Monday, April 23, 2012


It is no surprise that I have a love affair with flowers.  I have my usual favorites, but more recently I've fallen head over heels for ranunculus.  Just so happens The Flower Fields in Carlsbad have acres in bloom right now.  I had no idea what to expect.  It quickly became clear as we got closer that this must be the tenth wonder of the world.  Finding parking was near impossible and the sheer number of people there from around the world made me unsure of how much I really needed to follow through with this idea.  Apparently the Red Hat Society converged for a worldwide meeting, or so it seemed.  Never saw so much red and purple in my life.  But once I saw the fields all the stress and craziness became secondary to the amazing beauty.  I took enough photos to produce a lifetime of paintings.  Here are just a few images. 

I went for a wide range of photos from rows as far as the eye can see to clusters to closeup.  So many more colors, but I don't want to overwhelm you.  Those are condos; can you image that view?  It might be balanced by the hoards of people, and traffic, I'm sure

These are for my followers viewing pleasure and I want you to enjoy them.  However, please don't take them for your personal use.  Thank you. 


  1. Such beautiful photos!! Thank you for sharing these with us!!

  2. So inspiring!!! Just what you need to see on a rainy day! You should do a collage of them and frame it! Soooo beautiful!!! Thanks so much Paula!!! Hugs,

  3. I love going to the Flower Fields, I live in Murrieta. I haven't been for awhile, thanks for the reminder, and the photos.

  4. Thanks for posting these pics - just gorgeous!!!

  5. I live right by the Carlsbad flower fields. I never get tired of watching them come into bloom!



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