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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Beautiful panoramic photograph of a winter sunset at the wetlands in northen California, Llano Seco, Upper Butter Basin Wildlife.

Llano Seco, Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area

Llano Seco sunset last February, wetlands in Upper Butter Basin Wildlife.
Llano Seco Sunset, Wetlands.

From Interstate 5 in northern California, there are a few Wildlife areas, which are very pristine. These historic natural wetlands formed from runoff from the Sacramento river and Butte Creek.  Located in Butte and Glenn counties, the Upper Butte Basin Wildlife Area is a sight to see.

 

 

Beautiful clouds and sunset on the wetlands of Llano Seco, seven mile road.
Sunset at Llano Seco wetlands.

I was passing by the Llano Seco around sunset.  I went to see Storm Large at the Laxson Auditorium, at Chico State. She rocks!  Look up her website. She sings with Pink Martini also. They have a song, called Veronique. Storm Large

Pictured a sunset from last February.  Lnano Seco was beautiful that evening. There is a boarded walkway out that you can walk out on and get a good view of the wetlands, panoramic also.

Lots of water, birds, and beautiful sunsets at the Upper Butter Basin Wildlife area, Llano Seco, wetlands.
Beautiful sunset at Llano Seco.

This is one of the finest wetland habitats in northern California.  Below is a link to the Dept of Fish and Wildlife, with maps and much more details about the Wildlife area.

Upper Butter Basic Wildlife Area, California

 

 

 

 

Beautiful close up of the sun behind the clouds and the red reflection on the water, with the trees in the middle, at Llano Seco, CA.
Beautiful Sunset and reflection at Llano Seco.

It’s a great place for bird watching, there are many species of birds. There are so many birds to see, here are just a few.  There are pelicans, hawks, eagles, falcons, cuckoo, sparrows, cranes, herons, starlings, swallows, larks, blackbirds, and so many more I won’t list.  Go to the website, and look at the pdf file, Bird Checklist.  There are so many they need a check list.

 

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Sunset, Granzellas in Williams



I was driving up north one evening and manged to get this photo on my android. I stopped at Granzella’s in Williams. It’s agreat place to stop and take a break, eat, shop, have a coffee, gelato, or a deli sandwich. They have excellent olives which they make, and also a full restaurant, and a full bar. They also have a hotel.

Beautiful sunset at Granzellas in Williams
Caught this sunset while visiting Granzellas at Williams.