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Poppies at Fullerton Arboretum

The newspapers have reported here lately about the carpets of wild flowers in the desert due to our rains this year. Saturday, driving out toward the desert with my family for wine tasting in Temecula, we were stuck in traffic and dragging along for miles. Turns out, the hills along the freeway were covered with patches […]

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Back to Back Camellias

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Descanso Gardens, in the city of La Canada Flintridge, home to dozens upon dozens of gorgeous camellia bushes. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

My entry into this week’s Photo Challenge topic of Wish was taken in downtown Los Angeles. My wish is the same millions of others wish for, that we’re not sorted and classified into categories. We’re one, simply human. ~SueBee

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Swim Area

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Long Beach, California, and features the swim area being diligently monitored, the boundary line not being crossed. ~SueBee

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Good Morning!

It’s Monday, early morning, and I’m about to head out the door to work. What better way to cheer myself up than a burst of color? Enjoy your day as I’ll try to do with mine! ~SueBee

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Storm Remnants in Long Beach

(9 photos) “Watch your step” were the key words when wandering along the sand at Long Beach after one of our recent storms. I’m not sure where all the bamboo came from, but it was obvious where all the trash did…. humans. With all the work groups have done trying educating people to properly dispose of […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken

This week’s photo challenge asks for something that surprised us on The Road Taken. I chose this photo I took with my iPhone while kayaking at Catalina Island, off Southern California’s coast. Paddling on a watery “road” through the boat docks, trying my best not to drop my phone in the water, nor crash into a boat, […]

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Orange on the Sand

This orange at the water’s edge was spotted as I walked along at Long Beach a week or two ago. An artist’s still-life arrangement in the sand, and someone’s snack gone missing. ~SueBee

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1+ tea house

For my Foto Fix of the day I chose one I took in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and converted to black and white. The laundry hanging on the fire escape behind the tea house sign created an interesting, very urban, scene to my eye. ~SueBee 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

For this week’s Photo Challenge, A Good Match, what better than a black leather jacket and a Harley? They’re from 1960 era, and owned by Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll. Both items were included in a display at Muzeo in Anaheim, California, a few years back. Kat and I were fortunate to […]

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Balcony View

Today’s Foto Fix was taken in San Francisco’s Chinatown. I imagine this elderly woman has seen her share of goings on from this balcony… ~SueBee

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Beach Fashion

Photo taken at Long Beach as I surveyed the variety of trash washed up since our recent storms. Missing your other high heel, anyone? ~SueBee

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Telescope to the Sea

Today’s Foto Fix was taken yesterday along the Long Beach boardwalk. Pay a quarter (I didn’t check, maybe it’s a dollar by now), get a better view… of the container ships waiting to pull in and unload, sailboats enjoying a nice afternoon, little islands dressed up with palms hiding oil rigs pumping non-stop, people walking and […]

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Focusing on Red in San Francisco

(14 photos) I joined my son, Andreas, and his partner (soon to be son-in-law!), Loren, on a trip to San Francisco, April, 2016. While my son was in a board meeting, Loren and I did a self-guided walking tour of San Francisco. We covered the city, one end to the other, logging numerous miles onto our […]

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Art Along the Coast

I took a short vacation a few months back and explored the area along Southern California’s coast. Driving south from my hometown of Orange, there remain a few places that aren’t lined with housing tracts bumper to bumper. So refreshing! While keeping an eye out for art in public places as I drove along, I found […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

I’m entering this week’s photo challenge, Against the Odds, with an action picture that was against all odds for my photography skill level. It’s a picture I took awhile back, but it stuck in mind as perfect for this challenge. I never seem to be ready at just the right moment, but this time I […]

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Fence Line

Today’s foto fix was taken looking toward the pier at Hearst Castle Ranch, just north of Cambria on California’s central coast. ~SueBee

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View from the Pier

Today’s foto fix was taken looking over the edge of a pier, somewhere along the Southern California coast, and edited just for fun. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

(2 photos) This week’s photo challenge asks us for an image of a shadow. Taking shadow pictures was a great hobby when Kat and I used to go out ‘n about, exploring Southern California. We took dozens of selfie shadow pictures over the years. These days we spend our free time planning her upcoming wedding! […]

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Pink Petunia

Perky pink petunias to brighten a gloomy, rainy morning in Southern California. ~SueBee

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