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It’s Nearly Springtime

Wandering around at the Fullerton Arboretum this past Sunday afternoon, it seemed like spring was already here. While we don’t get the shocking contrast of cold winters, we do get the brown, dried-out land that comes with years of drought. Seeing spring’s green is so refreshing. It’s great having a place like the Arboretum within 20 minutes […]

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Conversing with the Flowers, part 1

It was too nice of a day to stay inside, so I took a quick drive to the Fullerton Arboretum on Sunday. It might as well be springtime! The flowers and I had lovely conversations. ~SueBee

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Christmas Cactus

A Christmas cactus catching this morning’s sun on my kitchen bookshelf, blooming in full seasonal color. Merry Christmas to those of our readers and fellow bloggers who celebrate Christmas, and seasonal greetings to everyone else!! ~SueBee and Kat

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Orchid Show

I almost forgot I’d taken these shots. Those of us out and about all the time have an abundance of photos, and some of them tend to get overlooked! These beauties were on display at South Coast Botanic Garden in Rancho Palos Verdes. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)  

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Front Door Roses

Photo taken two days ago, of the prolific group of roses directly outside my apartment front door. They bloom, and bloom, and bloom… mostly this bold pink, but I’ve seen an orange peeking out along one side, and a white in the middle of the group. It doesn’t take much for me to stop and smell the roses!! ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Lavender Orchid

Spotted this beauty at South Coast Botanic Garden’s recent orchid show. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Sights from the Garden

The photos in this gallery were taken last Saturday as I wandered around at South Coast Botanic Gardens in Rancho Palos Verdes, Southern California. It’s a beautiful place; I highly recommend a visit. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Fascinated by the Brown Flower Tree

I expect many of us have seen the gorgeous, bright pink flowers of the silk floss tree, but have you ever seen that same tree in yellow and brown? I spotted this beautiful specimen at the South Coast Botanic Gardens this past weekend. One might expect the yellow flowers to turn brown as they’re drying up and ready […]

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Thick as Bees

Buzzing, darting about, causing people to quickly duck, were what I assumed to be dozens of large bumble bees swarming on the purple salvia. Except  they weren’t bees at all. Those frantic creatures were hummingbirds! I’ve never seen them gathered in such numbers as I saw at the South Coast Botanic Gardens this past weekend. I tried snapping clear, posed pictures, but it was […]

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South Coast Botanic Gardens in Yellow

The past three days were packed with multiple events I was invited to, all on the west side of Los Angeles, so I stayed at my son’s place. I did manage to grab a few free hours Saturday morning, though, for a long-overdue visit to a favorite place on that side of town, the South Coast Botanic Gardens in Rancho Palos Verdes. As […]

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A simple, lovely rosebud for today’s Foto Fix as Kat and I are heading off on a weekend of adventures, including wine tasting, camping, and boating, with family and friends, celebrating my son’s 31st birthday. Where did the years go?! Seems he was just a toddler. This rosebud showed its pretty face at the Huntington Library and Gardens while I […]

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Sunshine Bloom

Let’s start the workweek with a touch of sunshine, via this happy, yellow flower I saw on the mountain yesterday, at Oak Glen, in Southern California. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast

Heads held higher than the rest Fending off society’s test Struggling still with more to gain Often different and yet the same ~SueBee (photo by SueBee) Enjoy further studies in Contrast.  

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Any Other Name

Today’s Foto Fix brought to mind William Shakespeare’s words in Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet”. This particular rose, one of many gorgeous blooms, was captured at Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar recently. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Dried Flowers

  Took this picture at Stanley Ranch in Garden Grove prior to a tour of the Walt Disney Garage Studio. While waiting for the tour to start, I explored and snapped several pictures in a historic barn house. I loved these dried flowers they had hanging from the ceiling. The bright colors with the wood […]

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Cooling off at Sherman Gardens, part 2

(13 photos) If you’re in the mood for colorful flowers and cool ocean breezes, then you need to visit Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar! It’s the perfect getaway from hectic daily life. I was there this past Saturday, as I mentioned in a previous article, and felt so relaxed upon leaving. Check out their website […]

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Cooling off at Sherman Gardens, part 1

Absolutely worn out from the triple digit temperatures and smoke in the air from numerous recent horrible fires in San Diego County, just south of us, I was drawn to the coast yesterday afternoon, and Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona del Mar. It was the perfect decision. I felt the cool ocean breeze as […]

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Peaceful Garden

Serenity at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. A very refreshing scene which may help to overcome the unbearable heat wave our area is experiencing. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Spring at Descanso Gardens

One of my favorite places, Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. Enjoy your day! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Smile for the Camera!

Descanso Gardens in the springtime, with camelia’s and azalia’s in full bloom, is a floral paparazzi paradise! I captured the closeups in this gallery during my visit a few weeks back, during the Cherry Blossom Festival. I’d never seen so many cameras pointed at flowers in my life. The flowers must have been exhausted by […]

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