Beautiful bowl of bright red cherries,with their green leaves still and in a stainless steel collainder.

Cherries in Redding, Shasta County, CA

Beautiful stainless steel colander of cherries, just picked.
Redding is hot, and in the spring we have perfect cherries.
Beautiful collainder filled with cherries on an old wooden ladder.
Cherry Tree in Redding, California.

These are the most beautiful and tasty cherries ever!  I sure loved them when we had them to pick every year.  That is when the birds did not get to them first.  One year, they were there, and the next day they were gone!  Apparently, it was the same all around for many cherry crops.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful bowl of bright red cherries,with their green leaves still and in a stainless steel collainder.
Cherries grow so easily in northern California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cherries only get better each year!  I don’t live there at the moment, but I am sure the cherries were just as delicious if not better than the years before.  I did make some cherry jam once, and it was delicious!  I gave some to my relatives, and kept some for myself also.

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Healdsburg Memorial Veterans Beach, Sonoma County

Train bridge in Healdsburg over the Russian river.
Train bridge over the Russian river, in Healdsburg, CA.
I have been visiting Healdsburg, California a bit more and exploring some of the neighborhoods.  I was driving by the river, and noticed the old train bridge.  I pulled over and ran down the tracks to take a couple of pictures.   I always drive over the car bridge, which in one of the pictures, you can see it in the distance.  That bridge crosses over at the Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach is a public beach for swimming and day camping of sorts, or picnics.   
View of Russian river in Healdsburg.
View of car bridge over Russian river, and Healdsburg Memorial Beach in Northern California.
View of Russian River and Healdsburg Memorial Beach.
Wine Goddess.
Wine Goddess at a local winery.
Wine Goddess of Healdsburg.

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Whiskeytown Lake, Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail.

Beautiful Whiskeytown Lake in northern California, bright blue and green waters and blue skies with lots of pine trees and douglas fir trees.
Whiskeytown lake is usually always full in the summertime.
Whiskeytown Lake in Shasta county is a great getaway for the day for many Shasta county and Trinity county residents.  A great place to get out for hiking and getting outdoors.  We went for a hike last weekend out at Whiskeytown lake and it was quite warm.  The trail we chose was a beginning level trail, mostly shady and very pleasant overall.
Whiskeytown lake is full up to the shore with water, as well as other lakes in northern California.  Lot’s of rain and snow this year, and late in the season. This is going to be an excellent year to enjoy our rivers, creeks and lakes for sure.  
Beautful tree lined trail in Whiskeytown Lake, Oakbottom Ditch Trail, northern California. Pictue is a trail lined with trees hanging over.
Beautiful trail at Whiskeytown Lake, in Shasta county.
Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail was originally a  canal system that provided water to the mining operations in Clear creek.  The Water Ditch Trail, meanders, along the lake and also highway 299 west towards Clear creek.  The trail is well shaded, and right on the lake for the most part.  We did not hike the whole trail, it is 2.75 miles one way.
 
Beautiful day on Whiskeytown lake in Shasta county.
Portion of the Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail.
We found these quaint man made steps from stone and cement.
A dead tree in the sea green colored part of the lake.

 

Lots of wild flowers in the spring at Whiskeytown lake.

 

Here is a link to the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area website.  There you can view information about the different trails and more.
 

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