We all have moms, had moms, are moms. This post is for all of you. Anyone who wants to gaze upon beautiful flowers and happy kids. I am a proud mom who loves her momma and her kids. Oh happy days. I wish you all a beautiful Mother’s day filled with love, peace, joy, sunshine and flowers.
Recently my kids were off from school and I took them on a field trip to the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Each spring the fields come alive with beautiful rainbow hued Ranunculus flowers.
The colors were dazzling and the air was hot. Everything was in full bloom!
The kids loved the sweet pea maze. Giggles, chuckles and squeals were the theme of the day.
Being outside together enjoying the sun and flower fields is something I will never forget. My kids keep talking about it too. I think it is firmly implanted in their minds forever. We constantly remind each other it is not the “stuff” we have in our possessions. It is the memories that last.
A tractor ride around the fields was a great way to catch a cool breeze.
They call this the “Fields of Dreams” and I can certainly agree with that!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day everyone! xo
49 thoughts on “Fields of Flowers and Happy Mother’s Day”
So lovely!! That’s what I want for Mother’s Day!!
Brenda, better than any gift out there 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day.
what lovely colors ! took my breath away 🙂 flowers always make everyone smile 😀
happy mother’s day !
Picky Eater, I had been to coffee the week before with my friend Averie and could not get over the flower fields I saw in the distance. I had never seen them before – headed back a few days later with my kids to get the close up. Yes, every bit as breath taking as they look. We will go back each year to savor the Spring flowers. Happy Mother’s day to you too!
What a wonderful way to spend a day with your kids! Love your beautiful photos. Happy mother’s day!
Happy Mother’s Day!
What beautiful fields! I love sweet peas.
Wow, truly amazing!!! I miss those kids of yours (and you too)!! Please give them a hug for me. I always wanted to go there. I have been fascinated with the many paintings I have seen in laguna of those beautiful Carlsbad flower fields. Your pictures are gorgeous! I wish I was there, I would have definitely gone with you. Happy Mothers Day to you too my beautiful, amazing friend!
Hi Andrea!! So glad you stopped by to say hi. We miss you guys too. Some day you need to work out a trip back to CA with the kids when the flowers are in bloom. Are you visiting this June?
So pretty! Flowers as far as the eye can see. That makes for a nice mother’s day! I wish you a great one!
Okay, now I have GOT to go here before we move to Texas from Los Angeles in three short weeks! Striking images, Marla, and such beautiful children. Happy Mother’s Day to you! Lord knows you deserve to be the queen for a day! 🙂
Georgia, this might come as great news for you. I just read that the flower fields extended their viewing season to May 15th. I hope you can make your way there before you leave CA. If not now then hopefully when you come back to visit 🙂 xo
Thanks for your sweet compliments on my kids.
Gorgeous! Happy Mother’s Day, Marla!
Such a beautiful post – your children are gorgeous, Marla. Happy Mother’s Day to you!
Gorgeous photos, lovely flowers, magnificent kids! Happy M Day!
What a carefree, lovely post this is, Marla! The flower fields are stunning and I’m glad you and the kiddos had so much fun…wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day, sweetie!
Happy Mother’s Day Marla – your kids and these flowers are gorgeous!!
What cute photos, hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
What a lovely Mother’s Day you had. The flower fields look beautiful and I wish we had something like that here! Happy Mother’s Day again.
Lovely, lovely post – your kiddos are so beautiful and sweet! Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day! xo
Hey there Beth Lipton. So glad to see you around here girl! I must take a gander at Cookipie to see what you have been up to. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day with sweet little Mush 🙂 xo
Such beautiful flowers – and kids! Happy Mother’s Day 🙂
I love flowers and I think these pictures are beautiful!
Oh man how beautiful!! I really want to take my parents here but I realized that the season ends at May 15th (I checked the site). boo hoo…but honestly, I think a mother’s love is more beautiful and wonderful than any gorgeous flower in the world. 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day, Marla!
Sophia, auch a awesome surprise to have a visit from you! Hope all is wonderful, I will be checking in at your blog now. Hopefully next year you can plan to bring your folks to see the flowers. You will all LOVE ’em. Have a great weekend!
What a gorgeous field of flowers – perfect spot to photograph you sweet kids. Happy Mother’s Day to you, my friend.
Dara, happy Mother’s Day to you too! I am so happy we have become such great friends. It was wonderful catching up face to face at Camp Blogaway last weekend. I look froward to seeing you in Utah in July. xo
Marla, what can I say to anything that beautiful. I love the field of colors. Thanks for being a loving Mother to my darling grandchildren. They are very lucky to have a Mom like you. Happy Mother’s Day! Judy
Hello there Judy my beautiful mother-in-law. Wish we could celebrate Mother’s Day with you this year. The kids miss you bunches. You guys will need lots of phone time this weekend. Glad you like these photos of them at the Flower Fields. We need to take you there next year, OK? Wishing you the BEST Mother’s Day 🙂 xo
The pics are gorgeous and so happy you made it back there 🙂
I knew you probably would but so soon…you’re a better mommy than i am.
Happy Mothers Day!!
Better mommy?? I think not. You are a rockstar mom & don’t you ever forget that. I could not resist getting a close up of the flowers. Knew if I waited too long they would be gone.
I told the kids we were going on a surprise field trip. They were hoping for Disneyland. Thankfully they fell in love with the flowers! Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Marla, you are a super Mom!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Angie you are too kind. Wish I felt like “super mom” perhaps if I keep chanting those words it will come true 😉 Have a beautiful weekend & Mother’s Day. xo
Such beautiful flowers. I always get my mom flowers for Mother’s Day, they just have a wonderful way of brightening your day don’t they. Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day Marla.
What a wonderful post and beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing that.
i would love to take my mom to the carlsbad flower fields, i think she would LOVE it!
What stunning photos, your children are beautiful.
Wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day.
These photos are wonderful. I can’t get over the beauty of all these flowers! That first photo of your daughter is gorgeous! Your kids are as beautiful as their mommy. I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day, Marla. xo
Lora, *blush* thanks for the super sweet words. Happy Mother’s Day to you too my friend. Enjoy your darling kiddos today 🙂 xo
sweet post happy mums day
What a beautiful post and photos!
Happy Mother’s Day! xo
Wonderful and gorgeous photos! Happy Mother’s Day to you!
Such gorgeous photographs; you have an eye for color.
Ohh, as a photographer, I would KILL for that background. Your kids look great in front of it. 😉 What a gorgeous place.
Marla, your pictures are just breathtaking! I love all the flowers and the pictures of your kids. They are just adorable! I hope your Mother’s Day was wonderful and delicious! 🙂
Gorgeous pictures Marla! I was just there yesterday and while the flowers are definitely past peak now we still had fun wandering around. I hope you tried the lavender strawberry sundaes and jalepeno strawberry sundaes they serve over by Armstrong Garden Center! Sooo amazing. 😀
Lauren, so glad you made it over to the flower fields. I did not see those sundaes but they sound amazing. Lavender strawberry is such a unique combo, then again so is the jalapeno strawberry. I will not forget to try them when I go back next year. Sounds like the best time to catch the flowers in their peak is the end of April – then again that could change year to year couldn’t it!
These are such beautiful pictures of such beautiful kids!