Flower Fields

March 30th, 2009

Around Mid-day Saturday, Curt went outside and realized that it was such a nice day that we should go somewhere!  So he flower-fields-close-up-1-small.jpgasked if I wanted to go to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad about an hour away.  I said “sure!”  We hadn’t been there in about 10 years because the bloom season only lasts a couple of months and we miss it every year!  It’s a commercial site and they mostly grow Ranunculus – such gorgeous flowers – in a whole bunch of different colors.  We were really surprised at how crowded it was and what a tourist attraction it has become.  If you decide to go, you’ll definitley want to buy your tickets on-line and print them out before you go.  That saved us from standing in a shockingly long line!  There’s a concession stand selling hot dogs and other lunch faire, but you can also bring food in and eat at picnic tables.  There are two stands in the parking lot selling super yummy and huge bowls of strawberry shortcake.  We split one.  Oh so good!

They have a playground for kids, a sweet-pea maze (I hate stuff like that and had to get out!), face painting and some other activities.  You can ride around on an antique tractor tour listening to a recorded message about the history of the site. 

For us SoCall city-folks, these beautiful flowers are quite a sight to behold!  Curt got some really pretty pictures and I thought I’d share a few of them with you.

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We had such a lovely day!  Wouldn’t these make lovely stamp images?  (Funny how my mind works, huh?)  I hope this was a bright spot in your Monday.  C’mon back tomorrow when I’ll have a card to share.

 

-Jami

 

5 Responses to “Flower Fields”

  1. Jackie Says:

    WOW!! That is absolutely beautiful! I wish there was something that pretty around here. And isn’t he sweet for taking you there :-)

  2. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Gorgeous is right, wow! They would make awesome stamp images too. I was thinking the same thing before I read it. Curt took some beautiful pics too.

  3. Emily Says:

    Such pretty photos!! I gotta see if we have a weekend free to head down there! And I have to say, that blue is such a pretty color on you!

  4. Bev J. Says:

    Beautiful! That is my idea of a good day trip. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  5. Barbara V Says:

    Love your pictures and your story!! Our grandson went to these flower fields with his 2nd grade class last year…and he must have loved the word Ranuncula (or ranunculus) because he couldn’t stop talking about them. They are gorgeous, arent’ they?

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