Today we are taking a walk through the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, California. There is no need for stout walking shoes, or a backpack with wet weather gear, walking sticks, and a bottle of water in it for this outing, just a hat and perhaps some sun cream.
Every spring, for about ten weeks, over 50 acres of rolling hillside overlooking the Pacific coast are turned into a multi coloured spectacle with the beautiful shades of thousands of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus.
I don’t think you need me to guide you through this walk, as it is a simple case of meandering at will up and down and along the wide paths between the blocks of flowers, but you will need to be ready to marvel at the expanse of it all as we go. There’s no time limit for how long we can spend here, so wander at will and stop and gaze. There are one or two spots where you can go in amongst the flowers and take an Instagram-worthy photo (and there will be plenty of people doing that!), or you can just sit on the bench and admire them. As you go round you might notice people working in the rows of flowers, cutting them and making them into bunches to be sold in the little shop as you leave.
I hope you enjoyed our colourful, floral meander. If you would like to join some more walks, Jo has plenty on offer at Jo’s Monday Walks.