Archive | March, 2015

Yesterday at Long Beach

After enjoying lunch at a Long Beach restaurant with my oldest daughter, Angelika, and friends yesterday, I headed over to the coast and walked along toward the color-filled sky. This is what I spotted once close enough for photos, an entire group of parasailers. It was late afternoon by then, and they were just starting to pack up their […]

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Andreas Canyon Reminisce

When necessities of life seem to take over and become all-consuming, I grab a few moments, wander through my photos, and lead my mind to places of relaxation. This morning’s reflection is from my end-of-2014 mini vacation to Palm Springs, and a glorious early morning hike in Andreas Canyon. Happy Sunday! ~SueBee

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Oldies Car Show

Some detail photos from the vintage car show held Friday nights in downtown Garden Grove, Orange County. Certainly a great opportunity for some fun shots! ~SueBee

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Lovely Vantage Point

Today’s Foto Fix is of the Lake Hollywood Reservoir in foreground with view of buildings running along Wilshire Boulevard in the background. I took this shot from along the road to the famous Hollywood sign. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Swinging off in a new direction, I’m interpreting this week’s Photo Challenge, Fresh, with the fresh paint I applied during a recent learn-to-paint-while-drinking-wine class! While I’ve managed to create a few acrylic paintings in recent years, this was my first time teaming the process with wine. I liked it! It was fun! ~SueBee

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Spring is Sprung

Happy first day of Spring, everyone! The photos in this gallery were taken at the Fullerton Arboretum, and seem the perfect fit for the day. While those of us living in Southern California haven’t been under snow or had many cold days, we do enjoy the colorful flowers and greenery of the new season. Knowing the brilliant green will […]

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In the Country

A few shots from a recent drive up the mountain to Oak Glen in Riverside County, near Yucaipa. The atmosphere is definitely country, and I was particularly excited to get the red barn picture! ~SueBee

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Camellias and Reflection

Bold Jack Frost’s vibrant camellias, ribboning across the pond surface, tablescape of sky blue reflections, for Miss Springtime’s upcoming luncheon. ~SueBee

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Near Carthay Square, 2

Driving around the city is always interesting, with so much to see. The shots in this gallery were taken on the Westside of Los Angeles, near the Carthay Square area. ~SueBee

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Conversing with the Flowers, part 2

A few more flowers I had lovely conversations with recently at the Fullerton Arboretum. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day! 🙂 ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

For this week’s photo challenge, Wall, my thoughts drifted through a vast inventory of appropriate photos. From graffiti covered walls in Los Angeles and Hollywood, to the walls of fabric in downtown LA’s Fabric District. I ended up choosing these living walls. The first photo is of a plant covered wall at Olvera Street’s Old Plaza Church in Los Angeles. […]

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Old Man Fig of Orange

Ever since moving to the city of Orange last year, I found myself fascinated by this enormous tree whenever I’d drive past. While out with Kat this past Sunday, we stopped so I could take some pictures. Kat’s posing near the roots so you can get an idea of the size.I was thrilled to see the […]

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It’s Nearly Springtime

Wandering around at the Fullerton Arboretum this past Sunday afternoon, it seemed like spring was already here. While we don’t get the shocking contrast of cold winters, we do get the brown, dried-out land that comes with years of drought. Seeing spring’s green is so refreshing. It’s great having a place like the Arboretum within 20 minutes […]

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Conversing with the Flowers, part 1

It was too nice of a day to stay inside, so I took a quick drive to the Fullerton Arboretum on Sunday. It might as well be springtime! The flowers and I had lovely conversations. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

This week’s challenge “Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time” is too easy! Heck, I live in the city of Orange, in Orange County, California!! While the orchards of orange trees have given way to “progress”, there are still a few remaining here and there. At this time of year, they smell heavenly… there’s nothing quite […]

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Bouquet in the Field

Flowers for your Friday! This wildflower bouquet was alongside the trail I hiked in Oak Glen a few weeks ago. ~SueBee

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 4

The fourth and final entry into my series on Moorten’s Botanical Garden in Palm Springs features some of their really neat Gold Mine artifacts! I’m always fascinated by old tools and relics from days gone by. The purple bottle pieces, strung up on the string, really brought back memories, though. When I was young, my dad would […]

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Ice Pond

I’ve not played around with photo editing much, other than adding a bit of saturation, cropping, tossing in some light here and there, but for this photo I clicked on the “invert colors” button in Picasa 3 and was so thrilled with the result, I just had to share! 🙂 It’s an entirely new photo, breaking from reality, […]

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Gnarly Old Tree

Today’s Foto Fix is of a gnarly, old tree spotted at Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen. I wonder how many winters it’s seen. ~SueBee

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 3

Part three of my 4-part series about an interesting desert garden in Palm Springs, Moorten’s Botanical Garden. As you’ll notice in this gallery of photos, the desert plants become tropical near the area where weddings are held. The area is green and lush, and must make a beautiful setting for that special occasion. ~SueBee

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