Trinity County Farmers Market, Willow Creek Organic Farm

Picture of red, green, and yellow peppars, also watermelons, cucumbers, and butter nut squash, from Willow Creek Organic Farms.

Farmers Market in Weaverville, CA.

The Farmers’ Market in Weaverville, is every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.   Next week is the last week for the season.  It’s held in the field next to the Highland Art Museum.

One of the vendors is Willow Creek Organic Farms, located down river, at Willow Creek.  It’s about an hour or so from Weaverville heading to the coast.

Beutiful display of carros, squashes butternut and acorn, at the Weaverville Farmers' Market.

Farmers’ Market featuring the Willow Creek Organic Farm.



Willow Creek Farm did such a nice job displaying their vegetables and fruits that I asked to take a photograph.  The chalkboards were a nice touch to their display.




Here is a link to their website and their Facebook page.

Willow Creek Organic Farm display of autumn fruits and vegetables, peppers, green, yellow and red.  Also small watermelons, green with dark green strips.

Willow Creek Organic Farm display of autumn fruits and vegetables

Willow Creek Organic Farm

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Chinese Lilac and Swallowtail Butterfly

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Close up of a yellow and black swallowtail butterfly on a Chinese lilac, a purple lilac color.

Swallowtail butterfly in Trinity county, California

I love both this flower, and the butterfly.  The butterflies, Swallowtails you see all around Trinity and Shasta counties, and all of California.

The flower on the other hand, I have only seen in Trinity county along the Trinity river.  My mother called it a Chinese Lilac but I am not sure that is what it is.  We didn’t plant it, and it just came up along the river.  The insects and butterflies do love it.

Please if you know the actual name of the flower let me know.  It is also very fragrant.

Harvest Festival, Weaverville

Saturday there was the Lion Dance at the Joss House in Weaverville. It is to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year. This is about the third time I have been to the Joss House in my life. I do not think many people that live around Weaverville visit it often.

This is definately something you want to see if you are visiting Weavervile.

The dance was interesting and kids were performing, they were great. It looks like hard work.





The Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds

The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history. The temple was built in 1874 as a replacement for another that had burned.



Here is a link to the local non profit organization to learn more about the Weaverville Joss house, in northern California.


Weaverville Joss house Non Profit Organization



Magnolia Tree Bloom

Close up of a beautiful white magnolia bloom.

Magnolia trees have large, blooms and they are magnificent.



These beautiful huge white and creamy colored flowers were on a Magnolia tree in Redding, California.  These trees are usually very large in Redding. This one had flowering blooms low to the ground and easy to take pictures of.




Beautiful evergreeen magnolia bloom in Redding, CA.

Beautiful magnolia trees in Shasta county.




Magnolias are a very old plant and have survived on earth since before the ice age, millions of years ago.  The evergreen magnolia shown, is one of the types that is in Redding, CA.





Beautiful white magnolia tree bloom with silky white petals.

White Magnolia Tree Bloom, Shasta County, CA.


Large white magnolia bloom with a huge cone center with seeds, and silky white

These are huge and beautiful white flowers.