A little over two years ago, I planted my almond tree. I have fond memories of fresh almonds off a tree at a house my family rented when I was a child. Since I have some space I knew I wanted to have an almond tree in yard.
Last year the tree had some beautiful flowers, but they all dropped without leaving almonds. This year the tree had many flowers. Most of them fell off, but three turned into almonds. I have been watching those almonds develop over the last few months, and today I noticed one had fallen off of the tree. I took this as a sign that they were ripe and picked the other two.
I ate one of the almonds, gave one to my wife, and split one for my oldest sons. The almond was very good. Sadly, I have to wait until next year for more, but maybe there will be many more this time.