Sundown at Irvine Park

A brief visit to Irvine Park in the late afternoon recently reminded me how fast it gets dark these days! ~SueBee

Morning at Descanso Gardens, 2

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Sundown at Irvine Park

A brief visit to Irvine Park in the late afternoon recently reminded me how fast it gets dark these days! ~SueBee

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Morning at Descanso Gardens, 2

I’m sharing additional pictures from my recent morning at the ever-beautiful Descanso Gardens. I’ve found over the past endless months of Covid seclusion that my mental health has been best served by visits to the various gardens in Southern California. There’s nothing quite like being outdoors. ~SueBee

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Morning at Descanso Gardens, 1

A spontaneous visit to Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge resulted in the beautiful scenes included in this post. The number of visitors are being limited, advance reservations must be made by all non-members, and face masks are required. I was lucky to get a same-day, early morning spot, took a surprisingly pleasant drive up […]

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Wave, Blue

Today’s Foto Fix is an example of my favorite color. It’s also a color that appears to be taking the lead in America’s elections and for that I’m extremely grateful.  I took this picture at Laguna Beach. I love the vertical lines of light in the waves. ~SueBee

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Views at Laguna Beach Tidepools

It was a beautiful day at Laguna Beach, and deserved a good wander along the tidepools… while being careful not to catch a wave! I was certainly envious of the kayakers going by. I haven’t been able to kayak at all this year due to the Covid situation; rental facilities have been closed. ~SueBee

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Oak Glen After The El Dorado Fire, part 2

Here are a few more scenes from my recent visit to Oak Glen, as I checked out the results of the wildfires. You’ll notice pretty wildflowers growing alongside the road, a quintessential apple worm hole, red apples not picked in time, and other pictures that make us thankful the fires were stopped. It’s such a […]

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Beautiful Laguna Beach

Not wanting to endure another day of temperatures in the upper 90s, I hopped in my car and headed to the beach… Laguna Beach, that is. I was thrilled to nab a parking spot, grabbed my camera, fed the parking meter, and headed off down the path. What a perfect day, and with temps a […]

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Fire Retardant at Oak Glen

Today’s Foto Fix shows how well the pink fire retardant dropped by fire fighting airplanes works. This picture was taken at Oak Glen, a beautiful area impacted by both the Apple Fire and the El Dorado Fire in recent months. ~SueBee

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Oak Glen After The El Dorado Fire

Curious about the damage caused to Oak Glen from the El Dorado Fire, I decided to drive up there this morning. Before heading out, I made sure roads were open and visitors allowed. Side note to those not living in Southern California… this fire was started by humans setting off a smoke bomb in dry […]

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The Raven, a Junk Journal

This is my newest journal, created just in time for Halloween. It’s a creepy, grungy, gothic, vintage, scary sort of theme, which I jumped into with both feet. I named it The Raven, for reasons which I think are obvious based on the cover. I used my own photographs, including the raven (picture taken in […]

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Picnic Near Mount Pinos

Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of joining my brother and his wife on a day trip to the area around Mount Pinos for a picnic. I left home in Orange by 8:30am, hopping on the freeway, and heading north past downtown Los Angeles, ending at their home in Burbank. That 44 mile part of […]

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Selfie at Cold Spring Tavern

Today’s Foto Fix features a face-masked, long-haired me gazing in a window at Cold Spring Tavern. ~SueBee

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Cold Spring Tavern

Departing Solvang via Hwy 154, and driving past Lake Cachuma, I then turned onto Stagecoach Road, en route to the Cold Spring Tavern. They currently have limited hours due to the Coronavirus situation, so I arrived just before their 11:30am opening time on a Thursday. I’m glad I got there early as I could wander […]

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Driving Past Lake Cachuma

On my return drive from Solvang, I followed Route 154, past Lake Cachuma, on my way to the historic Cold Springs Tavern (next post). As you can see from the pictures, the sky was smoke-filled, although much less so than back home in Orange. The drive was really nice, uncrowded, until I spotted a large […]

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A Glass of Rose

I took another drive up north earlier this past week, passing Los Angeles and eventually Santa Barbara, as well. I ended up in Solvang, an adorable Danish town set in green, rolling hills a bit inland from the coast. I was there for a one night get-away, and after checking in to the motel, headed […]

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Views at Santa Barbara

Today is a special day… it’s my first time sharing a guest picture! A fellow blogger who posts from Scotland (Tootlepedal) does so and I thought I’d follow suit. I’m therefore sharing a gorgeous picture of a night-blooming Epiphyllum (Cereus) taken by my brother, Glenn, in his backyard. He told me he held a flashlight […]

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Happy 7 Year Anniversary to SueBee and Kat!

September 1, 2013, SueBee and Kat launched. Today, seven years, 1108 posts, and 7616 photos later, the website is still going strong. While 2020 has been a year unlike any other with the Coronavirus (Covid19) nightmare, lockdown for months on end, places closed, and traveling limited to near nothingness, I’ve still managed to take pictures […]

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Visit to Cal Poly Farm Store

I was in need of fresh produce so I took a drive recently to the Farm Store on the campus of California State Polytechnic University in nearby Pomona, arriving just before closing time. I always enjoy going there and supporting Kat’s alma mater. All produce is grown by the students, and workers in the store […]

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Santa Barbara Coastline

Today’s Foto Fix is one I took this past Tuesday while on a day trip to Santa Barbara, a gorgeous coastline city about two hours north of me. More pictures will be coming soon. ~SueBee

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Day Trip to Big Bear Lake

Yesterday brought a nice change of pace, and a break from our unbearable heat and unusual high humidity. My friends, Aranka and George, who reside in Pahrump, Nevada (close to Death Valley, which reported a record-breaking 130 degrees a few days ago!), are staying at a Big Bear Lake timeshare this week and invited me […]

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