Join Me On A Walk, part 3

This is the final set of pictures from my wonderful walk through the Arboretum after getting an advance reservation slot due to the Covid19 situation. I hope you enjoy viewing ...

Join Me On A Walk, part 2

…continuing on my walk (from part 1) through the garden during the Covid19 social distancing rules. As you can see, the roads were empty, shuttle bus shut down, trails and ...

Join Me On A Walk, part 1

I discovered that a favorite Los Angeles garden where I’m a member is not closed due to Covid19. Rather, they’re offering advance reservation slots for members and other guests to ...

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Join Me On A Walk, part 3

This is the final set of pictures from my wonderful walk through the Arboretum after getting an advance reservation slot due to the Covid19 situation. I hope you enjoy viewing the pictures! ~SueBee

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Join Me On A Walk, part 2

…continuing on my walk (from part 1) through the garden during the Covid19 social distancing rules. As you can see, the roads were empty, shuttle bus shut down, trails and paths closed, drinking fountains taped off, day was overcast… altogether a very different experience, but I certainly got some much-needed exercise. ~SueBee

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Join Me On A Walk, part 1

I discovered that a favorite Los Angeles garden where I’m a member is not closed due to Covid19. Rather, they’re offering advance reservation slots for members and other guests to enter. Upon reading that, I immediately made a reservation and drove the 40 miles early morning a few days ago. It turned out to be […]

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Signs of Our Times

I took an early morning walk, wandering past a nearby shopping center which was nearly empty of cars and people. That in itself was odd enough, but seeing the signs taped into the windows of the closed shops gave me such a feeling of melancholy. My walk was brightened once I was back in a […]

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This and That at Home

As another day was passing with the Covid19 Stay at Home order, I got a little antsy and took more pictures of random things at home, my Hastings Cottage. This grouping of pictures is evidence I feel the need to document things, show to myself that I’ve done something during the day. It’s such an […]

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Corona Del Mar, Before Stay-at-home Order

It’s been two weeks since I took these pictures, wandering along at a favorite beach spot. I’m glad I got there when I did because virtual trips are all I’ll be taking for awhile. It’s more important to stay safe and healthy at home while Covid19 works it way around the world in horrifying fashion. […]

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New Orleans Journal

I finally had a chance to finish up the New Orleans journal that I started well before Mardi Gras. It’s blasting with bright colors and fun; is 9″ x 7″ with a soft cover made from a patchwork of dupioni silks, print satins, and laces. It has three signatures (sets of pages) hand-stitched into the […]

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Hope, in spite of

With all that’s going on in the world, I felt these pictures, taken awhile back while visiting Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, would be appropriate.  I did a bit of editing while sitting on Hope Rock, adding “in spite of” with bits of twigs. Take care, stay healthy. ~SueBee

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Surfer and Pelican

Daily Foto Fix of a picture I took near Carlsbad, California. ~SueBee

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Rainy Day In My Garden

It started raining yesterday morning, and came down quite hard through the day and night. Lots more rain is in the forecast, surprisingly enough! I decided to take a walk before it really started to come down, and then wandered through my yard. I live in a mobile home in a senior community (55+) with […]

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Borrego Springs Sculptures

I’d previously seen pictures of Ricardo Breceda’s famous metal sculptures, and really looked forward to seeing them in person.  As I shared in my previous blog post, I’d driven by his outdoor art gallery while en route to Borrego Springs. But, seeing so many huge, metal sculptures of ancient dinosaurs scattered across the desert was […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 2

Continuing from my previous post, I’m sharing more pictures from the end of the road in Salton City.  As further evidence of the area’s economic decline, here’s a picture advertising ridiculously low residential lot prices there. For Southern California, that price is nearly a give-away. The pictures in the gallery feature one home in particular. […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 1

After leaving Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the city of Borrego Springs, I drove through a very desolate, interesting landscape on my way to the Salton Sea and Salton City. I eventually came to a main highway crossing (CA-86) and decided to continue straight on toward what I thought would be the water’s edge. […]

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Heading To The Salton Sea

For the route home from my weekend getaway at Borrego Springs a few weeks ago,  I chose to drive past the Salton Sea. I’d last been there with my parents many years ago and thought the drive would be interesting. It was! I left Borrego Springs on route S22, the Borrego Salton Seaway, and drove […]

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Searching For Scorpions

During my recent visit to Anza Borrego Desert State Park, a group of us went wandering around the campground after dark, in search of scorpions. This was my first experience looking for something we generally prefer not to see! Armed with black light flashlights, we pointed them toward the brush… I admit to being extremely […]

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B Happy

A little Daily Foto Fix that I took a few years ago while in San Francisco. This succulent “B :)” was on the west end of the pedestrian walkway to the Golden Gate Bridge and certainly caught my eye. It seems like a good sentiment to share! ~SueBee

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Death of a Golf Course

My recent trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park consisted of one night at a resort hotel and one night of camping. The resort hotel looked out on a green, lush golf course, that included a small lake with ducks floating by. As I checked in on the Friday afternoon, I overheard the hotel clerk mentioning […]

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Borrego Springs Scenery

I haven’t had a chance to sort through all the photos I took during my weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert, so I just chose a few at random to share. I’m sitting on jury duty most of this week and it will most likely be Friday before I can get to the sorting task. […]

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Vintage in Sepia Junk Journal

I’m sharing pictures of my newest 9″ x 6″ journal, called Vintage in Sepia. It’s built on a cardboard base covered in fabrics, both in and out. The two signatures (sets of pages) are hand stitched to a cardboard strip that I then glued and stitched through to the outside spine. There are 80 pages […]

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En Route to Anza Borrego

I joined Kat, her husband, Cam, their pup, Quincy, and Cam’s extended family, for a camping trip this past weekend in Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The park is about 125 miles southeast from home, with much of the drive on scenic, two lane roads. We were celebrating Cam’s birthday, and Quincy’s first camping trip. […]

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