Archive | May, 2014

Springtime at Oak Glen, part 3

(19 photos) As you may have noticed in Part 1 or Part 2, Oak Glen is a must-visit kind of place during the springtime. Particularly if you’re a Southern California resident who has grown weary of freeway gridlock, tract housing, crowds, and the heat! While the temperature wasn’t really any cooler than at home, being […]

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Springtime at Oak Glen, part 2

…eleven additional photos from my springtime visit to beautiful, mile-high Oak Glen, Southern California’s apple-growing paradise! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee) click on any photo to open gallery and view pictures!

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Springtime at Oak Glen, part 1

My visit to Oak Glen, up the mountainside from Yucaipa in Southern California, this past Monday (a national holiday so I had the day off work), was prompted by a desire to see the area in springtime. I headed directly to my favorite place, the Wildland’s Conservancy nature trails at Los Rios Rancho. I shouldn’t […]

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Critters in Oak Glen

I spontaneously took a drive to Oak Glen, up the mountainside from Yucaipa today. Having been there for the first time last fall when the trees were red and orange, I was curious what springtime would be like. Well, it was gorgeous! Green, lush, baby apples on the trees, birds and insects in abundance. As […]

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HOPE

Today being Memorial Day in the United States, a day to honor our troops from past and present, I chose this photo of “HOPE” taken at the Brewery Artwalk in Los Angeles. Interpretation is personal as well as universal. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Caught by a Wave

Today’s Foto Fix is of two young ladies, part of a group taking prom pictures, surprised by a wave crashing on the rocks at Corona del Mar beach. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)  

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Our entry into this week’s Photo Challenge was taken at the Brewery Artwalk in Los Angeles just a few weeks ago, and is accompanied by a poem: Love’s twist Young woman at dawn, sunshine peeking at the corner, awakening. hazy, lazy. Stretching off slumber, gradually opening her eyes…. Gazing up, seeing her lover, distinctive, twisted locks, […]

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Peacock in Flight

Sunday was a busy out ‘n about day for Kat and me. From a classic car show in Fullerton, to a dim sum restaurant for lunch, followed by the Arboretum in Arcadia, and ending up at our favorite North Woods restaurant for their famous salads and cheesy bread, we covered the town. Today’s Foto Fix is […]

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Cooling off at Sherman Gardens, part 2

(13 photos) If you’re in the mood for colorful flowers and cool ocean breezes, then you need to visit Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar! It’s the perfect getaway from hectic daily life. I was there this past Saturday, as I mentioned in a previous article, and felt so relaxed upon leaving. Check out their website […]

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By the Tidepools

Today’s Foto Fix was taken Saturday, looking up the beach at one of my favorite spots in Corona del Mar. I first “discovered” this little gem in the mid 1970’s while living on the north side of Los Angeles, near Glendale, and working for a company that had a branch I visited nearby. It was quite […]

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Cooling off at Sherman Gardens, part 1

Absolutely worn out from the triple digit temperatures and smoke in the air from numerous recent horrible fires in San Diego County, just south of us, I was drawn to the coast yesterday afternoon, and Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar. It was the perfect decision. I felt the cool ocean breeze as […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

I took a literal interpretation for this week’s photo challenge with a grouping I’m titling Art of Work. I watched these artists demonstrating their craft during the recent Los Angeles Times Book Fair held at USC (University of Southern California). I was both fascinated and envious. I spent many years as a working artist, designing intricate celtic […]

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Reflection Collection, L.A.

(8 photos) Wherever I go, I seek out cool reflections. Light playing on objects and recreating an image is something I find fascinating. While in downtown Los Angeles recently, I captured the ones in this gallery. Personal favorites are the musician playing at USC, wearing those fabulous retro shades (throw-back to my era!), and the bicycle […]

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Peaceful Garden

Serenity at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. A very refreshing scene which may help to overcome the unbearable heat wave our area is experiencing. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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“Rusted”

I spotted this bottle cap while exploring some of the artists’ lofts at the L.A. Brewery Art Walk. I love the splatter of paint and the rust, along with the copper color tone in the background. The combination provides for an artsy looking shot that sums up many of the incredible art pieces I saw […]

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Necktie Lady

A re-use, re-purpose artist from the recent Brewery Artwalk in Los Angeles, shows one can never have too many neckties! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Mama!

Happy Mother’s Day! This photo shows a wayward baby goat who’d somehow managed to get out of the fenced-in petting zoo at Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, and was receiving advice from his mother on how to get back in. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

This grouping of photos is titled Kids on the Move, reflecting the joy of childhood, and is our entry into this week’s photo challenge, On the Move. These kids were having a blast pushing each other in their wagon at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia while waiting for the Pasadena Pops concert of MGM […]

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Pier Artist

Talent abounds everywhere. This shot of an artist at work was taken on Santa Monica Pier. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Abstract Glow

While touring the L.A. Brewery Art Walk for the first time, I came across an exhibit that completely left me in awe. The artist loft was filled with giant glowing creatures made of fiber optics, lightbulbs, fabric, and wire. Was definitely inspiring, and I am very much tempted to try and create something similar. Yay […]

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