Archive | October, 2017

Saved From the OC Fire, Bringing Joy Yet Again, 1 of 2

(18 photos) Yesterday I posted about the devastation caused by the wildfire near my home in Orange, California, and the fire’s impact to the natural beauty of Irvine Regional Park. Today’s post and the following one will feature photos of the interior of the park, the area thankfully saved by the courageous firefighters. The lake […]

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Scorched Earth, After the OC Fire

(12 photos) California suffered through horrible wildfires in recent weeks, particularly Northern California’s beautiful wine country. But, here in Southern California we also had our share of fires. While ours were not nearly as devastating, wildfires are awful, regardless the size. A few weeks ago, I’d taken my grandpup, Kansas, for an early morning walk […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

I chose the gorgeous, fascinating, rounded, living maze sculpture from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to fulfill this Week’s Photo Challenge: Rounded. I took this picture a few years ago and it immediately popped to mind for the challenge. ~SueBee

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Live Crab, Live Oysters

Get your Live Fish, Live Crab, Electrical Panel, and Oysters…. Get them all here at the fish market on Avila Beach Pier! ~SueBee

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Anticipating the Next Wave

With 100+ degree temperatures here in Southern California again, I needed something cool to look at. This inviting picture was taken just a few weeks ago, north of Ventura, during my mini road trip. I wish I could join those birds right now, at this very moment, at 8:30pm on a Monday night! Even though […]

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Morro Rock, two sides

Today’s Foto Fixes were taken during my recent mini road trip up California’s central coast. These two photos are of Morro Rock, the famous landmark of Morro Bay, one taken from the south side early in the day, the second from the north late in the afternoon. I’d never seen the south side before, but […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge using the word Glow, I chose the glowing golden hour interpretation as suggested. My future son-in-law, Loren, and I spotted this flag-adorned, vintage pick up truck, basking in sunset’s golden hour at Green Valley Lake, near Big Bear. ~SueBee 

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Hopping Bluejay

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Green Valley Lake in the nearby San Bernardino mountains. I stayed at a cabin there with family this weekend and enjoyed being close to nature, and watching this delightful bluejay hopping along the porch railing. Getting his picture took an immense amount of perseverance and patience, that I must […]

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Fun on the Beach

Today’s Foto Fix was taken somewhere along the coast above Ventura, California. It was a beautiful day. With all the horrible fires, destruction, and very sadly, death, in our beautiful state in recent days/weeks, including here in Orange, I felt the need to post a lighthearted picture, try to cheer myself up. ~SueBee

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A Visit to Solvang

(19 photos) I spent two nights recently at the adorable little Danish village of Solvang. It’s north of Los Angeles by about 140 miles, and about 170 from my hometown of Orange. Visiting post-tourist season was a good choice. My motel room was gorgeous and at a rate of $92/night including breakfast and passes for […]

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Farmhouse in the Morning Glow

What a beautiful view to wake up to, right?! I walked from my motel in Solvang at daybreak during my recent little vacation, and came upon this scene. I stood on the empty field overlooking that farmhouse and soaked in that gorgeous view for quite some time… a person needs that every once in awhile. […]

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Lone Rowboat

Today’s Foto Fix was taken from the pier at Avila Beach. ~SueBee

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Paddle-boarding Into a New Week

I came across this paddle-boarding bovine while exploring the area near Los Osos and Morro Bay during my recent mini road trip. Happy Monday! ~SueBee

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