In rain soaked (tap to enlarge),
The Carlsbad Ranuculus Fields,
are a blooming,
Spring is dancing,
blooms are bursting,
plants are happy,
and birds are singing!
Sending California’s blooming beauties to you,
with Cheers and Hopes for Happy Spring ~
297 thoughts on “A Riot of Spring~”
Flowers are nothing but beauty especially if they are in the wild…
We are in perfect accord Francis დ
Such stunning beauty! Thank you for sharing this with us, Cindy.
You are so welcome Patty. You make me happy I posted დ
Simply gorgeous! So vibrant and refreshing!
I am so happy you enjoyed & thanks for letting me know დ
It is such a riot of stunning beauty! It’s like what The Bard said in Cymbeline “These flowers are like the pleasures of the world.”
Thank you for bringing the pleasure to the rest of us!
Were all the photos taken in Southern California?
I love Cymbeline. My husband and I saw it performed at The Old Globe about 10 years ago. Flowers are truly “The pleasures of the world!” Thank you for sharing the wonderful quote and yes, all the photos were taken in The Flower Fields in Carlsbad in Southern California.
Breathtaking, Cindy. Just gorgeous…thanks for sharing. Those colors!
Happy Spring Sheila & thanks much my friend დ
Such beautiful blooms🥰
So pleased you enjoyed them Arlene დ
Yes indeed! დ
Ohhhh! That is SO wonderful.
So happy you enjoyed Anneli & thank you დ
Riot is the PERFECT word to go with these beautifully photographed blooms!
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Dale დ
Mon plaisir, ma chère amie Cindy!!
Gorgeous… makes the heart happy just looking at the pictures!
Oh good! Mission accomplished დ
Wow, Cindy, bright and beautiful !
Just like spring! Thanks much Ashley დ
Big wow here💕
Ahh…. Thank very much დ
WOW! Last spring I had one ranunculus in my garden (a white one) – and it died!!! From these photographs of yours I see I have a way to go!
Smiling…. It is the effort that counts! I wish you many healthy more flowers Bruce დ
Wow. so beautiful.
So appreciated Timothy დ
Thanks much Rosaliene & cheers to you დ
Grazie mille Claire დ
That is a beautiful riot of spring, Cindy!
Smiling. Thanks much Lavinia & cheers to you დ
Happy spring my friend! We’ve been enjoying the wet sunshine all week as we celebrated my daughter’s wedding April 1st! Not only do those ranunculus fields look amazing, so do the hillsides along Hwy 15 with all the blooming poppies and daisies. Enjoy the views!
It is gorgeous isn’t it! Blooms bursting out everywhere. The earth ‘singing with flowers.’ Congrats to your daughter and to you! Give her all my best wishes დ
Grazie mille Laura დ
Ahhhh….. Honored & humbled. Thank you დ
Stunning! Thanks for sharing your beauty.
Stunning. Thank you for sharing your beauty.
Thank you for your thoughtful appreciation Tanja დ
Gorgeous, Cindy. This is the most beautiful testament to spring I’ve seen.
You make me happy I posted them Debra. Thanks my friend & cheers დ
Wow! Cindy…I can’t say anything, I’m gobsmacked. Glorious fields. I wonder if they are the fields we are supposed to meet in…up there? 😀❤️🙏🏽
Smiling. Yes! These fields do seem heaven sent. Cheers to you Mark & thank you დ
What a bounty! Thanks for sharing these glorious glimpses of spring, Cindy. 🙂🌺🙏
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation & very happy you enjoyed დ
You are most welcome, Cindy. 🙂
A glimpse of heaven. 💖 Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work, Cindy!
You are so kind and so very welcome Michele. Take good care დ
Dizzying and gorgeous! Many thanks for this virtual visit to the flower fields, Cindy!
So happy you virtually visited with me Audrey. You are great company დ
Thanks, Cindy! 😊
Grazie mille დ
Hope you are having a good start to the new April week!!
Visa versa 2UX2!
An abundance of colors! The beauty of spring perfectly captured.
Thank you very much & cheers to you დ
Wow. Just wow. We’ll be down there in May.
Welcome. You will notice all the blooming and the green, and the creeks are now rushing rivers. Enjoy! დ
Stunning! Haven’t seen that abundance yet on the Central Coast where I live yet.
It is so gorgeous where you live. We will be there soon დ
Wow! What an incredible manifestation of nature. Sensational photos!
Ahh, so appreciated. Thank you sincerely Michael დ
Most deserved. You’re most welcome.
I always wondered what lay at the end of a rainbow, and now I know Cindy!
Your wonderful comment makes my heart smile. Thank you Denzil დ
Grazie mille Felicia დ
So lovely! Yesterday it was even snowing again here…
I believe it! I am looking at the snow covering the mountains out my windows. Stay safe & warm დ
Those are such stunning photos! What a gorgeous display, Cindy. Thank you for sharing these lovely sprigs of spring. 🙂
You are most welcome Gigi. I wish I could send you a bouquet! დ
Magnifique, aux Pays-Bas il y a Keukenhof, un parc très fleuri avec des milliers de tulipes, de jacinthes… si vous n’avez jamais vu, je vous conseille, au printemps c’est magique.
Merci! J’ai été à keukenof. C’est tellement magnifique. Voici un lien vers les photos que j’en ai prises : https://cindyknoke.com/tag/keukenhof-tulip-gardens/
Oh look at the colorful birdies – no wait, those are flowers, not birds! Riot as someone said, those being my wild favorites, all stirred up. Once who had a neighbor who’s garden was just like that – I liked. Thanks for the “show”; never been south of LA. Only question – where’s the bees? (I looked.) Nice nice job Cindy.
Thank you Neil. Happy you enjoyed & cheers to you დ
Oops. An extra “who”. Much tired. : )
I auto-corrected and didn’t even notice so no worries.
Marvellously uplifting !
So glad! Cheers to you Margaret დ
Fioriture di primavera coloratissime, per trasmettere grande energia al nostro profondo
Grazie per la tua premura mia cara amica Silvia დ
A wonderful display
Thank you kindly Derrick დ
we especially like your last picture. Beautiful flowers, aren’t the? We have never seen a field of Ranuculi before.
Thanks and cheers
The Fab Four of Cley
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thanks much! Cheers back to all four of you & I trust you are enjoying Oslo. We are in the planning stages for a return to Norway and Greenland. Take good care დ
Thanks for sharing this beautidul post.
Happy Spring, Cindy!!
You are so welcome Isabel & Happy Spring my friend დ
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Jo დ
Absolutely stunning!!! 😍😍
So happy you enjoyed & thanks much! დ
You are very welcome!
Muchos gracias დ
These flowers are so beautiful and colorful. Anita
They are delicate and lovely flowers aren’t they Anita. Cheers & thanks Anita დ
A veritable sea of colour
Yes indeed! And they move like waves in the wind დ
Beautiful. Thank you, Cindy.
You are most welcome Paulette & Happy Spring to you დ
Cindy, What a Fest of beauty and life.
La gloria della primavera დ
Wow, WOW. Thank you for sharing. What a delight!
You make me happy I posted! Thanks so much & cheers to you დ
What an absolutely riot of color. Happy spring!
Happy Spring to you and your furry friends დ
What beautiful, beautiful pictures!
Thank you for sharing, dear Cindy.
Have a fine day, and stay safe!
I am very happy you enjoyed dear Martha. I so wish I could send you a big bouquet. Take good care my friend დ
Ritual of Spring
Yes! La gloria della primavera დ
These images are stunning!! Do the flowers have a fragrance?
Thank you Liz. They don’t have a fragrance detectable by me, but they have the multi-layered, tissue-paper petals that I love დ
You’re welcome, Cindy. I’d love to see them in person.
Look at that glorious abundance! Great photos Cindy!
So appreciated Eddie. Thanks very much დ
you’re welcome Cindy
Thanks a lot for sharing photographs of such beautiful flowers and bouquets. 👍😊🥰🙏
You are so very welcome & I am very pleased you enjoyed them დ
OMG, so gorgeous!
Grazie mille Alethea დ
Sooooooo beautiful!!!!! Really love it.
So happy you do & thank you very much! დ
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Makes me smile! Thank you Graham დ
OMG, soooo gorgeous! Wish I was there. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the beauty with us. x
I thought of you in the fields Eliza. I wish you were here too დ
Wowza Cindy! All those beautiful fields of flowers makes me very happy! That’s my kind of riot! 💐💕
Smiling….. Thank you Brad & cheers my friend დ
Wow! Absolutely incredible!
Grazie mille Jessica დ
BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing Cindy.
Such a pleasure to hear from you Wally. Thank you my friend & take good care დ
I have never enjoyed such a “riot”. Beautiful. Thanks.
So happy you enjoyed this peaceful riot & cheers to you დ
They are stunning Cindy, I planted some last year and hope they come up soon.
Wonderful! They are my favorite flower. Happy Spring Leslie დ
Happy Spring Cindy….
Visa versa 2UX2 Leslie & Happy Spring my friend დ
I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything so beautiful! Thank you for sharing this, Cindy.
Ahhh…. You make me happy I posted. Thank you very much დ
Your gorgeous photos made my day, Cindy.
Your lovely comment just made mine! დ
Thank you so much for the beautiful joy!! Wonderful.
You are so welcome. Have a wonderful week Neill დ
Wow! That’s why we love spring. Thanks for sharing this beauty Cindy.
Thank you for your most thoughtful appreciation დ
Wow this is fun to see!
So happy it is! Thanks much my friend. Sorry for my delayed response. The WP gremlins put your comment in spam and I just found it. Cheers to you & take good care დ
I totally understand 😊
WOW!!!!! Would love to see and pick a few for me.
I would send you a whole bouquet! დ
Oh, such beauties… Makes the heart sing! Thank you.
You make me happy I posted Joy and you are most welcome დ
Happy spring, just beautiful photos
Thanks very much Charlotte & cheers დ
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Marie დ
The first thought that came to mind was Susan Polis Schutz’s quote: “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.” Spectacular photos – the colour adds life.
I love that quote! Thank you Rebecca & cheers my friend დ
Thank you very much Andrew. Sorry for my delayed response WP put your comment in spam. Cheers & thanks for stopping by დ
Those colors are magnificent!! 🧡💛💜🤍💗
Aren’t they gorgeous. Spring bursting into bloom! დ
Wow! Beautiful. Now I’m really ready for the May flowers that will be coming!
Bring on the blooms! Cheers to you Mary & thank you დ
Hooray for the rain and the blooming flowers. Thank you, Cindy, for sharing the beautiful photos.
Thank you Jennie for being such a thoughtful person. Cheers to you & take good care დ
You are welcome, Cindy. Best to you.💕
The wow factor for me is huge Cindy. All we have is thigh deep snow here. Thanks for the spectacular colors. I’m envious of anyone taking pictures without a parka and big mitts.
You make me smile Gary. Thank you დ
Thank you დ
I’ve never seen anything like that! Absolutely incredible and gorgeous.
Love to you Gigi დ
What A RIOT! WOW!
‘God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm.’ Thank you for your faith დ
Thank you for the bloomin’ beauty, Cindy! ❦❦
Thank you for being on this planet Resa დ
You too!!! დდ
You passed and got an A+ Resa დდ
Yay! I didn’t see my comment. Was it in SPAM or just a late bloomer? დდ
I just found 10 legit comments in spam. Sigh…..
Crazy! I check Spam once every week – 10 days. You go for ever … no Spam. Then suddenly a harvest of followers.
Next, if followers are left in Spam, Aksimet starts spamming them in more and more blogs. I went through a nightmare with that about 4 years ago.
Wow. How frustrating. I don’t understand why WP ‘mistakes’ always result in the same outcome, deleting followers….
Overly zealous security control by Akismet, who do security for WP.
In this case it is important to check Spam regularly. Unfortunately many don’t know they should do that, or are afraid of their dashboard and its uses. Once someone is in Spam and never freed, the url can get a bad rap and the Spamming of it grows.
When I had my issue, WP needed to know the first blog that my comments were not going through on. That was the root.
Sounds terrible. Sorry you went through this Resa.
So pretty and colourful
Grazie mille დ
Those colors! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Cindy.
You are so welcome Alys. Happy Spring! დ
I’m singing too 💐 I love your captures Cindy 💛
Smiling… Happy Spring Val დ
What a glorious sight!
So happy you enjoyed & cheers! დ
Be still, my beating heart! Such gorgeous, riotous color. Welcome, Spring!!
Welcome Spring indeed! Your thoughtful comment makes me smile. Cheers to you Julie დ
“Just remember in the winter. Far beneath the bitter snows. Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.” These are fantastic, and burst not only with colour but with the happy that you point out. Thank you for sharing.
Now the beautiful song in playing in my head. Thank you Mark & take good care დ
You too, keep sharing your amazing work!
Oh wow, Cindy. That’s incredible. Thanks.
Very pleased you enjoyed & cheers to you Curt დ
What a wonderful display, so many and so vivid colours. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.
You are so welcome Ute & Happy Spring დ
Insanely beautiful! I’m still dealing with a foot of snow. Lucky you!
Smiling….. Stay warm! Spring is around the corner, and snow is still burying the mountains around us. We will be skiing until July! Thank you Alison & cheers დ
Wow, absolutely gorgeous, Cindy. Thanks for this stunning view to start my morning.
You are so welcome Carla & Happy Spring to you! დ
What beautiful flowers!
So happy you enjoyed them Emma & Happy Spring to you! დ
Lovely flowers for spring! I am so excited to start gardening
Yes, me too! The annual seedlings in the pots are growing and thriving. Time to plant them soon. Happy Spring Christy დ
Oh thank you! Gorgeous!
You are so welcome. Happy Spring Alison დ
WOW Cindy! Spring is in your bloggie🌸So beautiful and colourful🌹Double Pawkisses from us for a Happy Spring🐾😽💞
Happiest Spring you & the kitties my friend & many thanks! დ
How absolutely glorious!
So appreciated Ally. Happy Spring to you and yours! დ
Awesome! Happy Easter!
Easter Blessings to you Eileen & cheers my friend დ
Breathtaking beauty! Music for the eyes! ❤️
Smiling. So thoughtful Carmen. Happy Easter to you and yours my friend დ
Gorgeous! Spring is truly dancing in those fields. Thank you for beautiful spring photos, and may you and your family have a blessed Easter, Cindy.
Thank you Kathy. Easter Blessings to you and your family my friend & Happy Spring! დ
very beautiful and colorful 😇 🥰
Thanks so much & cheers to you! დ
Amazing and beautiful, and the birds are singing, yay!! ❤️😊
Smiling! Yes they are and they are at the feeders in force right now! Happy Spring Donna დ
These are gorgeous photos, Cindy!😊❤️
So happy you enjoyed & thank you for letting me know. Cheers & Happy Spring დ
Such beautiful colors Cindy. I know it’s beautiful in California, but wow! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Brian for your very thoughtful appreciation & cheers to you! დ
Gorgeous spring flowers, Cindy! Thank you for sharing. 🌸
Thank you more for your very kind appreciation Eugi & Happy Easter! დ
Wow! Beautiful pictures. Have a beautiful day and may you receive all the blessings of spring.
Visa versa 2UX2 Beverley! Spring Blessings flying to you my friend დ
What a happy Easter it is to see these beautiful flowers. I love Ranuculus. They feel so hopeful. At least something good came out of too much rain. 🙂 Happy Easter, Cindy.
Flowers are hope growing. Hope you had a Wonderful Easter Marlene & cheers to you my friend დ
Muchos gracias! დ
Heaven on Earth!
Yes indeed! დ
Cindy, thank you for these beautiful photographs!
You are so welcome Charles. I wish I could give you a bouquet of them my friend დ
Riotous indeed. So many wonderful blooms.
Happy you enjoyed them Steve & cheers to you დ
Spectacular show! <3
Grazie mille Carol დ
Grazie Mille Dawn & Murph! დ
Mille Siete i Benvenuti
Incredibly beautiful! It is real paradise. Yesterday I just saw the first daffodil in my garden 🙂
How wonderful! Daffodil’s announce the end of winter! Thank you my dear friend Alexander დ
I do not like to compare my existence with anybody else, and am happy with everything I have. However, I cannot to resist to be delighted with awesome things somebody have.
Have a wonderful weekend, Cindy!
A wonderful character trait Alexander that helps you be happy in life.
What lovely inspirational fields bursting with colour😃
Aww… So happy you enjoyed & thanks you! დ
And wouldn’t it be wonderful on a nice warm, sunny hillside to stretch out among all this beauty and just admire it all…….xo
Yes indeed cuz. The finer things in life დ
The daffs, and forsythia are gone… but soon up will be the Tiger Lilies!!
I actually have some blooms on some stray apple trees that the birds gave me… 😀
I love when birds gift us with plants! 😉
I think a few of the raspberry plants are fromt the birdies. 😀
We have lots of birdie plant gifts. I so appreciate them! 😉
One of these days I need to put the plant ID app on my phone!! I’ve got this sticky burr type one that I think I can do without but it wants to take over!!
Woowww!!! Feast to the eyes!
Happy you enjoyed your visual feast Indira & thank you! დ
What a joyful post! Made me so happy to see all those colorful flowers.
Your thoughtful comments make me happy Bridgette. Cheers my friend დ