Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Flower Fields...

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad are stunning. Photos can't do them justice, at least my photos can't. They bloom from March to May along a 50 acre stretch of prime real estate just east of the Pacific Ocean, along a hill. The Flower Fields also feature amazing award-winning rose gardens, an antique tractor ride and a sweet pea maze. It's a wonderland for photographers. Of course, all this blooming amazement is not offered for free. There's an admission price which wasn't the case that many years ago. People come in droves to visit the fields, and it doesn't hurt that they are nestled between an Outlet Mall and Legoland. Although, the flower fields were here way before the two aforementioned tourist traps were even an idea in some developer's mind. These breathtaking stripes of color began in 1958 by the Frazee family who owned a huge commercial Ranunculus farm.




I took these photographs on Easter day. My photos don't do justice to the scale and the brilliance of these fields, but you can get an idea of how stunning it really is.

1 comment:

paperhill said...

i can't imagine what it must look like in person, looks like it goes on forever! just beautiful! xo