Friday, April 22, 2011

Pink Saturday: California's Flower Fields

Happy Easter weekend to all!

For this Pink Saturday I have some lovely pictures to share
that I took of The Flower Fields®
that are just north of San Diego,
around the Encinitas/Carlsbad area.



These fields have been a part of the
San Diego landscape for over 85 years.



It all started in the early 1920’s when an early settler began growing ranunculus in his fields in Oceanside.
Originally the flowers were single petal
and ranged in shades of red and yellow.
The beautiful colors and fullness of the flowers you see now are due to careful selection and propagation done over many years.


The site has been a popular, if unofficial, tourist attraction, even gaining the attention of photographers for National Geographic magazine.

The fields were expanded to Carlsbad and overlook the ocean and Highway 101, bringing the field of vibrant color even closer to the
motorists traveling between Los Angeles and San Diego.



Yes, for several weeks in April and May,
you really can see these beautiful fields from the I-5.
And the Pacific Ocean on the other side.

Please visit How Sweet the Sound for more lovely pink blogposts!

Happy Earth Day!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Passover!
Happy Easter!

And Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband of 33 years and me! :)

Have a happy and blessed Easter!

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13 comments:

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Here's my Pink creation, hope you can visit and comment. Thank you!

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Aunt Snow said...

Wow, aren't those lovely!! I didn't know there were flower fields in Carlsbad - I know there are some in Santa Barbara County, but I didn't know about Carlsbad.

How nice you're doing ranunculus! I'm writing about anemones, their cousins!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Easter!

Splenderosa said...

HPS to you, and best wishes for a wonderful Easter holiday weekend.
xx's Marsha

Marydon said...

This is one scene I have not yet viewed. I love the fields in other states of the spring flowers & bulbs in bloom. Awesome share.
May your Easter be filled with eggs-tra special blessings ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Maison Mutt said...

How funny...I just commented on another Pink blogsite about the gorgeous ranunculus in Carlsbad. Incredible site, a real must visit. Happy PS & have a lovely Easter!
Your newest follower, Niki

Trisha said...

I am definitely going to have to visit this beautiful place someday! Happy Easter and Pink Saturday to you!
~Trisha

Riet said...

What a beautiful post . I love flowerfields. Maybe you want to visit my blog and you can see what I mean.Happy Easter and pink Saturday

Tami said...

Lorranie..wow..I would feel so blessed to be able to see that sight. Happy Spring and Easter too...xoxo Tami

Light and Voices said...

Your blog is bursting with color! It snowed here Monday and rained and was windy everyday this week except today. The sun finally, came out. I really enjoyed visiting your blog. Have a blessed Easter. See you next week.
Joyce M

Gracie Jewellery said...

These must be spectacular in person. Happy Easter and happy pink Saturday.

Cottage Touch said...

OMG! You made my day so cold gray bare in NE Thank you!
Happy Pink Saturday & Easter...

Marti McClure said...

Great photos!

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