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It Snowed!

Southern California’s mountains are snow-covered and beautiful thanks to a Thanksgiving Day storm! Therefore, I drove to Oak Glen yesterday to get some pictures, oblivious to the thought that crowds might greet me. With the first snow of the season bringing lots of excitement, naturally every single resident of the area wants to experience it […]

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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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View Out My Bedroom Window, Two Ways

I thought I’d share the view, two ways, from my bedroom window. Pictures were taken with my iPhone.  My small, wonderful home that I named Hastings Cottage and decorated in a rustic, beach-shack style, brings me joy each day. I feel so fortunate to live here. Note, the canvas drapes on the right block the […]

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Visiting Two Harbors

I’m a bit behind on my posting, but wanted to share more pictures from my recent visit to Catalina Island. I stayed overnight, and in the morning took a large speedboat called the Cyclone from the port of Avalon to the other end of the island, Two Harbors. It was my first time doing so, […]

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5th Annual Trip to Catalina

I recently enjoyed my fifth annual boat trip to the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, 26 miles off Southern California’s coast. While there are certain activities I always love doing, I set my mind to do new things this time around. I managed that quite nicely and still have many more new experiences for […]

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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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Overview of the 2019 Orange County Fair 2

Additional pictures of my visit to the County Fair here in Orange County, Southern California. This gallery features all the fun I had checking out all the rides and games. I suppose some might think I’d have had more fun participating, but I remain with far more money by being just an observer! I’ll tell […]

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Overview of the 2019 Orange County Fair

There was so much to see at the Orange County Fair that my iPhone was clicking away relentlessly. From enormous dahlias in the garden section to pressed flowers, tablescapes, woodworking, paintings…. ridiculous foods, oh my! More pictures coming tomorrow. ~SueBee

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Cool Off Along Southern California’s Coast

With the sizzling days of summer now upon us, I thought a gallery of various shots I took off Southern California’s coast might cool you down. Enjoy! ~SueBee

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Exploring at King Richard’s Antiques

My last post showed some of the faces at King Richard’s Antiques in Whittier, while today’s post explores the vast space. It’s easy to get lost while walking the rows upon rows, your mind wandering back to another era. The single item, among many, that truly caught my eye and took me back, was the […]

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Faces at King Richard’s Antiques

In Whittier, a town here in sunny Southern California, there resides the state’s largest antique store, King Richard’s Antique Center. If you haven’t yet been, I highly recommend… pack a lunch, take a friend or venture out solo as I generally do, and plan on wandering about for hours while you’re transported back to a […]

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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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Gao Pei Exhibit at Bowers Museum

What an exhibit! Whether you’re a fashion fan or not, the exhibit by Chinese designer Gao Pei currently running at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is FABULOUS! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Gao Pei’s creativity is just astounding. I highly recommend a visit to the Bowers. ~SueBee

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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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Meandering Along the Coast

One of the great perks of being retired I’ve discovered, is spontaneously tossing a few things in the car and heading down the coast… without calling out “sick”. I waited for morning rush hour traffic to fade and actually enjoyed my drive on the freeway. I exited at San Clemente and walked along the water’s […]

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