Whiskeytown Lake from the South Side

Whiskeytown Lake, California is wonderful for swimming and camping.

Whiskeytown Lake, California

Whiskeytown lake in northen CA, in Shast county west of Redding CA.  The water is blue, green, clearn and gorgeous.

Whiskeytown lake is beautiful and wonderful to swim in.

Finally, I managed to get to the lake and swim. I have been to this same spot a couple of times, but not yet this year. It is located on the South side of the lake, after you drive over the dam. I love this spot, the water reminds me of the sea.

 

 

 

Whiskey town lake is wonderful because no matter the drought, it will always be full and ready for activities, camping, boating, kayaking, skiing, sailing, or whatever activity you would like.

 

 

 

Below is Lily, my Mom’s dog, she loves the water, but not necessarily to swim. She never goes any deeper than her stomach. We were at the beach for two hours and she did not sit once.

Lily a white lab and shepard mix enjoying the refreshing waters of Whiskeytown lake.

Lily enjoying Whiskeytown lake.

 

 

Penny’s Flowers, Gerbera Daisies


Another beautiful flower, the Gerbera Daisy. They come in the most beautiful colors and grow back each year. A wonderful flower to plant in your garden.

 

Bodega Bay, California

Another very picturesque place in California is Bodega Bay, north of San Francisco, on the Pacific Ocean. Here are a few pictures of coast in September.

Beautiful shot of rocks and Pacific ocean  bright blue and sea green, in Bodega Bay, California.

Bodega Bay, northern California.

My parents love to go camping in Bodega Bay, California.  This is the place that they would often camp at, right on the beach in their 5th wheel trailer.

Doran Regional Park

In order to get reservations, you have to call in advance.

 

It is such a great location, that it is very popular, and is booked in advance.

Hollyhock Flower in Redding, California

This is my absolute favorite photograph because my mother took it. Plus I love the flower, and the color of the flower. My mom and I both loved this flower.  My love from flowers comes from my mother, grandmother and aunts.  In memory of my mother for Mother’s day.  Love you always Mom.

Pink Hollyhock and White Picket Fence, this hollyhock was a volunteer.

Pink Hollyhock.

My Mom took this photograph.  :-)
For two years now this pink hollyhock volunteer has been growing by the white picket fence.
A volunteer plant, means a seed came along via the wind or something and planted itself.
I love this flower and I love the fact that we didn’t ask for it

 

 

Oriental Poppies Blooming in Weaverville, California

Papaver Orientale or Oriental Poppy at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California.

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orentale.

These bright orange and eggplant blackish color poppies are just gorgeous! They are really big too!  They are at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California.  Obviously, they have been growing for a very long time.

If you have time this weekend you should stop by and check out the flowers, they are beautiful!  You can’t just see them driving by, you have to get out and walk to the left of the art center. You really should stop by anyway.   The art center always has really nice handmade gifts, jewelry, art, great for birthdays, and what have you.

The Highland Art Center is a great place to enjoy some flowers in the spring, get some great art, jewelry, and lots of other handmade gifts!  Visit this weekend to see the Oriental Poppies!

http://www.highlandartcenter.org

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA Northern Califiornia, Veroniqque, Trinity County

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California

Beautiful Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA

Oriental Poppy or papaver Orientale

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California, Trinity County

Oriental Poppy, Eggplant Black and Bright Orange

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California

Field of Oriental Poppies