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
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.