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Descanso Gardens in June

Photos feature the ever-beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on an overcast day this past month. Growing up in the next town over, well before the separate cities of La Canada and Flintridge joined and incorporated, my mom took my brother and me there often. It looked and felt very much like our own […]

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Cottage at Descanso Gardens

Today’s Foto Fix was taken Saturday afternoon at the ever-lovely Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. ~SueBee

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Brilliant Colors at the Arboretum

We had a smattering of rain on Sunday morning; it’s been an unusually rainy year. Once the rain moved on I drove to the nearby Fullerton Arboretum, at the university campus. There’s really nothing like walking through gardens after a bit of rain. Everything’s been washed clean, the flowers are smiling, the moist, damp earth […]

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Perplexed Squirrel

I witnessed the impact of humans on our wildlife population while visiting the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens a week or two ago. It was so sad to see. I watched a poor squirrel skitter to the end of each branch on a tree that had been recently trimmed back; each branch was freshly cut. […]

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Late Afternoon at the Huntington

On the way home from my brother and sister-in-law’s in Burbank yesterday, I stopped for a fairly short visit at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. I arrived at 3pm; the gardens close at 5. I’m glad I arrived so late because it looked to have been a jam-packed day. It was, after all, the […]

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An Afternoon at El Dorado Nature Center

A real need to get outdoors hit, prompting a visit to the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach. Working in an interior office all week can do that to a person. The break was so refreshing as evidenced by these pics, taken with my iPhone. ~SueBee

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Sights from Sherman Gardens

I’m sharing a bit of scenery from Sherman Gardens, located a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Corona Del Mar. With a greenhouse, Koi pond, gift shop, cafe, and research library along with pathways wandering through various themed plantings, it’s easy to enjoy a full afternoon there. ~SueBee

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Succulent Arrangements at Sherman Gardens

These arrangements are lining the walkway to the succulent section at Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar. Aren’t they pretty?! ~SueBee

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Lily Pond at Sherman Gardens

I visited the beautiful Sherman Gardens in nearby Corona Del Mar earlier this week. It was a lovely, overcast day, perfect for photographing flowers. Just inside the garden entrance off Pacific Coast Highway is the ever-delightful lily pond with the adorable otter holding a hose, filling water into the pond. A visit to these gardens […]

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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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