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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Flower Fields



We have had a couple of weeks of lovely weather in Southern California so I took
advantage of the beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures to visit the Flower Fields
at Carlsbad Ranch.  As warm and sunny as it was, it was also quite windy.




The flower fields are extraordinary...

When I first arrived I was wondering how I was ever going to be able to show the
flowers because when you look at the fields you really don't see individual flowers,
it's more like looking at a rainbow.  In fact, I almost didn't do this post because I'm
used to showing a more defined picture of flowers but the fields are not set up to be
shown that way.  The flowers are like free spirits blowing in the wind and meant to be
seen as massive colors looking like a rainbow.







Wonderful color everywhere you look...










This is how the fields look just as they are beginning to bloom...


And then, a burst of blooms...




The flowers that are in full bloom right now are Ranunculus which are a member of
the buttercup family and native to Asia Minor. 



They really are so pretty.  Because the fields are meant to be seen as a rainbow they
have a separate area set up so you can see a few of the flowers individually as flowers
not just the rainbow.   All ruffles on the top of a thin stem...






The Ecke Family also show their famous Poinsettias, CymbidiumOrchids, a Rose Garden
and a Sweet Pea Maze which is amazing!  But that's for another time.


It turned out to be an extra special day because I ran into beautiful artist Christie Repasy
who was asked to exhibit some of her lovely works of art at the fields that day.

As you know, Christie is very well known for her gorgeous romantic rose paintings... 


Every time I see her it becomes a special day because she is absolutely lovely and
delightful. 


You can read about her studio Chateau De Fleurs and read her blog HERE.

If you have never been to the Flower Fields I hope someday you will be able to visit
and see the rainbows for yourself.  It really is quite unique.

18 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Amazing pics! So glad you decided to do the post, it's really beautiful:@)

Acquired Objects said...

O-M-G what a wonderful display, I love it! Even if you couldn't get a close up the fields are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this you've brighten my rainy day!

once in a blue moon said...

this is the kind of stuff that i just eat right up, i adore color, loads of it, makes me all tinglely~
what a beautiful day for you!

Masha said...

Wow, those flower fields look absolutely stunning, it must have been quite a treat to see them in person. Thanks for the tour!

An Eye for Detail said...

So....what happens to all these gorgeous flowers? Can one pick them? They don't go to florists, right? What a beautiful sight! My friend just got back from Holland and seeing the tulip fields. She was just blown away! As she said, "It should be on everyone's bucket list"!

Stephanie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! It would take hours and a team of horses to pull me out of there!

Olive Cooper said...

I want to run in them with wild abandon!

Privet and Holly said...

I HAVE had the
very good fortune
to visit these
fields in April and
they are every bit
as amazing as they
look!!!
xx Suzanne

Carla said...

Love the flower fields....amazing! They remind me of the tulip fields of my childhood in Holland. I think your photos do them great justice.

sherryocala said...

Gorgeous! Plus, since I have one blooming in my front garden, I knew what the first flower was. Poppies are rare here. I grew mine from seeds. I'm curious...why do they grow fields of poppies? For the seeds? Is there normally another crop there, and this is a rotation type thing? Thanks for the beautiful photos!

Stephanie Lloyd said...

Beautiful!

chateau de fleurs said...

What wonderful photos you took, It captured it completely! XO Christie

Donna said...

Wow! the fields of flowers are amazing! They are just gorgeous, and I imagine even more beautiful in person. How lucky you were to have met Chrisie! I love her work, sounds like you had a great day!!

Beach House Living said...

Looks like a place to take a wonderful nap!

NanaDiana said...

What a fun day...to be surrounded by such beauty. I follow Christie's blog already. She is an absolutely doll and I love her AND her art work. Thanks for sharing your day here! xxoo Diana

la Brocanteuse said...

Absolutely breathtaking! thank you for sharing these beautiful images with us. Love Christies paintings- xoxo Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Rose West said...

Wow- what incredible flowers! I'm sure the colors were even more amazing in person.

Kathysue said...

I literally gasped when I opened this post. Oh my goodness, the more I looked the more I gasped. I could have almost cried, to see such beauty in Gods creation. Only he could paint such beauty, thank you so much for sharing this. You made my day, I don't think there is anything except maybe holding a baby that makes me as happy as flowers do!! xo Kathysue