Archive | March, 2017

Henry the Desert Tortoise

(6 photos) Weekend before last I explored the area near Modjeska Canyon and came upon a tiny nature center where I “met” Henry. Having had a tortoise when I was very young, and turtles having been my very favorite animal in those days, I was drawn to Henry. The space he called home was quite […]

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Sunset at CDM

(2 photos) Yesterday, March 26 2017, my three kids, their partners and I met for a drink at a favorite place in Corona Del Mar to mark the one year anniversary since my mom, their grandma, passed away at the age of 98 (and a half). My mom was a special woman, we were all […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green

(5 photos) This week WordPress Photo Challenge, It IS Easy Being Green, was an easy one for me. I’d taken a drive last weekend through some back canyons here in Southern California, and was surrounded by green hills. All the rain this season turned us into a lush paradise. So, in Southern California, it IS easy […]

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Yellow Hibiscus in My Front Yard

Daily Foto Fix taken at the golden hour of a beautiful yellow hibiscus blooming in my front yard. ~SueBee

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Modjeska, Off the Beaten Path

(14 photos) It’s often impossible when living and working in the concrete jungle of Southern California to imagine that rustic, rural places do still exist around us… and often within very short driving distances. This past Sunday, I took myself for a drive and a bit of exploring in the region south of where I […]

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View from Modjeska Grade Road

Today’s Foto Fix was taken while I explored Modjeska Canyon in southern Orange County yesterday afternoon. Yes, it was a gorgeous day. 🙂 ~SueBee

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Turquoise Rowboat

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Dana Point Harbor in Southern California, using my iPhone. The boat, as well as the matching posts, caught my eye as they’re painted in my favorite color. I took myself on a really nice Sunday afternoon drive, that included an inland canyon I’d never visited previously, followed by the harbor. […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

My interpretation of this week’s Photo Challenge of the word Atop is of an artist, holding the water color painting I ended up purchasing, as he stood atop Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. My son’s fiance, Loren, and I had walked a great distance up a steep hill, and climbed many steps to reach this […]

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Lady on a Bench

Your eye is directed to the brilliantly colored flowers on the right, while there sits a lady on a bench, swinging her feet as they don’t quite touch the ground… over on the left! I shot towards the sun, needed to add a bit of contrast, but I rather like the look of the lighting. […]

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Poppies at Fullerton Arboretum

The newspapers have reported here lately about the carpets of wild flowers in the desert due to our rains this year. Saturday, driving out toward the desert with my family for wine tasting in Temecula, we were stuck in traffic and dragging along for miles. Turns out, the hills along the freeway were covered with patches […]

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Back to Back Camellias

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Descanso Gardens, in the city of La Canada Flintridge, home to dozens upon dozens of gorgeous camellia bushes. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

My entry into this week’s Photo Challenge topic of Wish was taken in downtown Los Angeles. My wish is the same millions of others wish for, that we’re not sorted and classified into categories. We’re one, simply human. ~SueBee

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Swim Area

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Long Beach, California, and features the swim area being diligently monitored, the boundary line not being crossed. ~SueBee

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Good Morning!

It’s Monday, early morning, and I’m about to head out the door to work. What better way to cheer myself up than a burst of color? Enjoy your day as I’ll try to do with mine! ~SueBee

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Storm Remnants in Long Beach

(9 photos) “Watch your step” were the key words when wandering along the sand at Long Beach after one of our recent storms. I’m not sure where all the bamboo came from, but it was obvious where all the trash did…. humans. With all the work groups have done trying educating people to properly dispose of […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

This week’s photo challenge asks for something that surprised us on The Road Taken. I chose this photo I took with my iPhone while kayaking at Catalina Island, off Southern California’s coast. Paddling on a watery “road” through the boat docks, trying my best not to drop my phone in the water, nor crash into a boat, […]

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Orange on the Sand

This orange at the water’s edge was spotted as I walked along at Long Beach a week or two ago. An artist’s still-life arrangement in the sand, and someone’s snack gone missing. ~SueBee

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1+ tea house

For my Foto Fix of the day I chose one I took in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and converted to black and white. The laundry hanging on the fire escape behind the tea house sign created an interesting, very urban, scene to my eye. ~SueBee 

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