Wildflower Hike in Weaverville, California

Beautiful close up of a native wild flower in Trinity county california the Calypso Orchid, which is a bright fuschia purple with a beard petal of the same color and black and brown dots.

Happy May Day!  What better way to start the month than with some beautiful flowers!

 

I went for a short hike last weekend and looked at wild flowers in the East Weaver Basin Trail.  It was beautiful, there were quite a few flowers!  But it was raining quite a bit!

 

I managed to get some nice photos of these flowers, native to Trinity county, California. Pictured here is the Calypso Orchid, a native wild flower.

The hike was great, quite a few people, I hope to get back this week on a sunny day.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful close up of a native wild flower in Trinity county california the Calypso Orchid, which is a bright fuschia purple with a beard petal of the same color and black and brown dots.
Native wildflower, the Calypso Orchid, Trinity county.

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Pictured s an oak tree trunk and several hound's tongue wild flowers growiing around. The hounds tongue is a big broad leaves at the ground and a stalk coming up with tiny bluish purple flowers and some are reddish purple.
Hound’s Tongue Wild flowers in Trinity county, native species of wild flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hound’s Tongue is another native wild flower to Trinity county.  It has beautiful bright green leaves that are broad, and then one large stem or stalk coming out and there are flowers at the top of the stem. There was a lot of Hound’s Tongue flowering and growing everywhere.  Where at the Calypso orchid we saw one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful close up chot of the flower of the Hound's Tongue it has bright purple five petals with a white circle of pistals, and then a black and yellow center.
Hound’s Tongue Wildflower in Weaverville, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hound’s Tongue was found all over on this hike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This native to Trinity county wild flower is a tiny little purple and black and yellow flower with black and yellow on the very front tip and a purple flower that is looking like a dragon fly, one stem has several flowers shooting off.
Native wild flowers Henderson’s Shooting Star in Trinity county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trinity county native wild flowers are so beautiful! Many of these flowers do not grow at my house, the area we went for a hike at was very wooded, wet, and hilly.  This native wild flower is from the Primerose family.

Next sis the beautiful Henderson’s Shooting Star, this flower is very tiny and delicate with several flowers shooting out, of one star shaped flower.  It’s tiny stalk with multiple stalks coming out which have the flowers.  There were lots of shooting stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showy phlox is a bright pink wild flower in Trinity county, pictured is a piece of wood with a showy phlox facing down after a rain and rain drops on the backs of the petals.
Beautiful showy phlox after a spring rain.

 

 

 

 

These are called Showy Phlox, in the Phlox famly apparently.

This natve wild flower to Trinity county likes the wooded and rocky hillsides, They also bloom in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured s a bright pink flower with a kelly green leaves in the background, showy phlox is a Trinity county native wild flower from the phox family.
Showy phlox is a beautiful bright pink native wild flower in the phlox family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tall Mountain Larkspur or Dwarf Larkspur?

 

 

 

Lastly we have Mountain Larkspur, which is a tall stem with lots of purple flowers.  We only saw some tiny ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Blossoms, Trinity County, CA.

I love apple blossoms, especially the ones with pink.

Apple blossoms soon to be apples. Once again in the cycle spring to fall.

 

Apple Blossoms in April in Trinity county, California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close up of an apple tree blossom, pink and white, with yellow pistals in the center, and green tiny leaves in between.
I love this apple tree and it’s blossoms in the spring.
Beautiful close up of a pink and white apple blossome with yellow pistals and five or six more closed pink blossoms around the single open one. Beautiful green leaves, and the apple tree trunk with the background of the blue sky and an old bluehouse and tin roof.
Apple blossoms.

Horse and Cowboy Sculpture, Woodland, California

Giant bronze cowboy sculpture pictured holding a wild silver stallion not pictured in this photo.
Beautiful sculptures in front of the Mod Pizza, Woodland.

 

 

If you drive Interstate 5 north of Scaramento you may want to stop in Woodland at Costco, Starbucks, In and Our, or numerous other stores.  Just off 5 you will find a shopping mall, that has a variety of stores, restaurants, and even gas.  I like to stop for gas at Costco, and get a coffee for the long drive back.  Also if I have any cookie supplies to get, I can hop over to Michael’s which is there also.

The sculptures are just as you enter the first shopping entrance, on the right side, at the Mod Pizza.  They are Gigantic!  I love the silver horse, and the cowboy is impressive also.  I cannot find the artists name at the moment.  Leave me a comment if you know of their work!  These pieces are beautiful!

 

Beautiful huge silver horse sculptre in front of the Mod pizza in Woodland CA right at the entrance to all the shopping.
Silver Horse Sculpture in Woodland CA

Cheese Fondue Recipe

Pictures is a white cheese fondue pot on a silver stand smaller, with a candle, and four white dishes surrounding with cauliflower, brocoli apples and green beans.
Cheese Fondue.

 

I absolutely love cheese fondue!  It had been awhile since making it, but I had a friend from Chico, CA come and visit and we had some!  It was delicious!!!  I love to have apples, and white wine of course!!  Or red, whatever you prefer!  Red goes well with the chocolate fondue also!

 

We also had broccoli, cauliflower, and green beans, which were not a favorite of mine. I much preferred the broccoli and cauliflower.  I also roasted some garlic, and had bread squares for dipping.

Cheese Fondue

 

 

Cheese Fondue Recipe

  • 1 Cup White Wine
  • 1 TBLS Corn Starch
  • 1 1/2  Cup of Emmantheur
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Grueye
  • Salt and Pepper.

Food Preparation:

  1. Put white wine and cornstarch in a small container, with tight lid, and shake, set aside for later.
  2. Grate cheese, however you like, small or large, set aside.
  3. Prepare vegetables, crudites, bread, and fruit for dipping. Suggestions, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, roasted garlic, apples (we like Fuji for fondue) and anything that sounds good to you. Squeeze lemon on apples to prevent them from browning.
  4. Prepare fresh french bread, by cutting into smaller pieces such as large crouton size. Sourdough or regular french, any bread with a good crust. You can serve the bread cold or hot.

Making Fondue:

  1. Put white wine and corn starch mixture together and saute in a saucepan until almost boiling.
  2. Add cheese, and continually stir, until all the cheese is mixed and melted.
  3. Put in Fondue pot and light the candle and you are ready to serve Fondue!