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Morning at Descanso Gardens, 2

I’m sharing additional pictures from my recent morning at the ever-beautiful Descanso Gardens. I’ve found over the past endless months of Covid seclusion that my mental health has been best served by visits to the various gardens in Southern California. There’s nothing quite like being outdoors. ~SueBee

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Morning at Descanso Gardens, 1

A spontaneous visit to Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge resulted in the beautiful scenes included in this post. The number of visitors are being limited, advance reservations must be made by all non-members, and face masks are required. I was lucky to get a same-day, early morning spot, took a surprisingly pleasant drive up […]

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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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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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Rescued and Grateful

A couple months ago, the mobile home next to mine was being moved out, the owner having sold it and sadly, moved to a hospice situation. Before she left, she offered me to take whichever plants I wanted. There were a few cacti, none of which had been cared for in many years. The one […]

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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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