Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day at The Flower Fields

I think we can all agree that this week has been a rough one. Thank goodness for lovely weather and beautiful landscapes to ease the weary heart, especially in celebration of our collective home - Earth Day. Since Earth day falls on a Monday this year many places held events over the weekend so on Saturday Chris and I got together with his cousin's family  at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad - fifty colorful acres along the coast of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers (tecolote means "owl" in Spanish; yes I had to look it up). 

The place was packed with people enjoying the sunny weather, taking photos, going on wagon rides, and listening to the Mission Bay High School jazz band, whom were excellent musicians.

Normally I am not a fan of crowds but this time it was a nice distraction from the week's current events and people were generally being respectful of each other, except for one pushy woman waiting to use the restroom (but she probably had to pee real bad and it's hard to be sweet when you're contracting your bladder I've heard...).

Also, it was just a pleasure to spend time with family, especially the kids because they're so cute and funny, totally entertaining without even trying.

Plus the flowers are so gorgeous that it's hard to be annoyed or upset among such a pretty setting - actually being in the literal translation of  the saying stop and smell the flowers.

Have a great week and a happy Earth Day! Wherever you are remember that life is short so make the time to stop and smell the flowers.


Anonymous said...

Nice pictures!

Chris said...

Mo flowers means a blog that's mo betta. Looking forward to the post about Joshua Tree ;-)