A Visit to Descanso Gardens

Spring isn’t Spring without a visit to the ever-beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge! ~SueBee

Spring Springing in Kansas

My recent two week visit to Kansas allowed me to see more changing of the seasons than we get here in Southern California. It was fun waking up to a ...

26 Hours Riding the Rails

I returned earlier this week from a two-week visit to Hutchinson, Kansas, helping my son and son-in-law with a move to their new home. I’d flown out to Wichita, and ...

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

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I see the weekend out there

Today’s Foto Fix was taken in one of my favorite places, Oak ...

Beach City, Wake Up!

The area near the pier is dressed in its finest as the ...

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A Visit to Descanso Gardens

Spring isn’t Spring without a visit to the ever-beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge! ~SueBee

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Spring Springing in Kansas

My recent two week visit to Kansas allowed me to see more changing of the seasons than we get here in Southern California. It was fun waking up to a snow-covered wonderland one day, and then watch it melt away by late afternoon. Bright green new leaves seemed to welcome the little break as they […]

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26 Hours Riding the Rails

I returned earlier this week from a two-week visit to Hutchinson, Kansas, helping my son and son-in-law with a move to their new home. I’d flown out to Wichita, and returned the ~1350 miles via train. Taking the Amtrak train was on my want-to-do list for quite some time, and it didn’t disappoint. I was […]

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Barn With Four Lightening Rods

I spotted this weathered, old barn while exploring near Fort Larned, Kansas. ~SueBee

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Sights From Kansas – Fort Larned part 2

Continuing from my previous post, this gallery shows some of the interior displays at Fort Larned. I think it’s fascinating to see how people lived back in those times. I didn’t have much time to read all the descriptions at each room so I don’t have information on them to share, but I think you […]

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Picking Flowers

Today’s Foto Fix is from April, 2014, when I took my mom to see the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. We had a wonderful time, surrounded by endless rows of color, scents of springtime in the air. ~SueBee

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Sights From Kansas – Fort Larned

Historical sites always draw me in to explore, so on my recent visit to Kansas, I borrowed my son’s car and set off to see Fort Larned, home to the guardians of the Santa Fe Trail as the website states. Knowing the raw deal Native Americans got from our government makes visiting an old fort […]

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Sights From Kansas – Pawnee Rock

During my recent Kansas visit, Loren took me to see historical Pawnee Rock. The 360 degree view was great, but I was most drawn to the old graffiti, left by travelers in the late 1800 and early 1900s. Fascinating! Per Wikipedia, “Pawnee Rock is one of the most famous and beautiful landmarks on the Santa […]

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Sights From Kansas – Cheyenne Bottoms

My son-in-law, Loren, toured me around the Great Bend, Kansas, area, starting with a visit to Cheyenne Bottoms. Per Wikipedia, “Cheyenne Bottoms is a wetland in the central Great Plains of North America. Occupying approximately 41,000 acres in central Kansas, it is the largest wetland in the interior United States. The Bottoms is a critical […]

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Sights From Kansas

I took my Nikon on the plane to Kansas, hoping for good weather and a chance to venture out and about. I had both. My son-in-law, Loren, drove me around the neighboring areas and naturally, I took several hundred pictures! It’s an interesting state with lots to see and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. ~SueBee

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Country Road in Kansas

I spent the past week visiting my son and son-in-law in Kansas, my first time seeing them since they moved there a year ago, and my first time in Kansas. Being fully vaccinated now, I was finally able to get on an airplane. We had a really nice time together; it felt so normal! I […]

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Bighorn Sheep Sighting

I hiked the Palm Canyon Trail late one afternoon during my Solo Car Camping trip at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, intent on spotting bighorn sheep (borrego, in Spanish). I wasn’t disappointed, except in myself for not lugging my heavy zoom lens along. The sheep were near-impossible to see, as they blend in amazingly well with […]

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Terror in the Desert

It can get mighty terrifying in the desert… ~SueBee Per an article I found online on Yelp, “Philanthropist Dennis Avery (Avery labels) commissioned metal sculpture artist Ricardo Breceda to design and construct metal sculptures in scattered property Avery owned in Borrego Valley. He bought the land to keep it from being developed and give access […]

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Solo Car Camping, Anza-Borrego, part 2

Continuing from my previous post, these pictures show the beautiful desert life at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. ~SueBee

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Solo Car Camping, Anza-Borrego

After getting my second Covid vaccine early this past week, and having no side effects, I decided to keep the camping reservation I’d made at Anza-Borrego State Park. My main purpose, other than a change of scenery, was to test out sleeping in my car for future camping trips. Note, I’m not keen on tent […]

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Exploring Clark Regional Park

Clark Regional Park in the local city of Buena Park, home to Knott’s Berry Farm Amusement Park, was another on my parking pass list of regional parks to explore. Turns out I chose a beautiful day and really enjoyed the terrific walking trails that circled the park’s perimeter. In the park’s center, a pretty lake […]

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Surf’s Up at Aliso Beach

As I neared the end of accessible walking area at Aliso Beach, I noticed a group of young surfers enjoying the waves, so I caught a few pictures with my iPhone. ~SueBee

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Icarus

I took this picture with my iPhone a few days ago at Aliso Beach (yes, included in my parking pass) in south Orange County, California. It was quite a sight! ~SueBee

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Walking Peters Canyon Regional Park

Having a list of regional parks available to me using my new parking pass makes it a fun challenge to visit them all and compare notes with myself. Yes, I’ve previously been to a few of the parks, and yes, I could have gone at any time and simply paid the parking fee, but during […]

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Beep Beep

I looked around after spotting this road runner at Peters Canyon Regional Park, expecting to see Wile E. Coyote, but alas, I didn’t. ~SueBee  

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