Bright reddish orange flower oriental poppy with a dark purple blackish center that looks like a huge button.

Oriental Poppies at the Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA

Bright orange, reddish colored oriental poppies at the Weaverville, Highland Art Center, CA. They are gorgeous!
These beautiful flowers are at the Highland Art Center.

These poppies are magnificent!  They are bright orange color, with hints of red and a very dark purple black to them.  These particular flowers have been growing at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, for many years. I haven’t seen any as large anywhere else in California, but I am sure they are out there!

These poppies usually bloom in May, or late May, so you have time to make it there this year.  If you visit Weaverville, California, and enjoy art, you should stop in at the Highland Art Center. They are located on Main street.  If you go in the spring, spring you will also see these wonderful flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

Oriental poppies in the yard of the Highland Art Center in historic Weaverville, CA, these are huge bright orange red colored flowers that have a huge black purple center and lots of greenery to contrast.
Oriental Poppies in northern California, town of Weaverville.

 

Also known as Papaver oreientale, these flowers are from the Caucuses of Turkey and northern Iran.  The are similar to ranuncula flowers, which are wonderful also.  I will have to go by the Art Center and see what they are looking like this year!

 

Beautiful close up of one bright organge poppy with greenery and an unopened bloom.
Papaver Orientale or Oriental Poppies.

 

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Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada, East Shore Lake Tahoe,Thunderbird Lodge.

Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, Nevada State Park

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe, is a Nevada State Park, located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.  Beautiful pristine blue waters on this side of the lake with wonderful rock formations.  Once the area was home to Native Americans, The Washo Tribe, and then later, by wealthy Americans.  One of these Americans, spent much money on The Thunderbird Lodge, and other historical buildings on San Harbor, formerly a summer estate.

Today, it is a hot destination spot on Lake Tahoe, and you can view the link to read more about the Sand Harbor state park and what they offer.  It can get very busy during the peak summer season.    Also there is a theater at Sand Harbor and every year they have a Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.  Below you can find the link and go to their Facebook page and like them.

http://parks.nv.gov/parks/sand-harbor/

http://www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/

Sand Harbor Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe, East shore.
San Harbor Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada, East Shore Lake Tahoe.
Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, East Shore, Nevada.
Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada, East Shore Lake Tahoe,Thunderbird Lodge.
Thunderbird Lodge, San Harbor, East Shore Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor, lake Tahoe, east shore, Nevada side.
Lake Tahoe, view of the eastern shore.

 

Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada, East Shore Lake Tahoe, thunderbird lodge.
Thunderbird Lodge, San Harbor, Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada, East Shore Lake Tahoe, beautiful blue waters.
Beautiful Blue Lake Tahoe.

 

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