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.


















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.












Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, Incline Village, Nevada

Lake Tahoe at Incline Villages, Hyatt Resort and Spa, in California, Veroniqque.
Lake Tahoe, at Incline Village, Hyatt Resort.

Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place to visit in the summer, and the winter.  In the summer, there are so many activities to do on the lake.  You can do about any water sport there is including para sailing, and catamarans, boating, skiing, anything you can think of that is permitted.  There are so many resorts, and places to visit, and explore.  Also there is  hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, historical mansions to visit.   Not only that, there are  plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, fine dining, art, festivals, 4th of July celebrations and so much more.

Lake Tahoe is amazing!

Incline Village, located on the border of Nevada and California, but on the Nevada side, the north east shore of Lake Tahoe.   The Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino is a great place to stay.  Located right on the lake, the hotel offers all kinds of amenities, including a bar on their pier called Pier 111 Bar, you can find the link below.

If you never have visited Lake Tahoe, you really should try to, add that to your bucket list! 🙂  It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The lake is beautiful, and pristine, and one of the largest alpine lakes in North America.  It is also the second deepest, right after, Crater Lake in Oregon.  Which is another amazing lake, that you should visit! 🙂 It’s about 7-8 hours drive from Tahoe, depending on the route.






Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Lake Tahoe, Hyatt Resort, Spa, and Casino.
Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Lake Tahoe, Pier 111 Bar at Hyatt Regency Resort, Casino, and Spa
Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino.
Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino, at Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, California.
Pier 111 Bar at the Hyatt Resort, Spa and Casino.







Picture of the dial part of the Sundial bridge looking up, sleek white dial with bridge lines, and the bright blue sky and not one cloud, shining light of the sun from the left.

Sundial Bridge over the Sacramento River, Shasta County


The Sundial Bridge is always a favorite to visit and explore for locals and visitors.  The Turtle Bay Sundial Bridge is a wonderful walking bridge landmark designed by Santiago Calatrava.  You can visit his website here.   There are only a few bridges in the United States and the residents of Shasta county are very fortunate to have this monumental piece of architecture.
The Sundial Bridge is a must see if you are passing by on Interstate 5 by Redding in Shasta county.  The bridge is over the Sacramento river, which does not begin in Sacramento, but up in Shasta county.  In addition to this wonderful feat of architecture, the Sundial Bridge is located in the middle of a beautiful arboretum and a wildlife museum and exploration park.

The bridge is very well designed, and is an actual sundial.

Beautiful picture of pink flowers in the foreground and in the background the SunDial part of the Sundial bridge in Redding, CA, blue sky and white mistly clouds.
Beautiful arboretum on the east side of the Sundial Bridge. In the background you can see the dial part of the bridge. The shadow casts on the pillars telling the time.
Beautiful puple flowers and greenery, with the trails through the arboretum, pictured in the background a bright blue sky and the dial part of the bridge which cast a shadow on to short pillars on the ground around the dial, which tells you what time it is, according to the shadow.
Pretty purple flowers from the arboretum at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the Sundial Bridge.
Picture of the Sundial bridge from the north part of the river, you can see the large sundial and the bridge spanning over the wide Sacramento river.
Pictured is the Sacramento river looking at the Sundial bridge from the north.
Pictured is the Sacramento river directly under the Sundial Bridge, you can see the architecture, and the bridge appears very long from this angle. The brdige casts a shadow over the river.
Below the Sundial walking bridge over the Sacreamento river, in northern California. Lots of people have seen this view when fishing.