The photo on Tuesday was a preview for this post. It was taken at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, which is a beach town about 35 miles north of San Diego. Every year, these fifty acres bloom with Tecolote Giant Ranunculus. . . .
That’s the Pacific Ocean in the background.
The thing that looks like a windmill? It used to be a restaurant called Pea Soup Andersen’s, but now it’s a TGI Friday’s.
A few more errant blooms. There aren’t many! I sometimes wonder if workers move the strays.
You can read the history of the flower fields here.
This is a so-so iPhone shot, but I included it because I think it gives a sense of how big the area is.
As you can see, there are multicolored sections, and bands with just one color. It’s been a long time since I visited the fields, but I think they used to do just the solid bands.
According to a brochure about the fields, there are thirteen colors: red, gold, pink, yellow, orange, white, rose, salmon, picotee, café, purple, flame and merlot. “Picotee” means having pale petals bordered by a darker color.
I’m kind of partial to the salmon color. How about you?
More on Tuesday.