Archive | October, 2013


Driving late evening in a light, misty rain that made everything drip and headlights glare off the pavement, it occurred to me that yet again time got away from me. Although, I couldn’t quite wrap my head around how it got late, and dark, so fast. Somewhat new to Orange County, I’d been checking out […]

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Once Upon a Time

When you walk into an antique store, you walk back in time…you experience history through tangible objects. It’s fascinating seeing knick-knacks, toys, clothing, decor, and art from various eras, all in one place…it’s like several history lessons all in one shopping trip! Despite being from the Millennial generation, I’ve always had a passion for old […]

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“The Wall”

The second picture tells the story of today’s Foto Fix. Photos taken on Wilshire Blvd, across from LACMA. ~SueBee

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“Another side of Hollywood”

This afternoon’s “out and about” adventure included several winding, narrow streets up the Hollywood Hills, ending at this picturesque scene, Lake Hollywood Reservoire. The world-famous Hollywood sign stands guard over multi-million dollar homes and offers quite a contrast to nature’s beauty. More about the lake and its history, along with a few more pictures, in a […]

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Go Lakers!

It seems almost sacrilegious that, despite living most my life in Los Angeles, I’d never been to a Laker’s game… until last night! I finally attended, thanks to my oldest daughter, Angelika, asking me to join her and our friend, Cynthia, at Honda Center in Anaheim for the final pre-season game. Traffic was a nightmare […]

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“Homeward, Whisper”

My parents had a small sailboat before my older brother and I were born. In fact, they put off having kids until their mid 30s, choosing to have adventures first. (Ha! Little did they know how much adventure kids can bring to life.) But, their plans were a good thing because sadly dad never made […]

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The Roadside Inn

Damp, blustery, overcast all day, in a lingering sort of way… Fall chancing a visit as old friends do, inviting me to pause and chat awhile, and maybe snuggle up for a brief stay, at the roadside inn down by the bay. ~SueBee Photo taken at my favorite pub, the Side Door in Corona del Mar

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“Throwback Thursday with Vintage Crystal Cove Beach”

Vacation cottages from another era, a beautiful secluded beach, and the Pacific Ocean, seem like a great combo for today’s Foto Fix. Venturing out earlier this year with my new Nikon D5100, I used the miniature setting, not having a clue what I was doing, and captured this vintage-feel shot that I love. Luck or […]

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Wild, like a Black Leather Jacket!

Muzeo in downtown Anaheim opened the coolest, and I do mean coolest, exhibit on Saturday, “Worn to be Wild – the Black Leather Jacket“. It continues until January 12, 2014. Per Muzeo’s website, “Harley-Davidson Museum in partnership with EMP Museum present a dynamic exhibit that traces the path of the leather motorcycle jacket from functional […]

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“Dia de Los Muertos Bicyclist”

Returning home from another lovely get-away weekend in Palm Springs earlier today, I took a detour off the 60 to visit the Mission Inn (more about that gorgeous place in another post). Approaching on Mission Inn Avenue, I saw this skeletal bicyclist out front of the Riverside Art Museum.  Not having enough time for a […]

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“Look, Mommy, Look!”

Today’s Foto Fix was captured this past summer, late in the afternoon, at LACMA. Folks were grooving to the beat of a very popular jazz band, kids playing soccer on the grass, the sun was starting its approach into the Pacific Ocean, and I was wandering about. Then, I noticed this little girl, thoroughly captivated by her […]

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My auntie and I are photography buds…she taught me how to use my Nikon d5100. I went to the LA Arboretum with her to practice, and used her macro lens to catch today’s “Foto Fix.” Aren’t close-ups awesome?! They’re my favorite type of pics to take, especially when I have a macro lens to use […]

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“What? You talkin’ to me??”

Africa? No, San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Situated just a bit north of San Diego and inland from Escondido, is our own African paradise. It’s spectacular, especially on a cooler day when the trails are easy to walk, and the animals are full of energy. The young gorilla in today’s Foto Fix was busily snacking away as […]

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A Spectacular Taste of Art

As described in my previous post, I spent this past Sunday afternoon at the Brewery Art Walk in Lincoln Heights, just east of downtown Los Angeles. While exploring the buildings and lofts, I became overwhelmed by the sheer volume of art on display, and the passion that accompanied it. The expressive artists, sharing their home and […]

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Brewery Art Walk – Exploring the Buildings

What could be more enticing than an art walk held in an old brewery? Historical buildings fascinate me, make my imagination run wild. It would be hyperbole (Kat’s favorite word) to call myself a history buff, but I do love old things. I grew up with old things. My parents collected antiques; my dad had […]

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“Russian Dancer”

Every month on the first Sunday, the Bowers Museum, located in Santa Ana, allows free admission and hosts a cultural festival, sponsored by Target. Each event features arts & crafts, live music, dance performances, and food specific to the celebrated culture of the month. This “Daily Foto Fix” is from their June event, which celebrated […]

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Eat Here?? Magic Restroom Cafe

While driving along the 60 towards L.A., I noticed an outdoor shopping center to my right (in the City of Industry). Craving a Thai Iced Tea and an Egg Custard Bun, I decided to explore the shopping center and see if my sweet cravings could be satisfied. I did find a delicious tea house and […]

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“A Quiet Moment”

The gardens were nearly empty, the weather brisk, leaves having fallen off trees, but not yet swept away nor turned brown. Silence surrounded me, other than the occasional crunch crunch as I sought out leaves to step on. Approaching a small bridge leading over the creek, I paused. There sat this closely-nestled couple, the elderly […]

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Crazy Rock Love Petroglyph

Really? Rock obsession, crazy love, yeah. Los Angeles was captivated last year by the journey of a 340 ton granite boulder, set to become the permanent (no doubt) exhibit Levitated Mass at LACMA. I wasn’t lucky enough to experience the journey, and rather guffawed at all the hype, until… I saw it in person, on […]

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See You Again, Trabuco Canyon!

Map perusing, curiousity, insight from a friend, and a dinner date with mom led to a quick peek at Trabuco Canyon after work today. Facing an early sunset, there wasn’t much time to explore. I picked up mom, and made our first stop at Rancho Santa Margarita Lake, a man-made lake surrounded by large tract homes. We […]

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