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Beach Time

I took an early morning walk, pre 8am, on the local beach this past Saturday, before the crowds hit. Now that our beaches have re-opened, again, this time with more safety measures in place, I wanted to take a look. Had there been crowds, I would have turned around and gone home. As it was, […]

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Signs of Our Times, part 2

On March 31, I posted the first Signs of Our Times, showing Covid19 instructions displayed in local store windows. Today’s post is nearly a month later, and shows some changes since March (such as Face Masks Required for Entry, X marks the spot on sidewalk).  I wonder what might be new another month from now…. […]

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Signs of Our Times

I took an early morning walk, wandering past a nearby shopping center which was nearly empty of cars and people. That in itself was odd enough, but seeing the signs taped into the windows of the closed shops gave me such a feeling of melancholy. My walk was brightened once I was back in a […]

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Corona Del Mar, Before Stay-at-home Order

It’s been two weeks since I took these pictures, wandering along at a favorite beach spot. I’m glad I got there when I did because virtual trips are all I’ll be taking for awhile. It’s more important to stay safe and healthy at home while Covid19 works it way around the world in horrifying fashion. […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 2

Continuing from my previous post, I’m sharing more pictures from the end of the road in Salton City.  As further evidence of the area’s economic decline, here’s a picture advertising ridiculously low residential lot prices there. For Southern California, that price is nearly a give-away. The pictures in the gallery feature one home in particular. […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 1

After leaving Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the city of Borrego Springs, I drove through a very desolate, interesting landscape on my way to the Salton Sea and Salton City. I eventually came to a main highway crossing (CA-86) and decided to continue straight on toward what I thought would be the water’s edge. […]

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Heading To The Salton Sea

For the route home from my weekend getaway at Borrego Springs a few weeks ago,  I chose to drive past the Salton Sea. I’d last been there with my parents many years ago and thought the drive would be interesting. It was! I left Borrego Springs on route S22, the Borrego Salton Seaway, and drove […]

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Borrego Springs Scenery

I haven’t had a chance to sort through all the photos I took during my weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert, so I just chose a few at random to share. I’m sitting on jury duty most of this week and it will most likely be Friday before I can get to the sorting task. […]

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Road 2 California Quilt Show, part 5

This is the fifth and final installment of pictures I took at the recent Road 2 California Quilt Show in Ontario, California. I hope you enjoyed seeing the quilts as much as I did. While photographs don’t tell quite the same story as “up close and in person”, they surely give an idea of the […]

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Road 2 California Quilt Show, part 4

…continuing the series of pictures I took at the Road 2 California Quilt show. After this post, I have one final set of pictures to share tomorrow. As you may have noticed, there were so many beautiful and interesting quilts I wasn’t able to stop myself from taking the pictures. If you missed it, the […]

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Road 2 California Quilt Show, part 3

…continuing the series of pictures I took at the Road 2 California Quilt show. My favorite quilt of the show is included here, and honestly even choosing a favorite seems silly with so many beautiful quilts. But, something about the techniques and materials used in this barn really brought it to the top of the […]

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Road 2 California Quilt Show, part 2

…continuing the series of pictures I took at the Road 2 California Quilt show. If you missed it, the first article is linked here, and has information about the show. ~SueBee

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Road 2 California Quilt Show, part 1

Visiting a major quilt show for the first time, and one of the biggest in the country at that, was quite an experience. I joined my sister-in-law, Jeanne, at the Ontario Convention Center this past Saturday, for the Road 2 California Quilt Show. There were three huge rooms full with either vendors selling fabrics, quilt […]

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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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A Few Days In Cambria, 2

Continuing from my previous post about my recent vacation in the beautiful village of Cambria, along California’s central coast, this gallery showcases Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. It’s a gorgeous area that was saved from development by the residents. It’s truly a magnificent place for a nice long walk along the coast, or up the hill. When […]

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A Few Days In Cambria, 1

There’s nothing like a spontaneous little vacation, especially when it’s spent along the Central California Coast in the off-season. I left home early this past Sunday morning and drove to Cambria, a favorite spot roughly 260 miles north. The drive was traffic-free, which by itself was reason to smile. Additionally, the weather was perfect: a […]

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Today in Oak Glen

I took a nice break today and visited a favorite mile-high place, Oak Glen, home to apple orchards and fresh mountain air. I hoped for some colorful fall leaves and cooler temps. I got my wish, although, the wind blowing the cooler temps made it feel downright cold! It’s hard to go from mid-90s one […]

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San Clemente Beach and Pier

I spent the better part of a recent day wandering along the beach and pier at San Clemente, an adorable seaside town about an hour’s drive south of my home in Orange. The morning started overcast, my favorite, and cleared up (became hot) just before noon. Wandering on the beach soon had me with a […]

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Visiting Welburn Gourd Farm

Yesterday I took a drive in the direction of Temecula, a popular wine-growing region about an hour southeast of my home in Orange.  Temecula wasn’t my destination, though…. Welburn Gourd Farm, with an address listed in Fallbrook, was. Veering off highway I-15, I headed somewhat southwest-ish along a narrow, winding, up and down road hoping […]

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Beach Time at San Clemente

About an hour’s drive down Southern California’s coast from me lies the beautiful seaside town of San Clemente. It’s probably most famous for being home to President Richard Nixon’s Western White House. The mansion is currently on the market for a mere $57.5 million dollars, in case you have a bit of pocket change needing […]

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