Lakeside Umbrellas

Our beach umbrellas at Lake Gregory yesterday afternoon, fending off the sun and a nice breeze. ~SueBee

Texture

Today’s Foto Fix features cotton candy (candy floss) as it waits to be twisted onto a paper cone at the Orange County Fair. ~SueBee  

Holy Fire

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Lakeside Umbrellas

Our beach umbrellas at Lake Gregory yesterday afternoon, fending off the sun and a nice breeze. ~SueBee

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Texture

Today’s Foto Fix features cotton candy (candy floss) as it waits to be twisted onto a paper cone at the Orange County Fair. ~SueBee  

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Holy Fire

As you may have heard, California is on fire. In Northern California, massive fires burn and burn. Then, just a few days ago, a fire started in Orange County, set by a madman already arrested by the police. This new fire was dubbed the Holy Fire because it started near an area of cabins called […]

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Palm Shadows

Today’s Foto Fix was taken along the promenade at Catalina Island as I walked from Descanso Beach Club toward the famous Casino building. ~SueBee

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Giant Bubbles

While wandering around the quaint town of Avalon on Catalina Island last week, I became enthralled with this street vendor making gigantic bubbles. The guy was using a contraption made from large sticks and rope. As you can see, he drew a crowd! ~SueBee

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Kayaking off Catalina Island

The weather couldn’t have been better for a bit of kayaking off Avalon on Catalina Island. I rented my kayak from the Descanso Beach Club. I prefer renting there as I can paddle off from the beach (albeit a very rocky beach) rather than from a dock in the harbor where it’s difficult to get […]

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5th Annual Visit to Catalina Island

To help celebrate my 65th birthday, I made my 5th annual visit to beautiful Catalina Island, off Southern California’s coast. What a perfect day it was! The below  pictures were taken from the pathway leading to Descanso Beach where I rented a kayak to journey up the coast. There’s a cruise ship off shore, and […]

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A Visit to Anaheim Packing House

Following a wonderful fundraiser for the leading Mayoral candidate for the city of Anaheim (home of Disneyland), Ashleigh Aitken, I wandered down the street to the Anaheim Packing House. What was formerly a packing house for oranges and lemons, is now packed with restaurants and people. What a fun place with live music, trendy decor, […]

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Sights from Crystal Cove, part 2

On what’s going to be another Extreme Heat day here in Southern California, a few more beach pictures seem in order. These were taken at Crystal Cove, south of Newport Beach. It’s such a wonderful spot! For further information on the  historic district there, check out this link. Per the website: “The Crystal Cove Historic […]

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Sights from Crystal Cove, part 1

A gathering of photos I took while at Crystal Cove State Park here in Orange County, California, after work last week. As you can see, it was the perfect late afternoon for the beach. With high 90’s and triple digit temps coming our way this Friday, photos of ocean waves are the perfect remedy. ~SueBee

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Tunnel to Crystal Cove

My visit to the beach this past Wednesday after work started with a parking lot on the other side of a very busy, wide highway. From the parking lot, one can choose to wait on the shuttle bus for a ride to the beach, or wander down the hill and through a very entertaining tunnel. […]

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Coming in for a Landing, Reflection

This picture was taken yesterday after work at Crystal Cove State Park, just south of Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar. I was shooting the colorful umbrella reflections when the seagull swooped in and added action to the picture! ~SueBee

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Wonders of the Tidepool

I took my camera to work today and headed for the beach as soon as I was off.  I’ve missed my out ‘n about adventures and figured I’d kick myself back into gear. What a grand idea it was! I drove down the coast just a bit below Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar to […]

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At Home

Since I haven’t been out and about too much here lately due to several projects I’ve been working on, I thought I’d share a few random pictures taken at home. The adorable black doggie squishing down the top of my couch is my grandpup, Kansas, belonging to my son and his husband. He was over […]

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Newport Beach at Sunset

End of the weekend, I drove down to Newport Beach Peninsula yesterday evening for a quick stroll on the beach. Luckily people had started leaving and I found a parking spot. It had been a prime Southern California almost-summer day and crowds were out in force. I watched the sun slowly set and some really […]

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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

Having discovered these beautiful gardens in Claremont a week or two ago, they’ve definitely been added to my “visit often” list of places in Southern California! ~SueBee

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Garden Cairn

While wandering the back pathways at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, I was pleasantly surprised to see this cairn! ~SueBee

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Final Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

Sadly, this is the final Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress, and with it, SueBee and Kat’s 130th entry. WordPress asked us to post a few of our All-Time Favorites. It would take me hours trying to determine which of thousands are my favorites, but I stumbled on the ones here. They were taken June 9, […]

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Yellow Yellow Yellow

Yellow was the eye-popping color of the day yesterday when I visited (for the very first time) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. It took just about half an hour to drive the less than thirty miles from my hometown of Orange. Claremont is an adorable little college town; the highly regarded Pomona Colleges […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge for the word Twisted, I’m repeating a post I uploaded May 24, 2014. I feel the photo is so suitable, and I’m short on time, so, there we go! I took the photo at a gallery within the Los Angeles Brewery during their ArtWalk. Sadly, I don’t recall the […]

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