Let Me Take You Down~

cuz we’re going to,
ranunculus fields,
everything’s real.
Ranunculus fields forever!
I’ve been visiting these fields forever.
Well, at least all my life.
Fifty acres of springtime joy!
The ultimate eye candy.
Cheers to you and Happy Easter from all the spring ranunculus! <3
Adapted lyrics: “Strawberry Fields,” Lennon & McCartney

233 thoughts on “Let Me Take You Down~

  1. I never heard of these flowers, Cindy, but they’re beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the lovely bouquets they must make. By the way, how is the scent?? Happy Easter to you and yours from me in windy Illinois!

  2. My mom says for me to tell you to get the spare room ready because she is coming to visit. She has seen too many pictures of how beautiful it is where you live and cannot take it anymore. She was born in Stockton and says that she wants to go home, ha ha.

    Those flowers are so pretty. We planted some nasturtiums and can’t wait for them to bloom.

    1. Laughing! You and your mom sound so cool! I would like you all to visit anytime. Tell your mom that my son lives in Manteca and is a biology grad student at University of the Pacific in Stockton. What a small world!! If you see your lizard again Piper, take a pic of him. I’m curious about what he is! Take good care my friend and keep on posting. I love your blog~

  3. What an absolutely stunning setting Cindy. The photographs are beautiful.
    Strawberry fields was written by Lennon and McCartney as Lenin was busy that day.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  4. Oooh, the first flowers I chose to grow when I developed an interest in gardening were ranunculus. I found the look of their rounded petals striking and boy do they look amazing growing wild in a field! Thanks again for sharing and Happy Easter Cindy! πŸ™‚

    1. Happy Easter Lynn! Ranunculus are so pretty because of the translucence and fragility of their petals and the way they stack up on each other. I have always loved them and grown them too! <3

    1. I use a Sony HX400 now, slightly updated from my previous 300. What I like about this camera is that the zoom goes up to 1200 mm equivalent. You can take normal, non-zoom shots, and high zoom without changing lens. I also never use a tripod, even at mazimum zoom, because the camera has excellent hand held stability. Hope fun selecting your camera and let me know what you end up getting!

      1. Thank you Cindy! I have never had a sony, I will have to do some research. I rarely use a tripod, i’m afraid I would miss so many shots that way, and I usually walk several miles when I’m out. Hand held stability is definitely a priority! Love your photos! Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Thank you !Happy Easter to you too,dear Cindy!Actually,I have just celebrated it with your delightful post;gorgeous flowered fields and macro beauties πŸ™‚ xxx

  6. Strawberry, orange, lemon and grape fields forever…I want to gather all these lovely flowers up and decorate my house! They are spectacular. Thank you for bringing this beauty into my life today!

    1. So happy you enjoy it as I do, and I did just that when the fields were just grown for bulbs. They would let you cut the flowers if you left the bulbs. I will fill my turnk and car, around my kids of course, and we would go home to ranunculu home heaven! We think alike. <3

  7. Thank you for the reminder and some great pictures with it. In return here’s one for you:-

    In Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
    Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know
    And all the people that come and go
    Stop and say hello

    On the corner is a banker with a motorcar
    The little children laugh at him behind his back
    And the banker never wears a mack
    In the pouring rain, very strange

    Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes
    There beneath the blue suburban skies
    I sit, and meanwhile back ~

    1. It’s like an international language isn’t it! I read the first line and I was off, singing it! What a wonderful gift these guys give the world. Love them to pieces and they still make me happy! Happy Easter Graham. <3

    2. PS- I just had to add, a couple of years ago, my kids traveled together through Japan for a few months. My daughter can sing. In every Karaoke bar they went into, she ended up being requested to sing Hey Jude, to great applause and sing along! <3

  8. Shucks, just when I was trying to think of a Trotsky joke you corrected it. πŸ™‚ My friend saw the fields the other day. He said they are often laid out in the colors of the American flag.

  9. Wow! That’s how I want my back garden to look. πŸ™‚ I would love to gather armfuls of those lovely flowers like you mentioned in one of your comments. One of my favourite flowers is the peony and these ranunculus are quite similar. I’m going to have to investigate how easy/difficult they are to grow in Ireland. We seem to be able to manage buttercups very well. πŸ˜‰
    Happy Easter Cindy.

    1. Oh yes, we are kindred spirits. I adore peonies but we cannot grow them here. They are available in stores once a year for a week or two and I always buy some for display. I also buy them for our hotel room when we travel. We will be in Ireland (County Cork) soon just for two days. I hope I see some peonies! Happy Easter Sarah~

      1. Cork is warmer than here (being further South) but it’s too early for peonies in the gardens. I don’t know if the florists in Cork are likely to stock peonies. I haven’t seen them round here. I just have the one peony plant in my garden. I had a couple (one red, one white) in my garden in England.
        I hope you have a wonderful time in County Cork. Will you be posting photos of your trip?

      2. I will be posting photos on my trip and am excited to go to Ireland. It will be only my second visit and I wish we had more time! I will be in England too, so I will be looking all over for peonies! Cheers to you Sarah~

  10. What a series…I saw the title and then after the first photo thought “Take you down to paradise city…” as these shots are incredible. The last one has a sense of serenity that feels most at home to me (even though I’ve never seen anything like this!). Cheers to a great weekend!

    1. Awwww, you have such a eloquent way of expressing your feelings and thoughts. When you combine this with your truly remarkable photos it has such a powerful impact. So, if you liked these fields, I am truly happy!

  11. I can imagine humming the tune of Strawberry Fields Forever to your luscious, colorful fields of ranunculus flowers. They do look like “eye candy,” Cindy!

  12. The ultimate eye candy, indeed! I noticed that you have ‘followed’ my blog. That is the old blog which will soon be hidden. On my new website, I published a post a few hours ago. Can you see it in your Reader? If you do, I’m glad. If not, and you are willing to sign up for e-mail notifications, please do so at fae-magazine.com. Thanks, πŸ™‚

    1. I will definitely check and sign up if it doesn’t appear in my reader. This is an exciting transition for you Fae and I am feel quite certain that it will be a big success! <3 <3

  13. Liebe Cindy was für ein schânes Blumenmeer herrlich an zu sehen wünsche dir einen traumhaften Dienstag mit ganz lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft viele lieb Grüße von der Ahr

  14. BookOfBokeh

    Let me take you down
    ‘Cause I’m going to,
    Strawberry Fields…
    Nothing is real…
    And nothing to get hung about!
    Strawberry Fields forever!

    But I can’t see the strawberries for all those stunningly beautiful flowers that are in the way!

  15. Here we are back on land Cindy and just had to pop over to see how things were at the Holler and they are just blooming, such gorgeous colours and your humming birds are a real community, but I think those 2 enforcers are taking an advantage of you…

    1. They are, cheeky little buggers, I moved the feeders and broke up their oligarchy! I am heading over to your blog to see how your cruise went. Can’t wait to hear…….

      1. There’s absolutely nothing as amazing as fields of flowers – I’ll take any field – the one you’ve photographed here is absolutely amazing. Due to my gardening hours being shortened, I tore up our entire back yard and except for a few pathways and secret garden spots, I’ve sowed every square inch to wildflowers. I had to sacrifice a few favorites but they were too time consuming – and wildflowers are my all-time favorite.
        Beautiful photos, Cindy.

      2. Yes I am surrounded by flowers at The Holler. They are the best elixir for the soul and spirit. Your garden sounds really lovely Sheri & hope all is well with you my friend~ <3

  16. Wow! Beautiful pictures, wonderful flowers and nice colors! πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot for sharing. Also thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful and blessed evening!

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