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!

Whiskeytown Lake, Oakbottom Recreational Area, Shasta County

I went to Whiskeytown Lake off of Highway 299, in Shasta county.  It’s one of my favorite lakes and I drive by it all the time.    It was a very hot day and the lake was spectacular, as usual.  We swam near the same spot that my parents would sometimes stop at during my childhood.  It is the north west end of the lake, near Oakbottom Recreational Area, follow highway 299 West towards Eureka, California, which is the coast.

Whiskeytown lake is in northern California Shasta county, near Trinity county.
Whiskeytown lake at the Oakbottom exit.


Whiskeytown lake in Shasta county, California.
Whiskeytown Lake.
I was almost to my neck in water with this shot.