Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face In The Crowd

My entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge, A Face In The Crowd, was taken as people started lining up for the next show of the jazz band playing at Preservation ...

Taste of New Orleans, part 4, La Fayette Cemetery No. 1

(31 photos) Exploring the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the New Orleans Garden District, I was enthralled by the history, the tombs, the names… it was quite unlike anything here ...

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

Have a sweet tooth? This week’s Photo Challenge requests we share pictures of something sweet. My contribution of a powdered sugar covered beignet and  café au lait was taken at the ...

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It’s All Happening at the Zoo

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Discarded Heart in the Sand

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face In The Crowd

My entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge, A Face In The Crowd, was taken as people started lining up for the next show of the jazz band playing at Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter. I later joined the line and was treated to the highlight of my trip. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 4, La Fayette Cemetery No. 1

(31 photos) Exploring the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the New Orleans Garden District, I was enthralled by the history, the tombs, the names… it was quite unlike anything here in Southern California.  I found the cemetery a bit eerie at times, with the clouds casting odd shadows, a homeless man with a very sad […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

Have a sweet tooth? This week’s Photo Challenge requests we share pictures of something sweet. My contribution of a powdered sugar covered beignet and  café au lait was taken at the world-famous Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans…. mmmm, delicious! ~SueBee

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Riding in Style

Talk about taking the dog for a walk! Another eye-catching moment in New Orleans. Happy Fat Tuesday! ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 3, Fashions

(16 photos) More pictures from my recent visit to New Orleans, with this post focusing on clothing, shop windows, things that caught my eye… it’s such a colorful, fun city! ~SueBee

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Mardi Gras Cat

I took this picture in New Orlean’s Garden District… the cat’s expression seemed so apropos. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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New Orleans Tiny House

Today’s tiny homes are all the rage… so trendy, everyone wants to live in one. Toss out everything you own, live in a house the size of a suitcase, and you’ll get a show on TV to boot. Here’s a vintage tiny house that caught my eye in New Orlean’s Garden District. Snug as a […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 2

(9 photos) Pictures from my visit to New Orleans last week continues today with a selection I took in the French Quarter my first evening there, Wednesday, January 31. It was much quieter than the following day when people started arriving en masse to get a start on Mardi Gras celebrations. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Beloved, asks us to share a picture of something dearly loved. During my visit to New Orleans this past week, I visited the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District. My entry into this week’s challenge was taken there and suits the challenge, I believe. ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 1

I just returned from a short trip to New Orleans, aka The Big Easy, aka NOLA, my first time there. My son, Andreas, had a work conference, his new husband, Loren, couldn’t get off work, so I invited myself along. In spite of having just one solid day, plus a few extra hours the evening […]

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Kayaking off Catalina Island

My son shared a news story a few days ago with this headline: “Pacific coast shark attacks on the rise and kayakers may be most at risk“.  He suggested I take up another hobby. While it’s easy to be fearful, I’ve thought it through and decided no, I’m not going to let the sharks win, […]

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Into the Surf

Surfer photo taken early morning at Newport Beach. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations of a Theme

Variations of a Theme is this week’s Photo Challege from WoodPress. I chose records, aka albums, LP’s, licorice pizza, platters… for my theme. The pictures were taken at The Last Bookstore, an incredible place for books and records in downtown Los Angeles. ~SueBee

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Downtown Los Angeles from the Westside

Photos taken a couple years ago of Los Angeles city center at the golden hour as the sun was sinking into the Pacific Ocean. I’ve been glancing through countless folders of pictures… thought I’d upload some oldies but goodies once in awhile. ~SueBee

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SueBee Bought a Subaru!

Yesterday was a big day for me! I finally bought a new vehicle, a Subaru Crosstrek, after years of driving a little Toyota Tacoma pickup truck… that now has 227,000 miles on it. Being a sentimental sort, I’m a bit sad to part with my truck, but not having space to keep it or desire […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

For this week’s photo challenge on the word Silence , I chose this picture of my oldest daughter, Angelika. I took it at the most quiet place I’ve ever been… on California’s coast north of Santa Cruz. The road was far away, the ocean waves were quieted by the cliffs, there wasn’t a sound, just silence. […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asked us to interpret Weathered. For my entry, I’m including a few pictures I took downtown Los Angeles of the very weathered signage and exterior decor of the Palace Theatre. Per their website , “The Palace Theatre opened on June 26, 1911 as the Orpheum Theatre—the third home of Orpheum vaudeville in […]

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Descanso Gardens in Early January, part 2

(9 photos) A few more pictures from my visit to Descanso Gardens this past Sunday. It’s such a beautiful place! ~SueBee

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Well Balanced Napping

Monday morning is again upon us. By afternoon I’ll be ready to try Mr Duck’s napping abilities. I took this picture at Descanso Gardens yesterday. ~SueBee

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Descanso Gardens in Early January, Part 1

(12 photos) I visited Descanso Gardens today, a beautiful spot near my home town of La Crescenta, about a dozen miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The weather couldn’t have been better, with visitors at a minimum. The plants looked tired and dusty but the camellias showed off their beauty regardless. I think they’re truly […]

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