Hopping Bluejay

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Green Valley Lake in the nearby San Bernardino mountains. I stayed at a cabin there with family this weekend and enjoyed being close to ...

Fun on the Beach

Today’s Foto Fix was taken somewhere along the coast above Ventura, California. It was a beautiful day. With all the horrible fires, destruction, and very sadly, death, in our beautiful ...

A Visit to Solvang

(19 photos) I spent two nights recently at the adorable little Danish village of Solvang. It’s north of Los Angeles by about 140 miles, and about 170 from my hometown ...

Recycling Zone - three earlier articles:

Not France, Not Italy, Temecula!

Friends are often surprised by some of our photos, mistaking the settings for ...

On the Water, Lake Perris

Unexpectedly beautiful is how I’d describe Lake Perris, a man-made lake in the Southern California ...

Back Alley Tomato

The photos in this gallery showcase the hardy plant Kat spotted as we cruised ...

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Hopping Bluejay

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Green Valley Lake in the nearby San Bernardino mountains. I stayed at a cabin there with family this weekend and enjoyed being close to nature, and watching this delightful bluejay hopping along the porch railing. Getting his picture took an immense amount of perseverance and patience, that I must […]

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Fun on the Beach

Today’s Foto Fix was taken somewhere along the coast above Ventura, California. It was a beautiful day. With all the horrible fires, destruction, and very sadly, death, in our beautiful state in recent days/weeks, including here in Orange, I felt the need to post a lighthearted picture, try to cheer myself up. ~SueBee

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A Visit to Solvang

(19 photos) I spent two nights recently at the adorable little Danish village of Solvang. It’s north of Los Angeles by about 140 miles, and about 170 from my hometown of Orange. Visiting post-tourist season was a good choice. My motel room was gorgeous and at a rate of $92/night including breakfast and passes for […]

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Farmhouse in the Morning Glow

What a beautiful view to wake up to, right?! I walked from my motel in Solvang at daybreak during my recent little vacation, and came upon this scene. I stood on the empty field overlooking that farmhouse and soaked in that gorgeous view for quite some time… a person needs that every once in awhile. […]

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Lone Rowboat

Today’s Foto Fix was taken from the pier at Avila Beach. ~SueBee

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Paddle-boarding Into a New Week

I came across this paddle-boarding bovine while exploring the area near Los Osos and Morro Bay during my recent mini road trip. Happy Monday! ~SueBee

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Rest in Peace, Daisy Mae

(8 photos) My oldest daughter’s sweet doggie, Daisy Mae, passed away yesterday at the age of nearly 13 years. Angelika, my daughter, is devastated and heartbroken. Daisy was a part of her life, our family’s life, since being a wee, tiny puppy. I never saw a doggie more devoted to her human than Daisy was […]

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Bug on the Pier

Today’s Foto Fix of a classic Volkswagon Bug (Beetle) was taken on the Avila Beach Pier while I was blissfully away on my little mini road trip, exploring the central California region. I’d never been to Avila Beach before and feel lucky to have “discovered” it. What a quaint, hidden-away spot… one to which I’ll […]

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Mini Road Trip

(10 photos) I just returned from a four day get-away, what I’m calling a mini road trip. It was so refreshing …I don’t refer to my trips as relaxing because I’m not able to sit still, but a change of scenery, new places to explore, lots of photo ops, that’s my kind of trip! Saturday, […]

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Views from the Peninsula

(5 photos) This gallery features some pictures I took from Southern California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, a place with breaktaking views. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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Dancing Daisies

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at South Coast Botanic Garden on a beautiful, sunny day. So sunny, these happy flowers were dancing a jig. ~SueBee

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The Falconer

(19 photos) I walked along the trail at Point Vicente Lighthouse on Palos Verdes Peninsula this past Sunday. The breathtaking view was enough to keep my eyes focused on the ocean, but turning, I noticed something up ahead on the trail. Getting closer, I realized a man had a large bird on his arm. Closer […]

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Surfer Girls

Foto Fix taken from the cliffs at Rancho Palos Verdes of two gals paddling out to the waves from a hidden cove. ~SueBee

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Taking Another Look

I’ve decided to recycle photos now and then… not that I don’t have enough new ones to wade through. But, when time is limited for selecting and editing, re-sharing seems a decent alternative. As to this particular shot, notice the dragonfly at the tip of a branch on the left! ~SueBee

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Bashful

Today’s Foto Fix is of a bashful blackeyed Susan, photographed at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. ~SueBee

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Green Meadow

Happy Friday! Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Oak Glen and features a serene setting with which to end the workweek. ~SueBee

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Somewhere on Route 127

It’s been extremely hot in Southern California, up until yesterday, when the weather broke, and we had a 15 minute downpour of rain. The massive fires raging on the mountains above Burbank, Sunland and Tujunga (near Los Angeles) seem to have been brought partially under control. The firefighters say the rain helped a bit, but […]

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Tram to Mount San Jacinto, 3

(16 photos) Continuing from my previous post featuring the Palm Spring Aerial Tramway and top of the mountain… the cooler temperatures up top would be a welcome relief during our current high 90’s heat spell. ~SueBee

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Kayaking Lake Gregory

(11 photos) I drove up the San Bernardino mountains to Lake Gregory yesterday morning to fulfill one of my summertime goals of kayaking there. The drive took just a bit more than an hour, which is basically nothing in Southern California drive life. The weather on the mountain was gorgeous, the lake smooth, deep blue, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner

This week’s Photo Challenge asks for a picture of a corner. I chose this corner in the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. As told by the sign, it’s 100 years old, and a suitable corner for the challenge, in my view.  I took the picture because of the year; it’s the one when […]

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