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Sights from Crystal Cove, part 1

A gathering of photos I took while at Crystal Cove State Park here in Orange County, California, after work last week. As you can see, it was the perfect late afternoon for the beach. With high 90’s and triple digit temps coming our way this Friday, photos of ocean waves are the perfect remedy. ~SueBee

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Tunnel to Crystal Cove

My visit to the beach this past Wednesday after work started with a parking lot on the other side of a very busy, wide highway. From the parking lot, one can choose to wait on the shuttle bus for a ride to the beach, or wander down the hill and through a very entertaining tunnel. […]

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Coming in for a Landing, Reflection

This picture was taken yesterday after work at Crystal Cove State Park, just south of Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar. I was shooting the colorful umbrella reflections when the seagull swooped in and added action to the picture! ~SueBee

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Wonders of the Tidepool

I took my camera to work today and headed for the beach as soon as I was off.  I’ve missed my out ‘n about adventures and figured I’d kick myself back into gear. What a grand idea it was! I drove down the coast just a bit below Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar to […]

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At Home

Since I haven’t been out and about too much here lately due to several projects I’ve been working on, I thought I’d share a few random pictures taken at home. The adorable black doggie squishing down the top of my couch is my grandpup, Kansas, belonging to my son and his husband. He was over […]

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Newport Beach at Sunset

End of the weekend, I drove down to Newport Beach Peninsula yesterday evening for a quick stroll on the beach. Luckily people had started leaving and I found a parking spot. It had been a prime Southern California almost-summer day and crowds were out in force. I watched the sun slowly set and some really […]

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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

Having discovered these beautiful gardens in Claremont a week or two ago, they’ve definitely been added to my “visit often” list of places in Southern California! ~SueBee

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Garden Cairn

While wandering the back pathways at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, I was pleasantly surprised to see this cairn! ~SueBee

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Final Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

Sadly, this is the final Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress, and with it, SueBee and Kat’s 130th entry. WordPress asked us to post a few of our All-Time Favorites. It would take me hours trying to determine which of thousands are my favorites, but I stumbled on the ones here. They were taken June 9, […]

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Yellow Yellow Yellow

Yellow was the eye-popping color of the day yesterday when I visited (for the very first time) Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont. It took just about half an hour to drive the less than thirty miles from my hometown of Orange. Claremont is an adorable little college town; the highly regarded Pomona Colleges […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge for the word Twisted, I’m repeating a post I uploaded May 24, 2014. I feel the photo is so suitable, and I’m short on time, so, there we go! I took the photo at a gallery within the Los Angeles Brewery during their ArtWalk. Sadly, I don’t recall the […]

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Facing Point Cavalla

Today’s Foto Fix was taken while in San Francisco. Beyond the swimmer, and the sailboat is Point Cavalla and Fort Baker. The adorable town of Sausalito would be around the bend, bayside, beyond that, the Golden Gate Bridge to the left, and San Francisco behind me. ~SueBee

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1 + Tea House, revisited

I haven’t been out and about exploring recently, or taking new pictures, so I decided to post a picture from last year. It’s one I took in San Francisco’s Chinatown.  I thought the Tea House sign, advertising for a downstairs shop, was quite a contrast to the laundry hanging to dry on the balcony.  I […]

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Queen Mary Porthole

Today’s Foto Fix was taken aboard the beautiful Queen Mary, looking out the porthole at the city of Long Beach, California, where it’s permanently docked. ~SueBee

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On This Date Three Years Ago

I spent a bit of time this evening digging through old photos and decided to post this one taken on May 10, 2015. It’s apparent I was enjoying a warm day at the beach. ~SueBee

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Devil’s Hole

Continuing from my previous post featuring pictures of Ash Meadows and the prehistoric fish in the desert, this gallery shows pics I took at Devil’s Hole. Per Wikipedia, “Devils Hole is a geologic formation located within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, in Nye County, Nevada, in the Southwestern United States. Devils Hole—a detached unit of Death Valley National Park—is […]

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Ash Meadow

There are tiny, prehistoric fish in the hot, dry desert. How is that possible? Nature never ceases to amaze! While visiting my friends in Pahrump, Nevada, they took me to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Just look at the color of that water! It’s a spectacular, gorgeous turquoise blue… crystal clear, and with tiny, blue […]

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Coyote and French Fries

While traveling the lonely back roads of Southern California’s desert on my recent visit to Pahrump, Nevada, I noticed something crossing way up ahead. As I approached, I realized it was a coyote… looking rather scrawny. Having the remainder of a packet of french fries I’d bought in Baker, and feeling rather full, I decided […]

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Highway Into the Dunes

For a quick Foto Fix, please enjoy this picture I took while driving on Hwy 127 from Baker, California toward Pahrump, Nevada. It’s a wonderfully lonely drive… much different than the oftentimes bumper-to-bumper traffic I’d been experiencing on Hwy 15 toward Las Vegas. Truly a breath of fresh air. ~SueBee

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Is it a Mirage?

I spent the weekend in Pahrump, Nevada, visiting my friends, Aranka and George. Aranka and I have known each other since the early 1970’s. It’s been nice catching up since she and George moved from Northern California to Pahrump, much closer to my home. It’s “only” about 250 miles. While exploring the desert area between […]

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