Archive | March, 2014

Eat This Sushi?!

Sushi is incredibly popular in Southern California. I personally know few people who won’t try it, or don’t love it. But, after visiting the premier of Huell Howser California’s Gold exhibit at Chapman University in Orange yesterday, I have to admit the sushi pictured in the gallery below is some I won’t try! Because it’s made of dryer lint! […]

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Cherry Blossoms

I drove to Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge for the Cherry Blossom Festival last Sunday, after visiting Travel Town in Griffith Park (article 1, article 2). In all my years of Descanso visits (more than I can recall, having grown up in nearby La Crescenta), I’d never seen so many people waiting to get […]

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Travel Town, part 2

All Aboard! It’s time to see the trains, tenderly put out to pasture at Travel Town in Griffith Park. Last Sunday, I spent a few hours wandering around there. My previous article showcased the vehicles on display, while this one features many of the trains. It’s a fun place to visit for all ages; entry and […]

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Lion King

An excursion to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido provides the subject of today’s Foto Fix. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Eyes Watching You!

Today’s Foto Fix is a trio taken in an industrial section along the east side of downtown Los Angeles. Feel like you’re being watched?! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)  

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Travel Town, part 1

This past Sunday morning, I headed up the 5 freeway from northern Orange County toward Los Angeles. My spontaneous destinations for the day were Travel Town in Griffith Park, followed by the Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (future article). My last visit to Travel Town was a few decades ago when I […]

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Shipping Out

Cargo shipping out to sea… and I wonder what’s in those containers, and where they’ll end up. Some years ago, my family and I packed up all our household belongings into a container just like one of these, and watched the truck pick it up and drive away. We hoped that six weeks later our […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (Reflections)

We haven’t entered one of these photo challenges before, but the Reflections theme is so tempting we’ve decided to join in with two new photos and four that were already posted. ~SueBee and Kat (photos by SueBee and by Kat)

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Brewery Artwalk Teaser

Last November I luckily stumbled on the Brewery Artwalk in Los Angeles. As I noted in my articles (Taste of Art and Exploring the Buildings) at the time, I was so blown away by the art and the buildings, I vowed to return. The springtime Artwalk is coming up April 26-27 so I decided to […]

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Eat Here! Red Lion Tavern

My recent adventures in the Silver Lake and Angelino Heights area of Los Angeles (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) started when my son invited me to lunch at the Red Lion Tavern. I hadn’t been there in ages, but was pleased everything looked the same, and the food tasted as delicious as […]

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Feeling Spring-y

Sharing floral photos taken around Southern California to celebrate the Vernal Equinox. Happy First Day of Spring! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Money, Money, Money

I wandered through an exhibit at USC’s (University of Southern California) Doheny Library awhile back that fascinated me to no end! The exhibit was about the Federal Reserve, and very visually dealt with the destruction of money. All that money on display, piled up, and yet useless, having been shredded to tiny bits. Ah well… […]

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San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary

I joined a regional hiking group on a Sunset Nature Walk this past Sunday, and had a really enjoyable time discovering yet another Southern California place I previously didn’t know existed, the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. The group was instructed to meet first at the picnic table area where many brought cheese, crackers, sandwiches, […]

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Filleted and Ready to Eat!

I probably should have posted this for dinnertime… fish anyone?! Today’s Foto Fix, perched high atop a pole with meal firmly gripped in talon, was taken at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine. Additional photos and article coming soon. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Gnat in Focus

Lovely Iceland Poppies growing along a walkway in Anaheim are the backdrop of today’s Foto Fix, while the tiny little gnat is the subject matter. I played with settings on the Nikon and had the worst time getting a clear picture, whether due to bright colors or bright sunlight, I’m not sure. Being able to […]

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At the Watering Hole

While exploring this past weekend, I find myself always wanting to see what’s beyond the next bend. While driving along Santiago Canyon Road, I came across a country western inspired town called Silverado. In search of some lunch, I stopped at a little cafe called Silverado Cafe, and saw a group of women tying their […]

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Fisherman’s Lake

Irvine Lake is an absolutely stunning new discovery I made this past weekend. My article “Bird Gathering” featured the many cranes and pelicans I saw there. However, the lake is also home to camping and fishing! It was fun watching kids and adults fishing out of a watering hole…seeing the boats docked on the lake, […]

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Bird Gathering

Went out ‘n about exploring this past weekend, in search of new places to snap pics! Came across Irvine Lake in Santiago Canyon…wow! Gorgeous blue lake surrounded by hills and marsh-like grasses. Absolutely stunning! And the most mind-boggling thing about the whole place, is the number of white and grey cranes just hanging out in […]

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Cupid’s Mark

Today’s Foto Fix was taken in an Old Towne Orange back alley. Notice the heart graffiti on the right… looks like Cupid’s left his mark! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Batbike!

Oftentimes it’s the smallest of details making the difference between a picture with no story and one with. I’ve noticed since really jumping into photography with both feet, and particularly since having this blog, I seek out the scenes that make a story. They abound, and yet many walk on by without noticing. I’m thankful […]

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