Weekly Update for April 23, 2023

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Welcome to my weekly update for April 23, 2023!

We went to The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, CA this week. I visited while my husband attended a work conference in 2018. It was so spectacular, I made him go back to experience it with me this year. It was even better than I remembered! These gardens include 55 acres of ranunculus flowers in every conceivable color. The fields are planted on a hillside, so when you climb to the top then turn and look behind you, you can see the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean beyond the flowers. It’s truly a sight to behold.


  • Colorful ranunculus flowers stretch to the horizon
  • A flower pot in the shape of a woman's head with a row of succulents growing as her crown and upright flowers growing behind them
  • A colorful ranunculus field and the Pacific Ocean behind it

All images © Jennifer G. at Introverted Reader 2023

  1. Ranunculus field
  2. There are lots of other fun displays when you enter the garden. My husband and I liked this grouping of flower pots shaped like heads with different flowers growing out of the top.
  3. A broader view of the flower fields with the Pacific on the horizon.


Atlas of the Invisible: Maps and Graphics That Will Change How You See the World by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti 🌟🌟🌟½

10 of My Favorite National Parks

Once upon an Eskimo Time by Edna Wilder 🌟🌟🌟🌟


Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #3) by Jessica Townsend 🌟🌟🌟🌟

The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4) by Rick Riordan, read by Robbie Daymond 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Guests by Kealan Patrick Burke 🌟🌟🌟

Currently Reading:

Soulstar by C. L. Polk

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Up Next:

I took a break from audiobooks this week to catch up on some of my favorite podcasts. I’ll probably download a fairly short one soon. My sister arrives on Friday for a weeklong visit (Yay!) so I’ll be getting our little space spruced up for her. I’m planning to skip my update next week since I won’t be around to visit other blogs, but I might schedule a couple of reviews if I have time.

What did your week look like?


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  1. LOL, I should probably take a break from audiobooks to listen to podcasts, too. Or get better about remembering to listen while doing other things (like housework). The flower pics look great!

  2. The Flower Fields are just breathtaking! I’d love to see them one day.

    Just read your review of Atlas of the Invisible. From there I clicked over to North American Maps for Curious Minds… and ended up ordering myself a copy. That looks like it’s right up my alley…I’m a bit of a map nerd, too!

  3. Ranunculus are one of my all-time favorite flowers! I went to the website and see that I can order 2 1/2 dozen for $69. I think I’ll order a bunch for my mom for her 90th birthday. She used to live in Vista, as did we.

    Enjoy your sister’s visit!

  4. Beautiful flowers. and to think they cover an entire hillside. I’ve seen poppies growing wild in California too this spring.

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