“When you photograph a face… you photograph the soul behind it.” – Jean-Luc Godard

Heaven on Earth

Today we were craving a garden. And we ended up at CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELD RANCH. The ranch was filled with about 50 acres of ranunculus and roses that are planted sequentially so that the first bloom starts all the way on the fields to the left and then moves towards the right as the weeks go on. Right now there’s an early bloom that has about 30 acres of peak color. You can spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders.

The fields are in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific ocean. We especially had fun in the sweet pea maze, which I must admit Alicia beat me out of, not once but twice! I was a sore loser, but enjoyed every twist and turn throughout the maze filled with Sweet peas and flowers. They also have a side where you can pick fresh strawberries to take home, or just enjoy a Strawberry smoothie while enjoying the fields of flowers. This place is highly recommended, whether you are taking a romantic stroll or a family day out. They have plenty of activities for the kids as well. The pictures can’t capture what you will in person. If you visit this garden, you won't want to leave. Its beauty is beyond any description. Walking around the hill, you won't be able to stop snapping pictures of the giant rainbow hillside painted with the vibrant colors of millions of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus. There are ranunculus of all colors: red, gold, pink, yellow, orange, white, rose, salmon, picotee, cafe, purple, flame, and merlot. If you have a travel bucket list, the Flower Fields of Carlsbad should also be put down in your list just as it was on ours.

Carlsbad opens from March to May. In addition to fields of ranunculus, The Flower Fields also have a little rose garden, an orchid greenhouse, a small exhibit of poinsettia, a tiny but definitely elegant Artist Garden, and a photogenic pavilion garden.
Luci & Alicia