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:

  1. Wow these are really AMAZING, great shots!

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  2. Absolutely divine. Thankyou for sharing.

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

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  4. Gorgeous! And you took great pictures of them Debby!

    betty

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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!

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  9. 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!

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

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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!

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  15. Debby such vibrant color! WoW! Blessings.

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

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

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  18. 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.

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

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

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  21. Beautiful! That must be an amazing sight!

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  22. 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.

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

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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. 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.

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  31. Oh wow - your pictures are great!!

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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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