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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

This week’s Photo Challenge is Rise/Set… we’re asked to showcase sunrise or sunset. I chose two sunsets, both taken in Southern California, featuring silhouettes. The beach picture was taken near Newport Beach Pier. The city skyline was taken from the parking structure rooftop at The Grove, a beautiful, outdoors shopping center on the west side […]

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Crowded Sea

The giant Pacific Ocean and it’s that crowded in one particular spot near Newport Beach, California. ~SueBee

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New Orleans Doors, 2

Finishing up pictures from my New Orleans trip with one additional gallery of front doors on homes in the Garden District. What a wonderful trip I had to a fantastic city. I hope to return again one day. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

My entry into this week’s Photo Challenge of a Favorite Place is a picture I took at Southern California’s Corona Del Mar beach. It truly is a favorite place. When my mom passed away nearly two years ago, her ashes were scattered at sea, as per her wishes, joining my dad. That same day, my […]

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Doors of New Orleans, 1

(15 photos) Pulling from the stockpile of photos I took on my recent trip to New Orleans, this gallery features beautiful front doors in the Garden District. I found them intriguing, so very tall; I was fascinated by the gas lighting, they exuded such elegance.~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

This week WordPress asks us to tell a story with our pictures so I chose ones I took in downtown Los Angeles. This wonderfully friendly homeless man told me his story… of having been a fighter, a boxer. I must admit to cringing when he insisted on showing me his art form as he boxed […]

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Lovely Leaf

Today’s picture features a very pretty leaf that I noticed while visiting the Fullerton Arboretum recently. ~SueBee

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Rainy Day at Cal Poly’s Taste of the Farm Store

Yesterday, Kat, her husband, her girlfriend and I visited Kat’s univeristy alma mater, California Polytechnic University, aka Cal Poly Pomona. The Farm Store had an event going featuring fruit and vegetables grown on campus. The university is super cool, because being a polytechnic school, it features hands-on learning. The campus is on the site of […]

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Abandoned in Rhyolite

The inside of an old building that had long since been abandoned in Rhyolite, a ghost town in Death Valley National Park. My friends, Aranka and George, toured me through there last year when I visited. It’s a fascinating place. ~SueBee

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An Afternoon Drive

This past Saturday, I took a spontaneous drive to a little mountain town called Wrightwood. It’s on the back side of the Angeles Crest mountain range, near to highways 138 and 15. It’d been decades since I’d last been there. Traffic on the freeways en route was heavier than I’d hoped for, but being Southern […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 5, Garden District

The gallery of photos in this post features those I took in the New Orleans’ Garden District. I rode the trolley from my downtown hotel, then walked through this area of beautiful, old homes. Such classic architecture, stately and grand. Seeing someone walking basset hounds added to the atmosphere for me! ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face In The Crowd

My entry into the Weekly Photo Challenge, A Face In The Crowd, was taken as people started lining up for the next show of the jazz band playing at Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter. I later joined the line and was treated to the highlight of my trip. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 4, La Fayette Cemetery No. 1

(31 photos) Exploring the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the New Orleans Garden District, I was enthralled by the history, the tombs, the names… it was quite unlike anything here in Southern California.  I found the cemetery a bit eerie at times, with the clouds casting odd shadows, a homeless man with a very sad […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sweet

Have a sweet tooth? This week’s Photo Challenge requests we share pictures of something sweet. My contribution of a powdered sugar covered beignet and  café au lait was taken at the world-famous Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans…. mmmm, delicious! ~SueBee

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Riding in Style

Talk about taking the dog for a walk! Another eye-catching moment in New Orleans. Happy Fat Tuesday! ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 3, Fashions

(16 photos) More pictures from my recent visit to New Orleans, with this post focusing on clothing, shop windows, things that caught my eye… it’s such a colorful, fun city! ~SueBee

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Mardi Gras Cat

I took this picture in New Orlean’s Garden District… the cat’s expression seemed so apropos. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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New Orleans Tiny House

Today’s tiny homes are all the rage… so trendy, everyone wants to live in one. Toss out everything you own, live in a house the size of a suitcase, and you’ll get a show on TV to boot. Here’s a vintage tiny house that caught my eye in New Orlean’s Garden District. Snug as a […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 2

(9 photos) Pictures from my visit to New Orleans last week continues today with a selection I took in the French Quarter my first evening there, Wednesday, January 31. It was much quieter than the following day when people started arriving en masse to get a start on Mardi Gras celebrations. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Beloved, asks us to share a picture of something dearly loved. During my visit to New Orleans this past week, I visited the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District. My entry into this week’s challenge was taken there and suits the challenge, I believe. ~SueBee

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