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Views at Santa Barbara

Today is a special day… it’s my first time sharing a guest picture! A fellow blogger who posts from Scotland (Tootlepedal) does so and I thought I’d follow suit. I’m therefore sharing a gorgeous picture of a night-blooming Epiphyllum (Cereus) taken by my brother, Glenn, in his backyard. He told me he held a flashlight […]

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Views From The Peninsula

It was a beautiful day for a drive along Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California! I’ll let the photos do the talking. ~SueBee

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Tree With A View

I took to the freeways yesterday to reach Palos Verdes Peninsula, somewhat south of Los Angeles International Airport, and, without traffic, about 45 minutes from my home in Orange. Once reaching the area, I drove a route leading through an area of very expensive, luxurious homes perched along the cliffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and […]

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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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Stay Safe

While today’s world feels like the first picture, with a large wave of doom ready to crash down, I look forward to the day our reality is the second one, with all of us still standing, and safe. I took these pictures seven or eight years ago at Newport Beach, California, with the little CoolPix […]

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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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Birds On The Beach

Feathered friends I passed while wandering along the sand at Newport Beach on New Year’s Day. ~SueBee

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Washing Out 2019

I made my fourth annual trek to Newport Beach yesterday morning to write the year in the sand and let it wash out with the waves. I’ll tell you, the task isn’t as easy as one might think. Writing numbers big enough to show up in a picture, close enough to the water’s edge that […]

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Foggy San Simeon

This is a collection of mood shots I took at San Simeon, up California’s central coast, during my November vacation. My favorite time at the beach is when it’s draped in heavy fog, setting a mellow, reflective tone. Seeing a sailboat anchored silently offshore adds to the atmosphere for me, and my mind wanders to […]

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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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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 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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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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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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First Go at Mixed Media Art on Canvas

I decided to have a go at mixed media on canvas yesterday and arrived at this result. The start was my photo of the row boat printed onto flat finish paper, the rest was willy nilly… I had no plan, just layered as I went and arrived at this scene. Materials used: photo, dupioni silk, […]

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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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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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Writing on the Beach

The results of some very industrious people, on the beach at Corona Del Mar. ~SueBee

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