On a hill above the Pacific Ocean, acres of cheerful ranunculus flowers wave in the sea breeze each spring. Starting with red and yellow blooms, the original owner of the fields cultivated a variety of colors grown today.
This year the crop is smaller than usual, due to unseasonal winter heat. We had days in the 90s in January, withering some of the baby plants. How fragile flowers are. Still, acres of beauty decorate the fields.