Thursday, April 8, 2010

SkyWatch Friday and Looking at the Sky on Friday / Flower Fields, Carlsbad Ranch, California USA

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I took a day trip, yesterday, to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch, California.
There are 50+ acres of rows and rows and rows of the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus.
You can pay an additional $5 to take a ride on this tractor drawn wagon through the fields.

The flowers are arranged in alternating colors and then there are rows of mixed colors.
There are still a lot of buds on these plants...
The best is yet to come!

I do want to go back in the later part of the day to get the "nice" light.
 These were taken in the early afternoon...a bit harsh for photos.
The red and yellow were a feast to the eyes!

 There was a beautiful BLUE SKY!

SkyWatch Friday

Looking at the Sky on Friday

29 comments:

Martha Z said...

Beautiful, I need to plant some of those next year.

Carver said...

The flower fields are such a delight. Beautiful colors on the ground and also a lovely blue sky. Looks like a perfect day.

Carol said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous colors...I would love to visit this place!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful colors! Looks like summer:-)

Carletta said...

What a lovely way to spend the day!
So many beautiful colors. Those mixed rows must be really gorgeous in person.
Lovely!

ewok1993 said...

One day I will go there and see this for myself.

Kcalpesh said...

Gorgeous Colors! Absolutely lovely shots!

Have a great weekend!!

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EG Wow said...

OH MY GOODNESS! It looks like summer. :)

Diane AZ said...

Oh wow, I love the rows of mixed colors! Looks like an awesome place to visit.

Johnny Nutcase said...

ahh! love the flower fields, too cool! I want to go! Love the pictures, great series. Fun! :)

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, colorful flower fields and gorgeous blue skies as a backdrop! Doesn't get any better than this! Glorious photos, Carolyn! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Linnea W said...

So beautiful. The flowers are very colorful. Great color combinations with the bright Socal blue sky.

Ebie said...

Gorgeous! Our annual "pilgrimage" to the flower fields will be this coming Saturday, and also to meet up some bloggers from the SD area!

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous, love the fields of flowers!

Eaglesbrother said...

Great Blue sky...the flowers are like the desert to a meal...the finishing touch.

LV said...

My but I would love to see this garden. I would probably have a heart attack as I am not sure I could handle so much beauty. I never knew there was such a place. Wish I had known about it early in life and visited.

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow this is the kind of place I want to spend my time. Love it!! Happy weekend!

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Wanda said...

Nothing better than a "Farmer's" sky. Great pictures.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful flowers going on for acres, it would give me sensory overload. Love your photos.

J Bar said...

The colours everywhere are amazing.
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syel said...

gorgeous colours! a feast for the eyes!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: Colorful display of flowers under the blue sky.

Rambling Round said...

I think flower growing would be the perfect job! Nice shots.

Ralph said...

What a beautiful farm! I generally imagine food crops on a big tract as this, but never considered a flower farm. Under a glorious sun, the colors range from bold to subtle as we see row and row of beauty. The Golden State is of many other hues, too!

NatureFootstep said...

great skies over the farmlands.

And. no. I got no rain that day. I made it to the bridge before it started :)

Samson said...

Must have been amazing to see it in person... that's a lot of flowers, beautiful photo's

Have a great weekend :)

Laura Hegfield said...

Beautiful!!!

Karine said...

What a beautiful array of colors!!! I can't wait for all the flowers and leaves to be back here, we already have a nice bunch of early (very early) spring flowers out though, so it really gets us impatient for all out blooms!

Race said...

What a nice field of beautiful flowers under the blue skies! must be so nice to go over a place like that! gorgeous colors!

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