Selfie at Cold Spring Tavern

Today’s Foto Fix features a face-masked, long-haired me gazing in a window at Cold Spring Tavern. ~SueBee

Cold Spring Tavern

Departing Solvang via Hwy 154, and driving past Lake Cachuma, I then turned onto Stagecoach Road, en route to the Cold Spring Tavern. They currently have limited hours due to ...

Driving Past Lake Cachuma

On my return drive from Solvang, I followed Route 154, past Lake Cachuma, on my way to the historic Cold Springs Tavern (next post). As you can see from the ...

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Selfie at Cold Spring Tavern

Today’s Foto Fix features a face-masked, long-haired me gazing in a window at Cold Spring Tavern. ~SueBee

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Cold Spring Tavern

Departing Solvang via Hwy 154, and driving past Lake Cachuma, I then turned onto Stagecoach Road, en route to the Cold Spring Tavern. They currently have limited hours due to the Coronavirus situation, so I arrived just before their 11:30am opening time on a Thursday. I’m glad I got there early as I could wander […]

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Driving Past Lake Cachuma

On my return drive from Solvang, I followed Route 154, past Lake Cachuma, on my way to the historic Cold Springs Tavern (next post). As you can see from the pictures, the sky was smoke-filled, although much less so than back home in Orange. The drive was really nice, uncrowded, until I spotted a large […]

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A Glass of Rose

I took another drive up north earlier this past week, passing Los Angeles and eventually Santa Barbara, as well. I ended up in Solvang, an adorable Danish town set in green, rolling hills a bit inland from the coast. I was there for a one night get-away, and after checking in to the motel, headed […]

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Views at Santa Barbara

Today is a special day… it’s my first time sharing a guest picture! A fellow blogger who posts from Scotland (Tootlepedal) does so and I thought I’d follow suit. I’m therefore sharing a gorgeous picture of a night-blooming Epiphyllum (Cereus) taken by my brother, Glenn, in his backyard. He told me he held a flashlight […]

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Happy 7 Year Anniversary to SueBee and Kat!

September 1, 2013, SueBee and Kat launched. Today, seven years, 1108 posts, and 7616 photos later, the website is still going strong. While 2020 has been a year unlike any other with the Coronavirus (Covid19) nightmare, lockdown for months on end, places closed, and traveling limited to near nothingness, I’ve still managed to take pictures […]

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Visit to Cal Poly Farm Store

I was in need of fresh produce so I took a drive recently to the Farm Store on the campus of California State Polytechnic University in nearby Pomona, arriving just before closing time. I always enjoy going there and supporting Kat’s alma mater. All produce is grown by the students, and workers in the store […]

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Santa Barbara Coastline

Today’s Foto Fix is one I took this past Tuesday while on a day trip to Santa Barbara, a gorgeous coastline city about two hours north of me. More pictures will be coming soon. ~SueBee

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Day Trip to Big Bear Lake

Yesterday brought a nice change of pace, and a break from our unbearable heat and unusual high humidity. My friends, Aranka and George, who reside in Pahrump, Nevada (close to Death Valley, which reported a record-breaking 130 degrees a few days ago!), are staying at a Big Bear Lake timeshare this week and invited me […]

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Two Mile Walk at El Dorado Nature Center

I visited El Dorado Nature Center a few days ago for a change of pace from walks in my neighborhood. Located next to a freeway in the city of Long Beach, I have to say, you wouldn’t really know the freeway was there. A hum of traffic is constant in the background, but the noise […]

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Views From The Peninsula

It was a beautiful day for a drive along Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California! I’ll let the photos do the talking. ~SueBee

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Tree With A View

I took to the freeways yesterday to reach Palos Verdes Peninsula, somewhat south of Los Angeles International Airport, and, without traffic, about 45 minutes from my home in Orange. Once reaching the area, I drove a route leading through an area of very expensive, luxurious homes perched along the cliffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and […]

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Evening Nature Walk at Oak Canyon

Ending this past Thursday with another Adventure (first was Morning Walk Through My Town), I drove about seven miles to the Oak Canyon Nature Center in nearby Anaheim Hills. I waited until 6pm, hoping any throngs of visitors had left. Spotting less than half a dozen cars parked at the entrance, I donned my face […]

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Morning Walk Through My Town

I ventured out for a walk yesterday, early morning, by driving to the downtown circle here in Orange. Since I don’t often leave my home or immediate neighborhood, I considered it an Adventure. I was interested in seeing the new outdoor dining set-up the city approved for restaurants. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have closed, […]

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Mickey Mouse Cactus

Today’s Foto Fix features a cactus I saw on a recent visit to a local Arboretum. I found the resemblance to the famous mouse to be quite fun! He seemed to be waving hello to me. ~SueBee

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First Harvest

Experienced vegetable gardeners may laugh at this, but I’m so proud harvesting my first zucchini and zucchini flowers this morning that I’m posting about it to celebrate! My oldest daughter, Angelika, gave me a few seeds that I planted May 20 in a small planter area in my back yard, and now I have fresh […]

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Avocado and Zucchini Update

I thought you might enjoy seeing how far along the giant avocado pit has come. I first planted the sprouted pit into a coffee can on March 13th; it’s now about 26″ tall, is in a much larger pot, and looks quite happy on the porch. The zucchini plants, started from seeds planted on May […]

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Morning at the Botanic Garden

My oldest daughter met me recently at the South Coast Botanic Garden for a socially distanced morning. It was required to reserve our spots in advance, as entry numbers were limited, and to wear our masks during the visit. It was really nice to get out for awhile; the gardens were beautiful. I hope everyone […]

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Lots of Yellow

I visited the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont yesterday morning. The garden is open for members and by reservation for non-members only; the number of visitors is limited due to the Coronavirus situation. The weather was perfect, with slightly overcast skies. I noticed after reviewing all the pictures I took that the vast […]

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My Garden Here and There

I took these pictures while on a morning walk ’round my garden yesterday. The new purple morning glory seems to like its spot, and the cactus I rescued has yet again thanked me, this time with four gorgeous white flowers. The milkweed that popped up on its own has provided a lovely spot for monarch […]

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