After living in North San Diego County for over seven years, I decided it was time to visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields while they were in bloom. I’m so glad I made this trip. I had my trusty camera, but left my monopod behind because I didn’t want to be obtrusive. If you ever go and you have a monopod or tripod, take it. There were a number of photographers setting up all over.
A little background on the Carlsbad Flower Fields
The Carlsbad Flower Fields have been around for nearly a hundred years. Luther Gage moved to the area in the early 1920s and began growing Ranunculus, which is a part of the buttercup family. Frank Frazee was joined by his son Edwin, who ran the fields for many years. Eventually, Paul Ecke Jr. convinced Edwin to help guide the development of the fields and incorporate tourism as a way to sustain the fields into the foreseeable future. For the full story, visit theflowerfields.com.
Photo tour of the Carlsbad Flower Fields