Spring Flowers

What is your favorite flower? I've decided my fave flower changes seasonally. I'm always a fan of peonies, sunflowers, and tulips (among others) - but right now I'm ravenous for ranunculus! I just learned of the Ranunculus Fields and Festival in Carlsbad, California. Doesn't that sound gorgeous? A "spectacular sea of bright colors!"

Now, here in the Northwest, we may not be known for ranunculus, but we are famous for the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, in Mt. Vernon, about an hour North of Seattle. The day trip is so worth it! On a sunny Spring day, the views are simply stunning, and the tulip buds stretch on for miles. It's truly breathtaking. But I can only imagine how lovely field upon field of beautiful ranunculus must look on a Spring day.

Anyone ever been to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad?

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8 comments

the southern hostess said...

How gorgeous! That would be incredible!

leigh ashley said...

while all flowers are pretty and the colors are wonderful, my fave will always be lillies. they just get me.

jensen taylor said...

One of my roommates this year is in love with rununculas & some of that love has rubbed of on me.

I'm planning on going to the rununculas festival this summer!

Holly said...

i havent, but i want to! methinks its in socal though, boo.

ampersandity said...

taha, that was just a little preview. i'm going to post more later this week -- they were seriously gorgeous!

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore tulips...I just was walking my dogs this morning and breathing in the beautiful smells of the blossoming tress and flowers! I love this time on the year..It really makes everything better :)
Beautiful photos:)
Kisses

Summer :) said...

Rananculus ARE my current favorite!!! I love them!! But alas, I cannot find them anywhere to plant! I'm sad! Beautiful pictures!

Erika Peterson said...

Never been to Carlsbad, but I grew up in the Skagit Valley so I'm well-aware of the Tulip Festival :)