Bright reddish orange flower oriental poppy with a dark purple blackish center that looks like a huge button.

Oriental Poppies at the Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA

Bright orange, reddish colored oriental poppies at the Weaverville, Highland Art Center, CA. They are gorgeous!
These beautiful flowers are at the Highland Art Center.

These poppies are magnificent!  They are bright orange color, with hints of red and a very dark purple black to them.  These particular flowers have been growing at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, for many years. I haven’t seen any as large anywhere else in California, but I am sure they are out there!

These poppies usually bloom in May, or late May, so you have time to make it there this year.  If you visit Weaverville, California, and enjoy art, you should stop in at the Highland Art Center. They are located on Main street.  If you go in the spring, spring you will also see these wonderful flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

Oriental poppies in the yard of the Highland Art Center in historic Weaverville, CA, these are huge bright orange red colored flowers that have a huge black purple center and lots of greenery to contrast.
Oriental Poppies in northern California, town of Weaverville.

 

Also known as Papaver oreientale, these flowers are from the Caucuses of Turkey and northern Iran.  The are similar to ranuncula flowers, which are wonderful also.  I will have to go by the Art Center and see what they are looking like this year!

 

Beautiful close up of one bright organge poppy with greenery and an unopened bloom.
Papaver Orientale or Oriental Poppies.

 

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The Joss house has a lion dance where people dress up in elaborate lion dragon costumes, and dance.

Harvest Festival, Weaverville, California

Saturday there was the Lion Dance at the Joss House in Weaverville. It is to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year. This is about the third time I have been to the Joss House in my life. I do not think many people that live around Weaverville visit it often.

Beautiful colorful costumes for the Joss House celebration.
Havest Festival at the Joss House in Weaverville, California.

This is definitely something you want to see if you are visiting Weavervile, California.

The dance was interesting and kids were performing, they were great. It looks like hard work.

 

 

 

 

 

The Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds

The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. On display are art objects, pictures, mining tools, and weapons used in the 1854 Tong War. This Taoist temple is still a place of worship and a fascinating look into the role played by Chinese immigrants in early California history. The temple was built in 1874 as a replacement for another that had burned.

 

 

 

Here is a link to the local non profit organization to learn more about the Weaverville Joss house, in northern California.

 

http://weavervillejosshouse.org/

Two costumes worn by four people, the heads are large lion like dragon like creatures, both red, one with gold and one with white, in the background is the very very old Joss House.
Performing in the traditional costumes.

 

 

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This large orange poppies with black centers, and dark purple centers are almost waist high. They are magnificient.

Oriental Poppies, Highland Art Center, Weaverville, CA

Papaver Orientale or Oriental Poppy at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California.
Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orentale.

These bright orange and eggplant blackish color poppies are just gorgeous! They are really big too!  They are at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California.  Obviously, they have been growing for a very long time.

If you have time this weekend you should stop by and check out the flowers, they are beautiful!  You can’t just see them driving by, you have to get out and walk to the left of the art center. You really should stop by anyway.   The art center always has really nice handmade gifts, jewelry, art, great for birthdays, and what have you.

The Highland Art Center is a great place to enjoy some flowers in the spring, get some great art, jewelry, and lots of other handmade gifts!  Visit this weekend to see the Oriental Poppies!

http://www.highlandartcenter.org

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA Northern Califiornia, Veroniqque, Trinity County

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California

Beautiful Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA
Oriental Poppy or papaver Orientale
Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California, Trinity County
Oriental Poppy, Eggplant Black and Bright Orange
Oriental Poppy or Papaver Orientale at the Highland Art Center in Weaverville, California, CA , Veroniqque, Northern California
Field of Oriental Poppies

 

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