This is a beautiful place to swim deep, clear waters with lots of huge rock formations.

Canyon Creek, Junction City, California

Beautiful Canyon Creek in Junction City, CA, is a great place to swim, large rocks and beautiful clear deep waters makes a great place to dive and swim.
Canyon Creek swimming hole.

Went swimming at this swimming hole today, it was very hot, and the water perfectly cool. It was also very refreshing and beautiful. There were kids there and adults jumping off the rocks, into the deeper parts of the water. Although there are still fires burning around this area, it happened to be pretty clear at the time we were there.

 

Although swim season is just about over, the days are still pretty hot, and I am sure people are still swimming now.  The water is probably a bit cooler now.  But in the hot days it’s refreshing.  There are still many fires happening all around California and the skies can be a bit overcast, and smokey at times.  Pictured here it was a smokey day.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Canyon Creek with large black rocks and deep waters to dive and jump into. located in junction city, california.
Everyone loves to swim at Canyon Creek.
Beautiful clear and deep water to jump and dive into and explore.
Beautiful deep green and clear waters you can see below.

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Picture of blackberries, different stages, some very greenish red, to bright red to black. When they are shiny they are perfect and ready to be picked. This pic the berries are in the pine tree and blue sky in the background.

Blackberries in Trinity County, California

Picture of blackberries, different stages, some very greenish red, to bright red to black. When they are shiny they are perfect and ready to be picked. This pic the berries are in the pine tree and blue sky in the background.
Beautiful blackberries ripe and ready to be picked.

 

 

 

We had an early blackberry season this year, maybe from all the rain.  Almost all the blackberries are drying up except a few bushes in shadier areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured a half gallon of perfect blackberries in a stailess steel metal bowl sitting on a metal chair with holes and painted white, which is a contrast to the blackberries.
Pictured my favorite bowls for picking are the stainless steel.

 

 

 

 

 

You can smell the blackberries in the air, and it has a scent of blackberry wine.  The season is almost over, as it’s also getting cold at night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful very ripe blackberries, in a portrait picture, they are hanging and each blackberry is very ripe, black and shiny, ready to be picked. A very green backdrop of blackberry leaves and also pine tree needles.
These are perfect blackberries. Right after I shot the photo I picked them.

 

 

 

So far, I’ve made some seedless blackberry jam, and froze some blackberries also.  I plan to pick the last of the berries and make more jam.

Throughout the summer I have been taking photographs of the blackberries.   I think they are great!  I love the color combination of the red berries, and black and sometimes green.

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4th of July, Weaverville, CA, Destruction Derby

The 4th of July in Weaverville, CA is a week long celebration usually. They have already set up the fair and concessions in the Lowden Park. These are pictures from the Destruction Derby in years past. You have not experience 4th of July in Weaverville until you have experienced the Destruction Derby. It is very exciting!

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Sleeping duck black and white, with gray and bluish rocks in the background, and the dark water with the reflection of the duck.

Wild Common Merganser Ducks in the Trinity River

Two wild common Merganser ducks swimming on the Trinity river.
Wild common Merganser ducks swimming.

These ducks are amazing!  I looked up these ducks and they are the common Merganser wild duck also called the Goosander.  they are larger ducks of lakes and rivers, and they prefer the fresh water. They are common to North America, Europe and Asia.

I love to watch them ducking in and out of the water getting food.They eat fish and nest in holes in trees.  Which makes perfect sense there are a lot of trees in this area.

 

Wild Common Merganser ducks swimming upriver in the Trinity river, northern California.
Common Merganser ducks in the Trinity river, CA.

 

These Common Merganser wild ducks like to swim up the side of the river, and then they float down.  sometimes with little ducklings following.  it’s adorable. In the Trinity river, we mostly see these wild ducks in the winter.