|Carlsbad Flower Fields|
Our Spring Break last week flew by, but we enjoyed every minute of our Staycation here in Carlsbad, CA. From the brilliance of the Carlsbad Flower Fields to the shores of our sunny beaches, we're rested and ready to get back to work. Here we bring a photo essay highlighting some of our Carlsbad Staycation Spring Break!
The Carlsbad Flower Fields bloomed brilliantly and I took full advantage of the opportunity on a morning date with my camera. Carlsbad, California provides its own color show at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch devoting 50 acres to the cultivation of the Tecolote® Giant Ranunculus. Springtime brings ribbons of spectacular colors stretching behind the Carlsbad Outlet Mall just off of I-5.
From mid-March through early May the beautiful Ranunculus transform the otherwise dry coastal hills into fields of coordinated color. A working farm, the flowers themselves are harvested for market, while the plants work to produce additional bulbs which will also be harvested and some replanted. See our prior Flower Field Post for more detailed information on the fields (and an Oatmeal Strawberry Bar recipe!).
Carlsbad Flower Fields
|A working farm, the ranunculus are picked and sent to market.|
|Old fashioned tractor rides are available around the fields. The friendly drivers always bring big smiles and waves!|
|Areas of the fields are set aside for family photos|
Carlsbad Beaches, Birds and a Sunset
|Golden Hour just past Warm Waters|
|Sunset by the jetty...|
Carlsbad Dance Girls... beach day photo shoot!
And now... back to work. Hope your Spring Break brought rest and relaxation too!