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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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“Seafarer” Brown Paper Bag Junk Journal

My newest Junk Journal is made from a brown paper bag and two envelopes. My goal was to make this journal look old and well-used. I’m calling it “Seafarer”, and am imagining a sea captain using it to keep his pictures and notes in.  The pictures are from a group of postcards from Catalina Island, […]

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Visiting Wildlife Waystation on Bird LA Day

Yesterday, my sister-in-law, Jeanne, and I visited the Wildlife Waystation in Little Tujunga Canyon. My brother, Glenn, has been volunteering there for the past several months. He was recently assigned to assist in the raptor section, and was helping out yesterday. As part of Bird L.A. Day, visitors were allowed into the sanctuary for a […]

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It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere

I’ve been blissfully retired four days now and wonder why I didn’t do this twenty or thirty years ago, haha! I’m still a bit befuddled, checking the clock every hour, worried my vacation days are rushing by too quickly… then I pinch myself and reality settles in and I break out in a big grin. […]

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A Day of Touring

I decided on a drive to Oak Glen this morning, wanting to have breakfast up on the mountain. It was a perfect idea; no traffic on the freeway, and clear blue sky. After breakfast, I drove to Oak Glen Preserve for a walk on the nature trails. Listening to nature was nearly a lost cause, […]

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Oldies Car Show in Orange

Kat and I wandered around the oldies car show in our town plaza this past Sunday. The sky was clear, the sun hot, and we forgot to bring our hats. We attempted to stay on the shady side of the street, but the cars just kept calling us over. Lucky for no sunburn! I was […]

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Out to Pasture

My retirement from the full-time working rat race is coming to a conclusion in three weeks and two days! I’m happily turning myself out to pasture as of April 30. That final Monday and Tuesday won’t include much in the way of work, though, with the 30th consisting solely of an exit interview with some […]

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Boats on the Lake

While at a birthday party for the doggies of my friends at William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine yesterday, I became fascinated watching remote controlled boats on the lake there. A small group of men seemed to have boat sailing as their hobby by the looks of all their paraphernalia and the intent way […]

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Stranded?

This view was taken from top of the cliffs at Corona Del Mar and seems to show someone stranded on top of the craggy rock in the distance. I wished I’d brought my zoom lens to confirm, but from the looks of it, the person might have gotten quite wet when returning to shore. The […]

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