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Two Palms off Corona Del Mar

Foto Fix featuring a beautiful day in Southern California! ~SueBee

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Brewery Artwalk, Spring 2018

(28 photos) I made a brief stop at the Brewery Artwalk in downtown Los Angeles this past Sunday. I didn’t have too much time to wander the fascinating artist lofts and studios, but did catch a few. I must admit that while exploring the artistic creativity that’s in abundance there, the historical setting catches my […]

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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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New Orleans Doors, 2

Finishing up pictures from my New Orleans trip with one additional gallery of front doors on homes in the Garden District. What a wonderful trip I had to a fantastic city. I hope to return again one day. ~SueBee

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Doors of New Orleans, 1

(15 photos) Pulling from the stockpile of photos I took on my recent trip to New Orleans, this gallery features beautiful front doors in the Garden District. I found them intriguing, so very tall; I was fascinated by the gas lighting, they exuded such elegance.~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

This week WordPress asks us to tell a story with our pictures so I chose ones I took in downtown Los Angeles. This wonderfully friendly homeless man told me his story… of having been a fighter, a boxer. I must admit to cringing when he insisted on showing me his art form as he boxed […]

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Rainy Day at Cal Poly’s Taste of the Farm Store

Yesterday, Kat, her husband, her girlfriend and I visited Kat’s univeristy alma mater, California Polytechnic University, aka Cal Poly Pomona. The Farm Store had an event going featuring fruit and vegetables grown on campus. The university is super cool, because being a polytechnic school, it features hands-on learning. The campus is on the site of […]

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Abandoned in Rhyolite

The inside of an old building that had long since been abandoned in Rhyolite, a ghost town in Death Valley National Park. My friends, Aranka and George, toured me through there last year when I visited. It’s a fascinating place. ~SueBee

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An Afternoon Drive

This past Saturday, I took a spontaneous drive to a little mountain town called Wrightwood. It’s on the back side of the Angeles Crest mountain range, near to highways 138 and 15. It’d been decades since I’d last been there. Traffic on the freeways en route was heavier than I’d hoped for, but being Southern […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 5, Garden District

The gallery of photos in this post features those I took in the New Orleans’ Garden District. I rode the trolley from my downtown hotel, then walked through this area of beautiful, old homes. Such classic architecture, stately and grand. Seeing someone walking basset hounds added to the atmosphere for me! ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 4, La Fayette Cemetery No. 1

(31 photos) Exploring the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the New Orleans Garden District, I was enthralled by the history, the tombs, the names… it was quite unlike anything here in Southern California.  I found the cemetery a bit eerie at times, with the clouds casting odd shadows, a homeless man with a very sad […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 3, Fashions

(16 photos) More pictures from my recent visit to New Orleans, with this post focusing on clothing, shop windows, things that caught my eye… it’s such a colorful, fun city! ~SueBee

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Mardi Gras Cat

I took this picture in New Orlean’s Garden District… the cat’s expression seemed so apropos. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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New Orleans Tiny House

Today’s tiny homes are all the rage… so trendy, everyone wants to live in one. Toss out everything you own, live in a house the size of a suitcase, and you’ll get a show on TV to boot. Here’s a vintage tiny house that caught my eye in New Orlean’s Garden District. Snug as a […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 2

(9 photos) Pictures from my visit to New Orleans last week continues today with a selection I took in the French Quarter my first evening there, Wednesday, January 31. It was much quieter than the following day when people started arriving en masse to get a start on Mardi Gras celebrations. ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 1

I just returned from a short trip to New Orleans, aka The Big Easy, aka NOLA, my first time there. My son, Andreas, had a work conference, his new husband, Loren, couldn’t get off work, so I invited myself along. In spite of having just one solid day, plus a few extra hours the evening […]

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Kayaking off Catalina Island

My son shared a news story a few days ago with this headline: “Pacific coast shark attacks on the rise and kayakers may be most at risk“.  He suggested I take up another hobby. While it’s easy to be fearful, I’ve thought it through and decided no, I’m not going to let the sharks win, […]

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Into the Surf

Surfer photo taken early morning at Newport Beach. ~SueBee

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Downtown Los Angeles from the Westside

Photos taken a couple years ago of Los Angeles city center at the golden hour as the sun was sinking into the Pacific Ocean. I’ve been glancing through countless folders of pictures… thought I’d upload some oldies but goodies once in awhile. ~SueBee

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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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