected in the fourteenth century in response to the significant growth experienced by the population.
The almond tree is a deciduous tree that originated in Western Asia and has been cultivated in Spain for more than 2,000 years.
The almond tree is a tree that knows how to choose when to flower in winter, assuming the risk of losing flowers in a possible frost, but also weighing the danger of having difficulties to ripen its fruits in summer.
Almond trees flower long before other fruit trees, which usually wait for the arrival of spring. They generally do it around the months of February and March, but it is observed that more and more progress is made in mid or late January, as has also happened this year.