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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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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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What’s Landing On My Head

As I mentioned in my last post, Looking Up, I spent a fair amount of time while wandering around the Fullerton Arboretum, looking up. This proved to be particularly true after I wandered off the path to better see what creature was scurrying about, and had something smallish land on my head. My attention was […]

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Looking Up, At The Arboretum

After reviewing all the pictures I took last week at the Fullerton Arboretum, I realized I could group these into the “looking up” category and they could have their own post! Just wait until you see my next “looking up” post and see what caused things to land on my head… ~SueBee

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Closing Out The Year 2019

The end of 2019 and the decade of tens is upon us here in Southern California. I imagine plenty of folks are out celebrating, waiting for the approach of midnight to down some (more) champagne and toast one another. I treated myself to a nice dinner out and returned home. I don’t like being on […]

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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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