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Carlsbad, California: Flowers, building blocks

Wagons pulled by vintage tractors haul visitors around the Flower Fields. The Carlsbad landmark is open to the public eight weeks each year. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
From the mouth of a “shark,” Legoland looks pretty cool. The park, which has 5,000 Lego models, is tailored to visitors ages 2 to 12. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
An old wheelbarrow adds ambience to a demonstration garden at the Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch. ()
More than 50 acres of the Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch are planted in ranunculas bulbs. (Rosemary McClure / LAT)
The ranunculus flower is a member of the buttercup family and is native to Asia Minor. ()