Saturday, May 5, 2012

RANUNCULUS

(Don't forget to click on the pictures to see them enlarged)

ra·nun·cu·lus

Last Saturday morning Mark and I left the house at 7:30 in the morning and headed to Carlsbad, Ca. (San Diego area) Last year when we went to see The Flower Fields they were not in bloom. So I made sure I checked and we waited until they were 100% in bloom. It only lasts a few weeks. I don't know if I ever mentioned that Carlsbad is one of our favorite towns on the coast and we have spent many wonderful weekends staying there over the years.


This one is so different. Every once in while you would see a
few in the fields that look like poppies.

 These are some close-ups taken in the fields.

And we walked on the beach and
ate at our favorite restaurant Jay's!

Look at this very modern beach house!

These are the flowers I bought to take home.
I just love when they are buds.

More buds!

 These are some of my favorites
that I wanted to share with you.





Hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!

37 comments:

Tesha said...

Wow these are really AMAZING, great shots!

Polly said...

Absolutely divine. Thankyou for sharing.

Keetha Broyles said...

Never heard of the flower fields of Carlsbad, they're pretty amazing.

That corgi :) said...

Gorgeous! And you took great pictures of them Debby!

betty

Trennia said...

Those are so beautiful!I would not be able to choose,I love them all!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay girl - that is like the most beautiful place on earth and you live close enough to see it! You are so lucky. My favorite is the one looking straight down on that yellow rose. Breathtaking! sandie

Joyce said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Wow what a gorgeous place to visit. You got some really, really wonderful shots Debby.

Ginny Marie said...

Those are just gorgeous! I love those little buds, too.

I just bought some pink impatiens today to plant in our front yard. I'm planting a little early this year since we've had such a mild spring...I think the danger of frost is past!

EmptyNester said...

Wow, those flowers are GORGEOUS! I would LOVE to have gone with you to see them! Such vibrant colors- so very lovely! Thanks for sharing!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Wow, I love everything about this post! The flowers are breathtakingly beautiful.

Lynn said...

Bee Yoo Tee Ful !!!
I almost makes me want to come down for my quarterly visit to HB early!

Frugal Lyndie said...

The flowers are just beautiful! It's silly that I live in Orange County and don't make the trip to San Diego to see them in bloom...I need to put that on my bucket list!

Karen Mortensen said...

Beautiful. I love flowers.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Beautiful ... breath-taking ... gorgeous! How lucky you are to be so close to see such beauty. Glad you were able to see them while they were in bloom.

nancygrayce said...

Absolutely beautiful! Dumb I know, but I didn't know Carlsbad was in the SD area! Maybe next time I'm out I can go to see those spectacular flowers!

Just Be Real said...

Debby such vibrant color! WoW! Blessings.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Did you go visit these last year or am I mis-remembering? They really are beautiful flowers.

Renegades said...

Those are beautiful!!!

Caroline said...

So beautiful thanx for sharing <3 Love all of them.

Lee said...

Those are gorgeous flowers. Love, love, love it! That house is cool too. Looks like you had a fun trip. So glad you got a chance to get away.

Emily said...

Breathtaking!

Pen Pen said...

OMG...that must be what heaven will look like! Love those pic's!!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh my goodness! fabulous! perfection in blooms. :)

Sonya said...

Beautiful! That must be an amazing sight!

Cynthia Meents said...

I haven't been to Carlsbad since I was a little girl. I think I'll have to go back sometime. Lovely pictures.

Visiting from SITS.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I want to go! I'll bet the smell is absolute heaven there. No wonder you love it so much!

Nichol said...

Wow absolutely beautiful. I would love to visit, just once!

LynnMarie said...

Beautiful!! What kind of camera do you have? I only have a small point and shoot which fits in my purse just great but not great for really upclose shots.

Garden of Egan said...

OOOh my word!!!
Those are beautiful. I love the one that is all wrapped around itself. It looks like a face paper flower or something.

Beautiful!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Wow, Debby! How incredibly gorgeous! Ranunculus are some of my most favorite flowers! Definitely going to add Carlsbad to my list of must-see places to visit.

Jenn

Mom of 12 said...

They are just beautiful! We finally planted some petunias in the flowerbeds this week. Not as pretty as your pics, but about the only thing that grows well in our lousy soil.
Sandy

Kristie said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! That must be such an amazing sight to see in person! Love the flowers you bought as well :-)

CiCi said...

No wonder you enjoy going to Carlsbad. It is a lovely place. Your photos are amazing, it is fun to see the flowers, I hope the people who live there appreciate what is right there for them to see.

Together We Save said...

Oh wow - your pictures are great!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm glad this year they were all in full bloom. Those are gorgeous photos! You must have used the fancy camera. You got so many beautiful shots! What a nice adventure out for you and Mark.

Tami said...

Gorgeous! What an awesome sight - entire fields of such beauty. Our daughter is potentially moving to that area next year, so I'm adding this to my list of things I want to see.

Thanks for sharing your great photos.

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