Archive | December, 2014

Hiking Andreas Canyon, Part 1 of 2

My recent visit to Palm Springs was spent outdoors, hiking various trails, enjoying the glorious desert winter weather. Exploring solo, I’m always careful to stay where other people are, just not too close. I’d inquired at my hotel about best hiking trails and was directed to the Indian Canyons on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation at the […]

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Desert Black and Whites

I just returned from a few days R&R (rest and relaxation) in Palm Springs, a favorite get-away place not far from home. Most of my time was spent outdoors, hiking, and thoroughly enjoying not being at work. The weather was crisp (downright cold starting late afternoons), the sky either crystal clear or with the occasional photographic cloud formations. While I sort my 850+ photos, I’ve […]

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Llama Overbite

A llama in need of orthodonture work for an acute overbite was spotted sunning himself at Rancho Los Rios in Oak Glen. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Colors on the Pond

Algae floating on the surface of this pond in Oak Glen makes for a colorful photo. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Christmas Cactus

A Christmas cactus catching this morning’s sun on my kitchen bookshelf, blooming in full seasonal color. Merry Christmas to those of our readers and fellow bloggers who celebrate Christmas, and seasonal greetings to everyone else!! ~SueBee and Kat

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Coming in for a Landing

Click through the gallery as though the photos are flip-cards and you’ll see some amazing landing on water techniques that I happened to catch at Irvine Lake this past Sunday! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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En Pointe

Turkey vulture en pointe at Irvine Lake in Orange County this past Sunday, most likely preparing for his role in the upcoming performance of The Nutcracker! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

This photo, taken at the Bower’s Museum a few months back, immediately popped to mind for this week’s challenge focusing on the color yellow! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Christmas at South Coast Plaza

I had a few spare hours this evening while waiting to meet my oldest daughter after work, so I stopped by the huge, upscale shopping mall near work. South Coast Plaza is a beautiful place, as mall’s go. With designer shops and wonderful restaurants, a merry go round, and what seems like miles of walkways, it’s an experience […]

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Long Distance Selfie

I’ve decided to test out another new photo format for our blog, portrait rather than the usual landscape. This particular shot is of Kat and SueBee, checking our reflections in the hallway mirror of a San Diego hotel. ~SueBee (photo by us)

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Malibu Sunset

This scene was the backdrop to a fabulous holiday cocktail party yesterday afternoon, hosted by dear friends at their hillside Malibu home. Imagine having that view from your yard! I used my iPhone to capture this photo in panorama mode. I don’t generally use anything other than the Nikon for photos on our blog, but thought I’d […]

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Cactus Apples

Today’s Foto Fix was taken outside the walls of San Juan Capistrano Mission. The apples on that prickly cactus can be eaten. In fact, I remember enjoying the cactus candy we used to buy on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles when I was young(er). Each time in recent years that I’ve visited Olvera Street, no cactus candy was to be […]

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Los Angeles Zoo Holiday Lights

Celebrating Kat’s 25th Birthday this past Sunday was a blast! Kat’s older sister, Angelika, bought tickets for the L.A. Zoo Holiday Lights. The only animals to be seen were Santa’s reindeer, and from off in the distance, we saw an elephant. The rest must have been in bed, or not part of the holiday tour […]

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Blue Trees and Reflection

Sunday, December 7th, was Kat’s 25th birthday! A group of us went to the Los Angeles Zoo for a special holiday nighttime lights event to celebrate, arranged by Kat’s older sister, Angelika. Today’s Foto Fix was taken there. More photos to follow, but I’ll say for now, it was a sight to see!! Oh, notice there’s a swan in the […]

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Saturday on the Streets of L.A., part 2

Continuing on from part 1 of Kat’s and my recent visit to downtown Los Angeles, this gallery showcases some fabulous street art, most of which was shot while meandering through the Arts District. I’ll definitely be going back there soon… lots of trendy restaurants and boutiques to sample, explore! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

This week’s Photo Challenge of Gone But Not Forgotten brings with it much reflection… many happy memories, and some sad. As I mentally wandered through my cache of photos, I recalled taking this shot two weeks ago while Kat and I wandered the streets downtown Los Angeles. It seems quite appropriate for the challenge, and gives the viewer multiple interpretations. […]

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Colorful Bzzzzz

These shots were taken of a very colorful buzzing-type insect, which appears to be a mosquito, at the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach. I don’t own a macro yet (one day, hopefully), so these shots were taken with the regular lens. I cropped in to show details. Happy Friday to my fellow bloggers! Bzzzzzz ~SueBee […]

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Orchid Show

I almost forgot I’d taken these shots. Those of us out and about all the time have an abundance of photos, and some of them tend to get overlooked! These beauties were on display at South Coast Botanic Garden in Rancho Palos Verdes. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)  

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Sunset at CDM

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Patch Job

Kat and I visited downtown Los Angeles weekend before last. We got off the northbound 5 freeway at 7th Street, and headed across town via surface streets. We entered an industrial area with graffiti lined walls and fascinating old buildings. Noticing a photo shoot in progress, I pulled over and looked back. My eye was immediately captured by the patch work on the […]

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