Thursday, April 9, 2009

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Welcome to the Carlsbad Flower Fields, just right across the street from Legoland. We haven't been here for YEARS and it's as beautiful as I remember it! Here is the must-take photo of the flower field with the Anderson's windmill and ocean in the background. It's too bad it wasn't a clearer day. The flower fields are mainly a huge field of ranunculus planted in rows of colors. The flower field plants the flowers for seed, not the flowers themselves... though you can buy the cut flowers in their gift shop. Even with the lens flare, you can see how HUGE the field is. That's not even the entire field!

They added a sweetpea maze. It was bigger than we thought! The little kids had maps, and we had to stop one to ask directions, lol! I LOVE the smell of sweetpeas! Chris thought that getting lost in the maze was, "very annoying," LOL!

I tried getting a top view of part of the maze... That's the best I could do...

They also had a beautifully landscaped garden. It was kind of crowded when we were there (lots of kids on spring break field trips). So, I couldn't get a good picture of it. Here's a few more pretty pics! Thanks for stopping by!




8 comments:

Mary said...

WOW!!! I love those pictures!!! I could almost smell the flowers! Just beautiful!!!

Becky said...

Absolutely beautiful, Joni! Wish I lived close enough to see that in person!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

oooh beautiful!!!! believe it or not, my first perm job when we got to o'side was @ the grand pacific palisades right above the flower fields!! (i helped open the hotel-front desk!) i loved seeing them and i don't think i ever took pics. {after that job i worked down the road @ an engineering consulting firm.} thanks for sharing joni!!! i miss that place soooo much!

{Susan...Seriously.} said...

p.s. beautiful pics and love the new banner!

Kim Langston said...

Gorgeous. I can't even imagine how beautiful it was in person.

BethieJ said...

Joni~
OH MY GOSH! The fields are BEAUTIFUL!! what GREAT photos... Oh I wish we had known they were there! So would have stopped!!!

Mara... said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! Your pics are beautiful, as is you and your family!!! Thanks for sharing, i'll have to try to make it out there one of these days.

Stayce DeWid said...

OMG...incredible colors.

LOVE IT