Tommy Trojan in front of Bovard

Cross Town Rivalry

Today’s a big day for Los Angeles college football fans… it’s the annual cross town rivalry game between (USC) University of Southern California Trojans and the (UCLA) University of California at Los Angeles ...

Other Side of the Tracks (7)

Other Side of the Tracks

This gallery of pictures was taken, quite literally, on the other side of the tracks. I visited the Art Walk at the Brewery, next to the train tracks, in downtown Los Angeles ...

Japanese Garden at the Huntington (4)

Japanese Garden at the Huntington

Serenity and bonsai are two of many features in the Japanese garden at Southern California’s Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. I’m always intrigued by the bonsai, reflective of the utmost in patience ...

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Walkin’ down a country road…

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Tommy Trojan in front of Bovard

Cross Town Rivalry

Today’s a big day for Los Angeles college football fans… it’s the annual cross town rivalry game between (USC) University of Southern California Trojans and the (UCLA) University of California at Los Angeles Bruins. I’d never paid much attention to college football until my son attended USC for his undergraduate studies (2002-06). He was lucky to be enrolled […]

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Other Side of the Tracks (7)

Other Side of the Tracks

This gallery of pictures was taken, quite literally, on the other side of the tracks. I visited the Art Walk at the Brewery, next to the train tracks, in downtown Los Angeles a month or so ago. Each visit there, I enjoy wandering the somewhat decrepit, rat’s-maze-like hallways as much as viewing works of the various artists who […]

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Japanese Garden at the Huntington (4)

Japanese Garden at the Huntington

Serenity and bonsai are two of many features in the Japanese garden at Southern California’s Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. I’m always intrigued by the bonsai, reflective of the utmost in patience and determination. It’s an art form that demonstrates such a contrast to today’s “two second society” as to be nearly incomprehensible. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Safari Park (13)

San Diego Safari Park

To celebrate our 2 year anniversary, my boyfriend Cam and I visited the San Diego Safari Park! The highlight of the day was seeing the baby cheetahs! They’re the cutest animals ever! We also saw a baby gorilla, baby giraffes, and a baby elephant…was our lucky day! ~Kat (pics by Kat)

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Battling branches

A Small Collection of Black and Whites

I tried a different setting on my Nikon d5100 recently, which took all the photos in Black and White. I generally prefer color, but find the change to be fun and challenging. In this case, as I took the pictures I was interested in lines and contrast as I framed each. The pictures in this gallery were taken […]

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Thumbs Up on the Street Car

Thumbs Up on the Street Car

While it may now be a novelty, the red street cars were once the transportation many people depended on to get to their jobs, including my 97 year old mom. She still likes to reminisce about her first job downtown Los Angeles, how she rode the street car to get there, and particuarly about the gentleman who left a gardenia […]

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Front Door Roses

Front Door Roses

Photo taken two days ago, of the prolific group of roses directly outside my apartment front door. They bloom, and bloom, and bloom… mostly this bold pink, but I’ve seen an orange peeking out along one side, and a white in the middle of the group. It doesn’t take much for me to stop and smell the roses!! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Bolsa Chica After Work (8)

Bolsa Chica After Work

Sitting in an office doing dull, unrewarding work for all the daylight hours is just too much sometimes, so I provide myself a change of scenery once I’m off. Yesterday I drove from my workplace in Irvine down the 55 Freeway to Pacific Coast Highway, and then up the coast to Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach. I […]

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Ocean Fisherman

Ocean Fisherman

Fishing in the late afternoon, with an eye on the little boat floating off shore at Crystal Cove in Orange County. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Weekly Photo Challenge, Minimalist 2

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist 2

Extension of a dead limb… fear? quasi wood, delicate, wings clear. Flirting with a subtle chameleon effect, a simplistic charlatan’s project. Light touch on a brittle refuge, dare we say wily subterfuge? Respite from another’s feast, momentary serenity at the least, fearing winged creatures on high possessing of a sharp, focused eye. ~SueBee (photo by Kat) Our second entry into the Weekly Photo […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge, Minimalist

Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

There appears to be a hole in the sky… shall I draw up my sailboat, climb deftly up the mast, take a peek, see what’s on the other side? ~SueBee (photo by SueBee) Our entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist was taken off the coast at Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County.

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Seal Beach After the Rain, part 2 (5)

Seal Beach After the Rain, part 2

This is my final post taking advantage of our day of rain last Saturday. Continuing from yesterday, this gallery shares my experience on the pier at Seal Beach. It was a brilliant, chilly day. The air was so clean, freshly washed! Since we’ve returned to the upper 80s and low 90s here in Southern California again, I’ll keep […]

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Seal Beach After the Rain, part 1 (5)

Seal Beach After the Rain, part 1

After my visit to the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach, after the rain (I’m milking this bit of rain for all it’s worth!), I drove down to Seal Beach, just about 10 minutes away. It was brisk, crisp, wonderful. These photos were taken from the pier, which appears to be in the midst of […]

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Nature After the Rain, part 2 (7)

Nature After the Rain, part 2

Continuing from yesterday, a few more photos of my visit to the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach… (yes, after the rain!) ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Weekly Photo Challenge, Descent

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

As the gull makes his elegant descent from the lamppost, I was at the ready with my lens pointed directly at him… and then shifted quickly to one side so as not to obstruct his forward movement! Our entry into this week’s photo challenge was taken at the Seal Beach Pier this past Saturday, after the […]

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Nature After the Rain, part 1 (9)

Nature After the Rain, part 1

Once the rain stopped Saturday morning, I jumped into my little truck and drove first to the El Dorado Nature Center, located on the edge of Long Beach at the 605 freeway. While the entry is free, parking costs $7 on the weekend, but it’s oh so worth it. Point to note: I watched several people ride […]

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