Archive | August, 2014

Palm Lawn

Today’s Foto Fix, a refreshing, cool paradise, hopes to offset our current heat spell. Relax, wander among the palms, enjoy! The photo was taken at Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Tall Ships Festival, part 2

This second and final installment is from a week ago when I drove to the Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro for the Tall Ships Festival (and to see the giant yellow rubber ducky). While I didn’t pay the entry fee to go onto any of the ships, I certainly had plenty to see from […]

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Butterflight

Butterfly in flight, adroitly demonstrating the “solo V formation”. Photographed at the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino this past Sunday. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Tall Ships Festival, part 1

Driving up the freeway to Los Angeles Harbor this past Friday, I was admittedly super excited at seeing a giant Yellow Rubber Ducky, and secondly, looking forward to the Tall Ships. I’d heard on the radio, actually, that the giant duck had been moved to another area of the Harbor from the original plan, because it was causing too much distraction from the […]

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Weekly Photo Challege: Fray

Gazing into the fray…. our entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge. This picture was captured last Friday evening at Los Angeles Harbor in San Pedro, during the Tall Boats Festival. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Stinky!

(Gallery, 14 photos) I’d planned on sharing some more L.A. Harbor shots from Friday, but instead, I simply HAVE to share pictures of Stinky, the famous Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanium), that I took today! As an occasional visitor, and now member, of the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, I’d read about the excitement and anticipation surrounding their resident corpse […]

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Red Tugboat

Daily Foto Fix of a beautiful bright red tugboat was taken in Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, shortly after sighting of a giant yellow rubber ducky. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Rubber Ducky, You’re the One

Do you ever venture out on a photo expedition, only to have it turn out far better than you anticipated? That happened to me yesterday after work! I’d heard about the Tall Ships that had sailed into Los Angeles Harbor this past Wednesday, escorted by a giant rubber duck created by Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman. A few […]

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Quirky Woodcraft

Unique hand-carved wooden furniture, and unique objects for sale up at Oak Glen! Ready to place your order? ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette 2

I couldn’t resist another entry into this week’s photo challenge, Silhouette. This shot was taken in the Bradbury Building in downtown Los Angeles during my recent photography walking tour, and features an unmistakable character, Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Sideways

Explored the El Dorado Nature Center with Cam. Since there are so many gorgeous lakes there, it was fun capturing reflection pics! I really like how this pic turned out, especially sideways! Can you tell where the lake is and where the sky is?! ~Kat (pic by Kat)

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At Riley’s Farm

Oak Glen is my point of refuge from office life and the concrete jungle, and is my go-to place when I need to see green, breathe in mountain air, pretend I live in the country. I took these photos at Riley’s Farm when Kat and I went berry pickin’ last weekend. While it’s common knowledge that farming […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Our entry may require glasses or magnifier to see the helicopter silhouette in the clouds! This shot was taken from the rooftop of The Grove shopping center parking garage, in West Los Angeles. I used the sunset setting on my Nikon 5100, which added the red color, although the sunset was spectacular to begin with. […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

Spotted this zigzag fence in Oak Glen this past weekend, and immediately the photo challenge from a week or two ago came to mind! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)More zigzags can be found here.

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Starlight Bowl Concert

I joined my brother, his wife, and my two oldest kids, at the Starlight Bowl (outdoors venue) in Burbank last week to see two tribute bands: The Petty Breakers (covering Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and DSB Band (Don’t Stop Believing, the world’s #1 Journey tribute band). My brother is a musician (but not as his profession). He writes […]

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Berry Pickin’

Kat and I took a spontaneous drive up the mountainside to Oak Glen this past Sunday, for berry pickin’! What a grand idea that was, and just an hour’s drive from home. We spotted wild berries along our favorite nature trail, but ended up at Snow Line Orchard  for the actual picking. The charge was $13 for three empty plastic baskets, row upon […]

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Sunshine Bloom

Let’s start the workweek with a touch of sunshine, via this happy, yellow flower I saw on the mountain yesterday, at Oak Glen, in Southern California. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Fun Times at the County Fair

This is the final installment of photos from my visit to the Orange County Fair this past week. I didn’t take very many pics in this section of the fairgrounds, having overdosed on Food and People Watching, but here are a few so you can see the atmosphere. A co-worker of mine said she can’t take her kids […]

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Calories at the County Fair

Disclaimer: SueBee and Kat are not responsible for weight-gain or heart problems caused by viewing these photos. My last article featured photos of People Watching at the Orange County Fair, while this one will focus on the vast array of Food offerings. Not having been to a county fair in years, I’d forgotten about this part of the experience. I felt overwhelmed while taking […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Cotton Candy, aka Fairy Floss, is in the making at the Orange County Fair, and represents our entry into this week’s photo challenge, Texture. This photo offers up various textures, from the sugar granules scattered alongside the machine, to the soft, light, airy, fluffy stuff being spun to perfection. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee) This week, share a texture found in an unexpected place. […]

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