Visiting Carlsbad Flower Fields

When:  May 2019.   Weather: Hot  20C

Leica M10P/35mm Summilux and Nikon P900

Managed to get away from the Shopping outlet at Carlsbad to have a quick look round the Carlsbad Flower Fields just next door.  It’s an easy walk pass an Armstrong Garden Centre and you soon seen the many Ranunculus blooms in the distance…

After entering, I turned right towards the Poinsettia tent and did an anticlockwise loop round the whole place….

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad…most people go to Carlsbad for the shopping outlet but the adjacent flower fields are well worth a visit

 

house finch

A housefinch welcomed me to the flower fields

 

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The flowers stretch into the distance…

 

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there are said to be 8 million blooms of ranunculus here…

 

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red and orange into the distance…

 

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purple and white

 

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you can sit and enjoy or have a picture taken at the viewpoints

 

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a multicoloured field…

 

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which looked quite interesting even in black and white…

 

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but this is what the coloured view was like

 

horned lark

A horned lark was quite friendly and cavorted nearby

 

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a deep pink field

 

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a yellow field

 

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an orange field

 

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a purple field

 

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red field

 

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they are just as pretty close up…

 

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common sparrow at feeder

 

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Belding’s Savannah Sparrow

 

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and then a prolonged close encounter with a black phoebe

 

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who caught a bug for breakfast

 

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and entertained me for quite a few minutes

 

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several of them were feeding each other…

 

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So this was a great way to kill and hour or two if your other half is shopping…there’s also a nice Armstrong gardening centre right next to the Flower Fields.

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