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Flower Fields.

May 12, 2010

As I mentioned in my Weekend Three, S and I got a chance to drive down to the Carlsbad Flower Fields right before it closed for the season this past weekend. He lathered on the sunblock — I didn’t, cause I don’t burn or tan very easily (which I see as both a curse & a blessing). Then we set out for a hike up the hill to see the vast & seemingly endless fields of flowers.


Loved all the cheery colors of the ranunculus against the blue sky! There were also a bunch of little rose & tulip gardens, as well as a human maze made out of sweet peas (which we were too scared to try haha).

I’ve heard of the tulip festival in Canada (which would be so awesome to see in real life).. are there any other flower fields/festivals I’m not aware of?

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46 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2010 6:27 am

    You take the most amazing photos. I alwaysleave your site envious. In the nicest way possible. :)

  2. Catherine permalink
    May 12, 2010 7:49 am

    This is my first time here… I would said… I love your photos… :-)

  3. May 12, 2010 7:52 am

    hello, cathie!

    i just discovered you from danni’s blog (ohhellofriend) and i am immediately in love with your site. you inspire me to pursue calligraphy and am in LOVE with your photos.

    just wanted to say ‘hello’ and thanks for your inspiration. :)

  4. Raul Alanis permalink
    May 12, 2010 8:34 am

    Great Photos!! You can’t help but smile when you see photos of flowers.

    http://www.wutevs.wordpress.com

  5. Miki permalink
    May 12, 2010 9:10 am

    You take such beautiful photos! I live in the UK, so I’m afraid I’m not best qualified to know about flower fields or festivals – I’d love to visit somewhere like this, it looks glorious.

  6. miriam permalink
    May 12, 2010 10:00 am

    just saw your guest blog entry! nice job!! can we just blog all day long?

  7. May 12, 2010 10:05 am

    Simply stunning!

    Lovely blog, too!

  8. May 12, 2010 10:06 am

    Hello! I found you via Oh, Hello friend, and your blog is lovely! Can’t believe I missed this flower festival- I live not too far away in SD!

  9. May 12, 2010 10:33 am

    beautiful blog!

  10. May 12, 2010 10:36 am

    Love the photos! Over here in Michigan we have the Tulip Time Festival in Holland. I’ve been to Holland, Michigan, but I’ve never been to the festival. I hear it’s worth going though. http://www.tuliptime.com/

    • May 12, 2010 6:23 pm

      I second Joyce’s endorsement: Tulip Time (in a town called Holland!) is quite the event. It’s already come & gone this year… but look for early May next year.

  11. May 12, 2010 10:39 am

    WOW! What awesome pictures…

    I love the hand-made wooden sign, you don’t see too many of those around.

  12. Abby permalink
    May 12, 2010 11:35 am

    Such beautiful pictures. I love the signs and the one next to it.

  13. May 12, 2010 11:43 am

    Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. May 12, 2010 12:05 pm

    oh I looooove these!!

  16. May 12, 2010 12:25 pm

    I always forget about this until it’s closed! Thank you for sharing. =) There’s a tulip garden in Fullerton (in the front yard of a private home), and another flower garden in the back yard at a private home (that opens to the public) in Huntington Beach.

  17. May 12, 2010 12:36 pm

    These images are so beautiful, Great work.

  18. steviemonkey permalink
    May 12, 2010 12:39 pm

    Absolutely lovely photographs. Loving spring!

  19. May 12, 2010 12:40 pm

    I really feel guilty I went to Carlsbard outlet and I missed the paradise flower fields…thank you for giving me this chance now to check them out, next time I am so lucky to travel in California I will not miss it :)

  20. May 12, 2010 12:57 pm

    The pictures are beautiful. I’m glad you found these and brought them back for us to see through the photos.

  21. May 12, 2010 1:04 pm

    this may sound funny, but my heart is so so so full seeing this site and all these comments (repping ppl whose lives you’re touching and impacting with word + art) and such cathiesque touches all over this site. :D

  22. May 12, 2010 1:54 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  23. May 12, 2010 2:20 pm

    Beautiful flowers:) You are so lucky:)

  24. May 12, 2010 2:24 pm

    Wow, so beautiful!!! Where is this located?

  25. Kris permalink
    May 12, 2010 2:29 pm

    What an absolutely amazing field of flowers!!

  26. May 12, 2010 2:43 pm

    I wanna be there right now! I think this is my happy place!

  27. May 12, 2010 3:12 pm

    Nice pictures.

  28. May 12, 2010 5:48 pm

    found you through ohhellofriend and i’m so glad i did. your photographs are amazing! may i ask what camera you use and what lens? i love your blog and thankful that i have found another blogger who inspires me.
    blessings,
    alely

  29. May 12, 2010 7:29 pm

    I want to be there! I always dream about that place. So beautiful.

  30. anghoo permalink
    May 12, 2010 9:11 pm

    You’ve brilliant photos and I’m very impressed with them. Have blogrolled your blog… Love it!

    Cheers,
    Ang

  31. May 12, 2010 9:22 pm

    Absolutely amazing!! Stunning shots, too!! If you’re ever in Washington State in April, hope you will check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival – http://www.tulipfestival.org/, we try to go every year.

    Thank you for the beautiful photos and inspiring post!!

  32. amlo87 permalink
    May 13, 2010 1:15 am

    Amazing photos :) thanks for sharing.

  33. May 13, 2010 1:34 am

    The colors and flowers of Spring… Simply awesome. Thank you for these photos!

  34. May 13, 2010 2:43 am

    Breathtaking photos of these beautiful flower fields, they are amazing. I’ve seen images before form the Carlsbad area but these are the most precious ones! Nice blog too!

    Jürgen.

  35. May 13, 2010 3:02 am

    What a wonderful place to go to. Your pictures are so peaceful. Love it!

  36. May 13, 2010 3:14 am

    So pretty. I have a small obsession with photographing flowers. Mostly because they don’t move. Or complain.

  37. vintage13 permalink
    May 13, 2010 7:10 am

    Iris Farm outside Ft Worth, Tx has amazing fields of hundreds of varieties. http://www.argyleacres.com/

  38. May 13, 2010 3:15 pm

    i could stare at these forever!! seriously.
    ps. your camera talent is so stunning.

  39. May 13, 2010 6:12 pm

    Congratulations!
    I like what you are giving away actually.
    You calligraphy is gorgeous and I’m really enjoying your style.
    Very inspirational.
    Cheers!
    X

  40. May 14, 2010 7:56 pm

    What gorgeous fields! Wish I could have seen them in person :)

  41. May 16, 2010 1:11 pm

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  42. aireuromoda permalink
    May 20, 2010 8:57 am

    Wow, those are beautiful pictures!

  43. Alyson permalink
    May 20, 2010 11:09 pm

    I have arrived via oh, hello friend and will be sure to check back in regularly.
    Australia’s biggest flower festival is Floriade, held in Canberra during September.
    http://www.floriadeaustralia.com/

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