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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

Having discovered these beautiful gardens in Claremont a week or two ago, they’ve definitely been added to my “visit often” list of places in Southern California! ~SueBee

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Yellow Yellow Yellow

Yellow was the eye-popping color of the day yesterday when I visited (for the very first time) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. It took just about half an hour to drive the less than thirty miles from my hometown of Orange. Claremont is an adorable little college town; the highly regarded Pomona Colleges […]

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Easter Afternoon at the Arboretum

It was a bit overcast, and just the right temperature, for walking through the Los Angeles County Arboretum in the afternoon on Easter, 2018. ~SueBee

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Descanso Gardens in Early January, part 2

(9 photos) A few more pictures from my visit to Descanso Gardens this past Sunday. It’s such a beautiful place! ~SueBee

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Descanso Gardens in Early January, Part 1

(12 photos) I visited Descanso Gardens today, a beautiful spot near my home town of La Crescenta, about a dozen miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The weather couldn’t have been better, with visitors at a minimum. The plants looked tired and dusty but the camellias showed off their beauty regardless. I think they’re truly […]

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Squirrel’s Drinking Fountain

Posts from SueBee have been infrequent lately. I’ve been thoroughly consumed by tasks for my son and his fiance’s wedding… and, it’s this coming Saturday! Excitement is building, last minute prep is at a frenzied pace, all will be wonderful. Taking a wee break to post this picture (also zoomed in so you can see […]

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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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Dancing Daisies

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at South Coast Botanic Garden on a beautiful, sunny day. So sunny, these happy flowers were dancing a jig. ~SueBee

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Bashful

Today’s Foto Fix is of a bashful blackeyed Susan, photographed at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. ~SueBee

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Garden Color for a Sunday

(8 photos) Some beautiful garden color thanks to the Huntington Library and Gardens! Enjoy your Sunday. ~SueBee

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Pretty Orange in my Garden

I’m sharing a couple pictures taken with my iPhone camera of a gorgeous monarch butterfly resting on the butterfly bush in my back yard, and beautiful orange roses clipped from my front garden. ~SueBee

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Origin of Oranges

A recent visit to the Fullerton Arboretum brought air that was fragrant with orange blossoms. I stood under the trees and inhaled sweetness to my heart’s delight. Talk about real life aromatherapy, ahhhhh!! ~SueBee

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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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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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Descanso Tulips

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at the beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. ~SueBee

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Painted Streambed

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Los Angeles County Arboretum and features a dry streambed, not unusual for our drought-ridden area, with brightly painted stones throughout. ~SueBee

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Pathway to Serenity

Today’s Foto Fix is a much-needed respite from the crazy world we live in. This photo was taken just a few weeks ago at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. Peace and serenity to all. ~SueBee

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Pops of Color

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at a plant nursery near Carlsbad, California and features the most colorful mushrooms (toadstools?) you’ll ever see! ~SueBee

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Descanso Gardens in March, part 1

Descanso Gardens is a photographer’s paradise in any season, but early in the year has always been my favorite. These pictures were taken two weeks ago during my spontaneous visit to the gardens in La Canada Flintridge, right next door to the city of La Crescenta where I spent a delightful childhood. Enjoy your weekend! […]

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