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SueBee Bought a Subaru!

Yesterday was a big day for me! I finally bought a new vehicle, a Subaru Crosstrek, after years of driving a little Toyota Tacoma pickup truck… that now has 227,000 miles on it. Being a sentimental sort, I’m a bit sad to part with my truck, but not having space to keep it or desire […]

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Help! It Fell Down and Can’t Get Back Up

Taking a partial line from an annoying (aren’t they all?) commercial here in the U.S. featuring a lady who fell on the floor but was saved due to the button she wore around her neck…. The signs of a good commercial is if it sticks in your head. Jingles from products sold on TV in […]

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Rest in Peace, Daisy Mae

(8 photos) My oldest daughter’s sweet doggie, Daisy Mae, passed away yesterday at the age of nearly 13 years. Angelika, my daughter, is devastated and heartbroken. Daisy was a part of her life, our family’s life, since being a wee, tiny puppy. I never saw a doggie more devoted to her human than Daisy was […]

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Sunset at CDM

(2 photos) Yesterday, March 26 2017, my three kids, their partners and I met for a drink at a favorite place in Corona Del Mar to mark the one year anniversary since my mom, their grandma, passed away at the age of 98 (and a half). My mom was a special woman, we were all […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude, 2

I’m submitting a second entry into this week’s photo challenge on the topic of solitude, this time a more personal one. This photo was taken along the coast north of central California’s Santa Cruz. Kat and I had vacationed there a few years back, off season. We explored the forests, beaches, towns… such a spectacularly […]

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Newport Beach, Last Day 2016

(15 photos) December 31 2016 was a rainy day in Southern California, a nice end to a mostly miserable year. Personally, I enjoy overcast, chilly days at the beach, so when the rain took a pause, I hopped in my little truck and headed to Balboa Island. I parked and walked onto the ferry for a […]

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Nice Bench for Pondering

I’m restraining myself as much as humanly possible, withholding all matter of cuss words and other adjectives from this post, after our country made a fool of itself in yesterday’s presidential election. I feel this photo is appropriate for the situation many of us find ourselves in, pondering how this could have happened, fearful for the future. Might […]

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Watch Your Step

Words for today: Watch Your Step. While it’s not great for anyone to take a fall, it can be particularly bad for someone entering, or smack dab amongst the golden years. Bones are more brittle, in spite of calcium tablets and yogurts daily. Bones break. Falling hard onto a cement sidewalk and not breaking anything […]

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SueBee and Kat reboot

With the far too much work that changing blog identity entails, I’ve decided to reboot SueBee and Kat and just change the tagline. SueBee and Kat, SueBee’s photography, handcrafts, and musings of the golden years. I’ll complete this post with two photos I took at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, and a haiku as accompaniment. ~SueBee […]

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SueBee Selfie

Announcing upcoming changes to the SueBee and Kat blog! Please watch for a more in-depth article in the next few days. While my out ‘n about photos will continue, I’m going to add photos and posts reflecting additional interests, things that have taken over time in my life! I hope you’ll enjoy new adventures with me!! ~SueBee […]

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In Memory

This photo is dedicated to my dear, sweet mom who passed away this past Saturday afternoon at the age of 98. Her passing was peaceful and without pain. My family and I are heartbroken. She was the anchor of our small family, she was always there, we were extremely close. I chose this picture because […]

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Meditate

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon, last year. I imagine many people are meditating and consoling themselves this morning on whatever money they spent while hoping to win the $1,600,000,000 Powerball prize drawing last night. As for myself, I’ll pay Kat the $2 for the single ticket she bought on my […]

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Pondering

The expression and pose in this picture describes my week. Starting on Monday with a repairman who nearly blew up my gas furnace, myself and him included, followed by these past four days without heat in shivering cold weather, combined with a torrential rainstorm that led to a leaking roof and water running down my bedroom wall. Yes, […]

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Hello 2016!

A new dawn, a new day, as they say! After what seems an eternity, and yet in reality just over a month, I’m back in blogging action. The Worst Move of All Time is completed!! I’m proud (and exhausted) to state the majority of boxes are unpacked, window treatments and pictures are hung, rooms are […]

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Piano Kiss Hug

XO set to music, such a common theme. Reflections in the window things aren’t what they seem. This Foto Fix was taken at a store window at SoCo in Costa Mesa. Reflections intrigue me. While shadows seem firmly anchored, reflections are much more whimsical… this one triggering a childhood memory of our family home, an […]

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“Happy Three Months To Us!”

SueBee and Kat is three months old. Launched with WordPress on September 1, 2013, we’re simply giddy to have made it this far! We’ve posted 108 times, more than once daily, and are super proud the blog is a complete, 100% reflection of us and our activities… exclusively our photos, and stories of places we’ve […]

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Eat Here?? Magic Restroom Cafe

While driving along the 60 towards L.A., I noticed an outdoor shopping center to my right (in the City of Industry). Craving a Thai Iced Tea and an Egg Custard Bun, I decided to explore the shopping center and see if my sweet cravings could be satisfied. I did find a delicious tea house and […]

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“Oranges After the Rain”

Rain-moistened oranges seem appropriate for today’s foto fix, because…. it rained in SoCal today! Yes, it’s been awhile since water fell from the sky here. Everyone’s glad, particularly traffic reporters on the radio. Their jobs aren’t in jeopardy on days like this. Why? Because many in Southern California don’t know how to drive with wet […]

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A Kale Tale!?!

I’ve had a good laugh over the recent kale craze. The curly-edged grayish-green leaves have long been used almost exclusively as decoration, ever since salad bars became all the rage a few decades back.  While I can’t pinpoint on a calendar, kale jumped off the edge of the salad bar to become Southern California’s eat-healthy, […]

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Happy One Month To Us!

Hooray, we’ve got another month in the Archives folder! Since launching on WordPress September 1st, we’ve learned and navigated and learned some more. Our journey across Southern California continues, bringing views and experiences in this land o’ plenty to you, our dear reader. Onward we go, traffic gridlock and all. Let’s see what October brings!

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