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Fresno County’s self-guided Blossom Trail unfolds

Colors are starting to pop outdoors — with vivid pink and white blossoms in full bloom.

The beautiful changes are particularly evident on the Fresno County Blossom Trail, where the 22nd year of the self-guided motor and bike tour of blossoming orchards is under way. The season attracts people from all over to enjoy the beauty of Fresno County agriculture — almonds, plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines, apples and citrus.

“You forget how glorious it is,” says Kristi Johnson, tourism manager for Fresno County and overseer of Blossom Trail activities.

The best time to see the blossoms is now, she says. “It’s in full bloom.” Recent rains slightly changed the blooming cycles, Johnson says. The blossom season usually runs through late March, but it depends on Mother Nature. “I hope she’s kind to us,” Johnson says.

Many Blossom Trail events will be held Saturday, including a festival and a 10K run in Sanger and a Kings River bike ride and an art exhibit in Reedley. The Blossom Trail Wine Weekend also will be Saturday and Sunday at participating wineries in Sanger and Kingsburg.

The reporter can be reached at rorozco@fresnobee.com or (559) 441-6304.

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