Friday, May 1, 2009

My Dreams Have Petals

This place. Such a favorite. We revisited weeks ago on a spring break excursion. It's a hillside by the coast, planted with rows and rows of ranunculus. When I was very small we called it "rainbow hill" after the way the strands of petaled color seamlessly met the sky. There were fewer buildings then. Still when you're in the midst of it, with the dust of the road, the bright of noon, and a blue ribbon of sea in the distance, you find yourself quelling the impulse to run down the steeply plowed furrows and gather the largest bunch of ruffled blooms you've ever seen.

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

WoW - what a glorious place!! LindaSonia

jen said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe this place really exists, thanks for sharing!

City Chic said...

Oh my, this is what dreams are made of. These somewhat remind me of when Dorthy runs through the poppy field on her way to the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz (my favorite childhood movie). Thank you for sharing, hopefully my dreams will be filled with these lovely images tonight.

Jeannette Mariae said...

It is so beautiful!

xxx JM

♥ Karen ♥ said...

So colorful! Love it!

Amy Esther said...

Beautiful! Your pictures give it such a fantasy land atmosphere... it immediately reminded me of Wizard of Oz, where she lies down in all the poppies....

Cassandra said...

Oh so gorgeous! I could drift in that field for days...

Mary said...

the second to last shot doesn't even look real!

Star said...

Lovely photos of beautiful places, very reminiscent of high summer. Thank you for showing.
Blessings, Star

Rebecca said...

So, so beautiful!

CC. said...

hey, is it ok if i post a pic of yours and link to it?! i love ur photography, ur unbelievably creative. congrats

yoli said...

lovely!

Livy said...

CC. - Sure! You're always welcome to post a pic and link. :)

KeKe said...

Beautiful photography!!

MzzLily said...

Thank you again for connecting with my feminine side. I wish Hubby would let me decorate the way you would. I adore your photos!

GiDu said...

I agree with City Chic, this place reminds me of the poppy fields from The Wizard of Oz. I love your photographs.

Patricia Torres said...

The photographs are soooo lovely!!

tara said...

I am in awe that such a place exists. Too dreamy for words.

Suzanne said...

wow - stunning photos!!!
that place looks amazing.

Nina Knox said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

The Fern and Mossery said...

very beautiful.

natalie said...

i love your photos, they capture the moment perfectly.

Amy said...

Those photos are fabulous!

Princess Skye said...

What a magical place! We have a field of everlastings here that pops up every spring, its in the heart of the city too.

I do love ranunculus though.

Madeline said...

these are the most beautiful photos I've seen in a long time!! Those petals just look so fresh and beautiful

Heather said...

just like heaven

Zee said...

Gorgeous place and your photos are pure eye candy!

knack said...

these are so gorgeous and great it makes me hurt! You are very talented and capture such beauty! thanks for sharing it with all of us....xo

Shandell's said...

Simply DIVINE.

Pearl Maple said...

Found your blog via the Meandering Pearl and really enjoyed visiting your creative space full of all kinds of inspiration. Thanks for sharing and brightening my day.

Maria said...

I love ranunculus! That place seems like a dream land... Such beautiful, beautiful images.

Ashley L. said...

Incredibly beautiful. Wish I could travel there right now :)

Enep said...

blissful pics! love them! :--D

xo

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Beautiful! Where is this? I want to go there someday!

Kavita said...

I love the close up. It makes me think of dreams about to unfold.

Livy said...

It's linked to above in the post - but here it is again for those of you who wanted to know more about this lovely spot.

http://www.theflowerfields.com/

J. said...

Hey, I'd like to know, how do you do to put a personal picture instead of the "B" of Blogspot in your adress?
Could you help me 'cause I try to build a new blog, you'll see it very soon (I follow you)

Thanx :-)

Julia.
D.lightful@live.fr

J. said...

Oups ! And also ... How do you do to have a column on each side?
Sorry to annoy you :s & maybe for my bad english 'cause I'm french !

See U

suGar,Honey,bAby,doll said...

Your photos ... to die for.
My heart ... a flutter.
My blog ... has linked.

Peace and beauty,
Zoey Valentine

http://www.sugarhoneybabydoll.blogspot.com

~ Being Woven said...

Ruffles, layers upon layers, soothe my soul this evening. Your memories of this place invite me in. I am mesmerized by the colors and the thought of dreams and petals. I thank you, Livy. It is always a delight to come to visit you here. ~ linda

nancy said...

wow, I love the field of flowers.THey're so beautiful. SOme of the pink ones look like ribbons curled up into a petal. Nice shot. Take care.Nancy

Amy Sutter said...

amazing photos!

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ScrappyTime.com said...

Your pictures make my day better :)

made sweet said...

wow. beautiful photography.

LanaK said...

What amazing, beautiful, nostalgic pics these are, I am so in love with this field!

MC said...

Oh man, this is a surreal landscape for sure! It makes me think about my recent trip to Leu Gardens here in Orlando, FL - so many roses in bloom. I kinda forget that it's spring sometimes!

jen jafarzadeh said...

I'd love to have a picnic in those fields of flowers!

Katherine Lee said...

That's incredible! It reminds me a bit of the poppy field scene from the Wizard of Oz. I love your blog, you've got an amazing eye!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
www.urbanfleadesign.com

mady dooijes said...

i feel like dreaming- right now! gorgeous.

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I LOVE how you have captured the beautiful Carlsbad fields -- the ones that warrant me to count down the days when they open once again. The details of the petals you captured are so romantic and magical.

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Lovely.

Sonia Luna said...

Amazing!
I love your pictures, do you do much tinkering with them? I love the retro feel I get from the colours!

crafty lady said...

beautiful beautiful photos - I love them - it looks so magical..

Annette said...

Wonderful pictures. They ar so dreamy!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i love the texture of the photographs...it adds such a moody element to bright and cheery flowers. love your blog, btw...care to exchange links?

Savon Shoppe said...

oooh i love it. always a sucker for a flowers. great pics.

Kitty said...

beautiful images, but even more beautiful words. thank you for brightening my day! ;o)

Shawna said...

I am so jealous. I want to be in a field of posies! Those are beautiful photographs.

sue-in-sydney said...

LOOOOVE THESE PICS!!!

sue-in-sydney said...

I LOOOOOOOVE YOUR PICS!!!

Polly R said...

How did you alter the colours to look so fantastic? All of your photos have this beautiful, serene, antiquey colouring. How do you do it?

Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

Ruth said...

I've never seen a whole field of ranunculus - my favorite flower. I haven't even planted them before. But this year my husband planted seeds. They took forever to germinate, and now they are just little beads of green leaves. I hope they will grow into real flowers.

My daughter is using them in her bridal bouquet this summer - though we may have to rely on them from a florist.

Lovely blog, found through Blog of Note.

Sum said...

I think I've found my fairytale in reality. What a beautiful place with glorious flowers!

christina said...

Wow! Your photographs are so dreamy and beautiful! Gorgeous ranunculus fields captured beautifully. I think I am falling in love with these flowers :)

briggs bagge said...

wonderful photos of the flower fields! my mom volunteers there and absolutley loves it... be sure to go on the wagon ride if yo have a chance!

paintingonsilence said...

Wow. Beautiful flowers, beautiful pictures of the flowers, summer is here!

The Little Big House said...

so unbelievably beautiful!

Danielle said...

gorgeous shots, wonderful place

Aileen said...

beautiful! i hope you don't mind, but I mentioned your blog - and these fantastic photos - on my blog...

i love your site!

let said...

magnifique !!!!
superbe !!!!
magique !!!!
tes photos sont tout simplement parfaites
et je suis jalouse de ton atelier ( si j'ai bien compris ... i don't speak english very well)

chloejessica said...

The photos you take are all so lovely! So dreamy! Love the sky in them and the colors! :)

Sal said...

Hi there, LOVEEE these pictures!!
I would like to ask I wanted to use the butterfly picture for my blog on tumblr. Please let me know if that would be okey with you, credits/copyright will be given to you. :)

Anonymous said...

how do you post process it to make it look dreamy?

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