Archive | May, 2015

Blue Lilies by the Pond

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens recently. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way

This week’s Photo Challenge, On the Way, (“Share a shot of something you saw, did, or experienced on the way: a photo not of your destination, but of an interesting thing along the way”), features signs along the road as I drove to the mile-high town of Oak Glen in Southern California. These signs are reminiscent […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken

This week’s Photo Challenge, Broken, immediately brought to mind a glass pitcher my mom’s had in her antique china cabinet for over 50 years. It fascinated me as a young girl and continues to do so. I remember asking mom “how could they staple glass?”. I still don’t have an answer to that question! ~SueBee

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Up Close and Personal with the Beach

A gallery of close-ups (or zooms) from Corona Del Mar and Oceanside beaches, taken during my recent visits. I particularly like the first one as it appears the sand was painted. Do you have a favorite among these shots? ~SueBee

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Creature from the Black Lagoon?

I often find scenes that amuse me during my photography outings, this one taken at Corona Del Mar being one of them. The “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (reference to a 1954 very low-budget Action/Adventure film), has come ashore, and people on the beach haven’t even noticed! The dog doesn’t seem to sense the danger either! […]

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In Honor, Memorial Day 2015

These photos, taken during a ceremony on Armed Services Day in Oceanside, serve to honor members of our military, past and present. Thank you. ~SueBee

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All Aboard! Train to Oceanside, 2

(17 photos in gallery) Continuing where we left off yesterday, today’s gallery features my view out the Metrolink train window from San Clemente on down the coast to Oceanside. While it started as a rather blustery, overcast day, the temperature was perfect for walking. The sun eventually broke through, and the day was gorgeous. I […]

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All Aboard! To Oceanside, 1

(25 photos in gallery) Last Saturday I took a spontaneous train ride on Metrolink, and headed south, down the coast. Please join me today and tomorrow, looking out the train window as we journey from the city of Orange in Orange County to the seaside town of Oceanside in San Diego County. You’ll view scenery […]

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Time to Mow the Lawn

Today’s Foto Fix reminder for some of us this weekend… it’s time to mow the lawn! Photo taken along the promenade, cliff side above the sea, at Corona Del Mar. ~SueBee

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Pigeon Irony

This scene at Corona Del Mar had me laughing. All the spikes and gadgets to keep pigeons off the roof of this very expensive, seaside home, and yet…. ! 😀 ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge, Enveloped, 2

I’ve decided on a second entry into this week’s Photo Challenge, Enveloped. This photo is a play on the word envelope, within enveloped. In my view, this brown pelican has folded himself as an envelope, ready to be mailed to his next destination. I took this photo while walking on the pier at Oceanside this […]

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Colorful Oceanside

I tend to be a spontaneous person; I love the excitement and sense of adventure it brings. This past Friday night, I had dinner with Kat and her boyfriend, Cameron, at a favorite restaurant, Ruby’s, at the Orange train depot. Naturally, the next morning my mind was on trains. So, I looked up the Metrolink […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge, Enveloped

I have so many photos suitable for this week’s Photo Challenge, Enveloped, but ended up with this one of scuba divers skimming the surface, enveloped by their suits and the Pacific Ocean at Corona Del Mar. ~SueBee

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Exploring the Huntington, 4

Today’s post is the final installment of my wandering around the desert gardens at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Springtime is by far the best time to visit this section; the colors and variety of blooms are phenomenal. Upcoming posts will feature my other favorite sections of the gardens… I […]

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Exploring the Huntington, 3

Onward we go through the desert garden at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Please enjoy more of the luscious, colorful variety of plant life! ~SueBee

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Exploring the Huntington, 2

Continuing from yesterday’s post, on into the desert at the Huntington we go! The fascinating array of plant life is mind-boggling, particularly in springtime when colorful flowers make their bold statement, “Look at Me, Look at Me”!! Be sure your face doesn’t get too close to that perky yellow flower, though, or you might end with a […]

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Exploring the Huntington, 1

A week or two ago, I took a spontaneous day off work (that’s called playing hooky), and visited the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. I became a member last year, when Stinky was on display (link to post here), and was overdue for another visit. The day was perfect, cool and overcast. […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

As entry for this week’s Photo Challenge, Forces of Nature, my photos show a child’s sand castle being washed away by the tide. Photo taken this past Sunday afternoon at Corona Del Mar in Southern California. ~SueBee

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Much Ado at Sea

This photo perplexes me nearly as much as the pond reflection from a few days ago. I took it Sunday afternoon while wandering along the beach at Corona Del Mar, after my family’s wonderful Mother’s Day festivities had concluded, using my Nikon long lens (55/300). I can’t figure how so many things can be going on in one small spot […]

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Hiking Oak Canyon Nature Center, 2

Continuing from yesterday’s post about my hike at the Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim Hills, I ventured down off the sunny side of the mountain, into the cool shade of the oak trees. Being careful to steer clear of poison oak, I followed one trail after the next, meandering this way and that. There […]

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