If you saw my post it notes on Tuesday I mentioned that we went to Carlsbad, CA on Sunday to see the flowers - Not! Now we have seen these fields before in the past but I wasn't a blogger then and I never took any pictures! The information that we had said that the fields are in bloom from March 1st to May 8th. Well we were told that due to the cold Winter things are behind by a few weeks. My guess is that it will be another couple of weeks before they are in bloom. Of course while writing this post on Thursday it was 94 degrees outside so maybe they will be blooming soon. So the first three pictures is what we should have been seeing when we were there.
Well I am currently in love with a new flower. I was able to buy a bunch when we were there and I don't know why I haven't seen this flower before. They are called Ranunculus and are just so pretty. Look at them, they are so full with so many petals. I have had these for almost a week now and they are holding up really well and more buds are still opening. Their name just makes me laugh, it reminds me of something that Sydney Fife (Jason Segel) says in the movie "I Love You, Man" which is "redonkulous!" So Mark informed me that he sees these all the time at the nursery so we will definitely be putting some in the yard.
As we were heading over to the walkway along the ocean we had passed a few houses along the way and I noticed the flagpole between two of the beach houses. I thought I got a pretty good shot of the flag. I am surprised that I actually got the birds in that first picture. Since they don't put view finders in the newer point and shoot cameras you are kind of shooting blind outside! There is a kite flying and also a sail boat in the distance. (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them)
This is one of our favorites when we go to Carlsbad. Looking at the meals that people order I know that they serve delicious food there but when I find something I like I seldom change my ways so I always get the pepperoni bread. It is actually an appetizer but I have it for my meal with a salad. I had to take the picture of the leftovers at home since I forgot to take one when we were there. I was to excited to eat!
Here are a few other things we saw that I decided to take pictures of. I have seen them all before but since you haven't I decided to share them with you. Often around the beach areas you will see squirrels perched up on something. Isn't he/she cute? I have passed that gate dozens of times but have never taken a picture of it. I just love it, it's like a woven basket. I thought you would also enjoy looking at some of the flowers/plants.
Now this last one is definitely blurry!!! I understand the dangers in stopping along the road, but I really wanted to, but Mark wouldn't have it. So even though I had my camera on action you just can't get a still picture at 75 miles an hour. I was lucky enough that he actually went into the last lane for me to capture these as we were speeding by. So this is what you see along the highways in Southern California in the Springtime. It's very colorful!
There is a new post over at Debby's Tree today. I appreciate everyone who visits there, it is one of my greatest pleasures.
P.S. Google, as of Thursday, was still giving me issues. I know I am not alone with this issue. As I worked on this post and was almost done I lost everything I had written. Thankfully the pictures had stayed on. I was ready to cry. So this post has really been a labor of love.