When summer is over it's nice to be reminded of balmy days and pictures of fields of flowers are sure to gladden anyone's heart. With riots of color, whether they are cultivated or wild, fields of flowers don't have to try hard to be beautiful.
1. Pink Tulips
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Some glorious fields of flowers are in public spaces, like this one in the Boston Public gardens. Ready to tiptoe through the tulips?
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In the UK, the golden daffodil is the symbol of the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity - it's such a sunny flower.
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The wonderful sight of tulips at the Skagit Valley Festival, Mount Vernon, Washington.
4. Wild Flower Mix
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Wild flower fields are just as gorgeous as cultivated fields.
5. Spring Blooms
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Such delicate pale colors.
6. Farmer's Field
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I wonder if the tractor river ever gets time to stop and smell the flowers.
7. Pink Flower Headland
I'm not sure where this is but it reminds me of a place in Devon, England.
8. Bright Mix
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Such a riot of color.
9. Tulips and Forget-me-nots
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I love the showiness of parrot tulips - do you?
10. Summer Flower Field
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This calls for a floppy hat and a flowy skirt.
11. French Lavender
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Provence is covered in fields of lavender serving the French perfume industry.
12. Field of Yellow
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Lacy and delicate.
13. Red Poppies
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So amazingly gorgeous and let's not forget what they symbolize.
14. Riot of Ranunculus
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A wonderful array in a Carlsbad field.
In a process called heliotropism, sunflowers turn their faces into the sun.
16. Flower Power
There's an abandonment and freedom to the way wild flowers dress a field.
17. Lavender Farm
Lavender farms paint a purple picture on the English landscape too.
18. Wild Poppies in the Wheat Field
I'll never tire of looking at blood red poppies.
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Are you imagining yourself sitting here, the sun on your face as your thread a daisy chain?
20. Wild Meadow
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And when you've made your daisy chain and popped it on your head, wander through the marguerites and cow parsley.
21. Summer Meadow
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A bit too wild for a stroll.
22. Indiana Meadow
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I love the pinpricks of purple clover and tiny whites in a sea of yellow.
23. Black Eyed Susan and Purple Coneflowers
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Honey bee heaven.
24. Swedish Woods
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I've no idea what these tiny white flowers are but they sure are pretty.
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None of Mother Nature's color palettes ever disappoint.
26. Pale Lavender
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I've only ever seen pale lavender in tubs before so I'm loving this field full.
29. Old Wooden Fence
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A fence and a field of flowers is a perfect photo opportunity.
31. Orange California Poppies
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The orange poppies are the stand out here.
32. Gardening on a Grand Scale
Blue bonnets and Indian paintbrush - even the names conjure up romance.
34. Dutch Tulip Fields
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Okay so from the air tulips look a little different but the quilt effect of Holland's tulip fields is incredible.
35. Keukenhof Gardens, the Netherlands
And after seeing them from the air, it's only fair we get up close and personal.
36. Lavender Field, Bulgaria
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You might be surprised to learn that Bulgaria is the world’s largest producer of lavender oil.
37. Alpine Meadow, the Rockies
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In winter, snow lays a carpet, in summer, the flowers spread their blooms.
38. The Hills Are Alive...
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Edelweiss - Austria's symbolic flower.
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This makes me kinda sad. There were carpets of bluebells in the woods near my childhood home and we spent many hours playing among them and picking a few to take home. They're endangered now and it's illegal to pick them from the wild.
I hope these fields of flowers brought you a little joy today. What's you favorite flower?