In the Flower Fields the Poppies Blow

Jake Reinig, travel photography

My brother—the failed alchemist—and I went to the Carlsbad flower fields today. Despite having lived in San Diego for exactly 0 days, I never knew this place existed. I’m not sure what it’s actual purpose is, but it’s pretty cool. I do wish you could actually walk through some of the fields, but that aside, it’s still a nice way to spend an afternoon.

(Note: I don’t think there are any actual poppies. I just like McCrae’s poem about World War I.)

On the way home we swung by Trestles to see if any good sunset photos presented themselves, but not a whole lot came along. After a few bird photos we turned and trudged up the long path back to my motor coach.


The aforementioned brother takes a stroll.

There was a surprisingly small number of bees. With millions of flowers onsite, we expected to see more than the 6 or so we did encounter.

Signs everywhere tell you to stay out of the fields, but apparently the rules aren’t always adhered to.  :)

3 Responses to In the Flower Fields the Poppies Blow

  1. Gaby Staniszewska April 17, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    Jake these are stunning. The one with the father and son is particularly amazing. Well done!

  2. Michael Reinig April 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    You do know these are commercial flower fields, don’t you? That is their purpose. They sell them.

  3. on ya May 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    that sand dwarf is creepy

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