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.

 

 

 

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Pennys bing cherries, close up of beautiful bright red cherries, Redding, CA

Where to Find the Local Fruits and Vegetables in Northern California

Beautiful blackberries from along the Trinity river in Trinity county, California.
Blackberries from Trinity county.
There are Farmer’s Markets everywhere in California. Just about every city, has several a week during the summer and fall, and many small towns also feature a once a week farmers market.

Here is a link to a Farmers Market resource for California.

Farmers Markets in California

Here is a list of Farmers Markets from Red Bluff to Redding, California.

Farmers markets in Redding and Redbluff

The first list has just about every city in California, except Weaverville, California, and maybe some other small towns.

The Weaverville, California, Farmers Market is on Wednesday Evenings in the Meadow on Highway 299, next to the Highland Art Center. The market starts at 4:00 pm and goes until 7:00 pm.

Also when traveling in California, not on Interstates, but on the smaller local highways, you will find lots of fruit and vegetable stands. Highway 99 between Red bluff and Chico for example you will pass many stands. And also on Highway 20 from Marysville to Grass Valley, you will see one or two. And also on the highway 99 from Chico to Yuba City and Sacramento, Highway 99 you will find lots of fresh fruit stands, with nuts, dried fruits, fresh fruits and vegetables. Along with Jams, and whatever else can be made from the local fruits and vegetables. Careful driving on these highways! They are in the country and only two lanes.

Trinity County Cemetery, near Helene, California.

One day after swimming we found the Trinity county Cemetery near Helene, California. The cemetery is located near Helene creek and the Trinity river. It’s very old and dates back to the late early 1800’s or so.

Trinity county cemetery located down near Big Flat, near Helene and the Trinity river.
Trinity County Cemetery sing.
Trinity county cemetery sign on a tree, at the cemetery near Helene.
Sign for the Cemetery.
Trinity county cemetery located down near Big Flat, near Helene and the Trinity river.
Marble Headstone at the Trinity county cemetery.
Trinity county Cemetery, Marble headstone with cross necklace hanging on it.
Marble headstone and necklace.
Trinity county cemetery located down near Big Flat, near Helene and the Trinity river, marble headstone.
Marble Headstone at the Trinity county cemetery.
Trinity county cemetery located down near Big Flat, near Helene and the Trinity river.
Trinity County Cemetery.
Trinity county cemetery located down near Big Flat, near Helene and the Trinity river.
Gravestones at the Trinity County Cemetery.

Helene in Trinity County, California

Helene, down river, near Big Flat is beautiful, this creek runs into the Trinity river.  The creek is much warmer water than the river.  The water is clear, crisp, and wonderful to swim in!

There are several places to swim and this one is a bit of a hike to get into. It’s doesn’t have a very well marked trail, and you have to be very careful.  You could end up hurt if you slip or fall.

Beautiful round creek rocks and clear water, at Helene creek in Trinity county, California.
Beautiful rocks and water at Helene.
Beautiful green waters and a swimming hole surrounded by large rocks, at Helene creek in Trinity county, California
View of the swimming hole.
Beautiful clear water with beautiful rocks at the bottom, at Helene creek in Trinity county, California
Rocks and water at Helene.
Beautiful swimming hole at Helene creek in Trinity county, California
Beautiful water to swim in!
Beautiful swimming holes with large rocks to jump off of, at Helene creek, Trinity county, California
Helene, California.
Helene creek in Trinity county, California
View of the Canyon at Helene.
Helene creek in Trinity county, California
Helene creek, Trinity county.