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Buzzing Bees Close Up

Daily Foto Fix of buzzing bees up close and in focus, originally posted December, 2013. I’m currently in the process of moving (again), to what I hope will be a permanent home. This has been one heck of an exhausting year for packing and unpacking within my little family. Need I say that I’m sick of […]

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Dry Seed Pod

A broken-open, dry seed pod I found interesting, along the path while hiking at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange, ~SueBee

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On the Path Up Ahead

Views on the path ahead of me during a recent hike at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange, the town where I currently reside. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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Stairs or Path

This Daily Foto Fix was taken at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange during a late afternoon hike recently, and as with several other photos I’ve taken, reminds me to my favorite poem by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken. ~SueBee “…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled […]

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Prickly Seedpod

This dried seedpod, covered in sharp thorns, is ready to launch a seed on feathered wings. I took this shot during a recent walk at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in northern Orange County, Southern California. ~SueBee

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Ice Pond

I’ve not played around with photo editing much, other than adding a bit of saturation, cropping, tossing in some light here and there, but for this photo I clicked on the “invert colors” button in Picasa 3 and was so thrilled with the result, I just had to share! 🙂 It’s an entirely new photo, breaking from reality, […]

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Nature After the Rain, part 2

Continuing from yesterday, a few more photos of my visit to the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach… (yes, after the rain!) ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Nature After the Rain, part 1

Once the rain stopped Saturday morning, I jumped into my little truck and drove first to the El Dorado Nature Center, located on the edge of Long Beach at the 605 freeway. While the entry is free, parking costs $7 on the weekend, but it’s oh so worth it. Point to note: I watched several people ride […]

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Springtime at Oak Glen, part 2

…eleven additional photos from my springtime visit to beautiful, mile-high Oak Glen, Southern California’s apple-growing paradise! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee) click on any photo to open gallery and view pictures!

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Springtime at Oak Glen, part 1

My visit to Oak Glen, up the mountainside from Yucaipa in Southern California, this past Monday (a national holiday so I had the day off work), was prompted by a desire to see the area in springtime. I headed directly to my favorite place, the Wildland’s Conservancy nature trails at Los Rios Rancho. I shouldn’t […]

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Critters in Oak Glen

I spontaneously took a drive to Oak Glen, up the mountainside from Yucaipa today. Having been there for the first time last fall when the trees were red and orange, I was curious what springtime would be like. Well, it was gorgeous! Green, lush, baby apples on the trees, birds and insects in abundance. As […]

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Nature Inspired Art

Bringing the outdoors in with art is a fabulous idea. The Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens hosted Portraits of the Gardens recently, featuring works inspired by the gardens. I visited Descanso just two weeks ago for the Cherry Blossom Festival, after touring Travel Town, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Such talented artists exhibiting; I’m in awe! The artwork is inspiring, […]

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El Dorado Nature Center (2)

This is the second part of my previous article introducing the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach. I visited there this past Saturday and really enjoyed myself. It’s a beautiful place to spend some time outdoors, take a walk, use your camera!  ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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El Dorado Nature Center (1)

While growing weary of packing boxes for an upcoming move, I decided fresh air was in order. Following a recent recommendation of my oldest daughter, Angelika, I drove to the El Dorado Nature Center, just off the 605 freeway in Long Beach. My visit there was just what the doctor (me) ordered! It’s impossible to […]

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“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”

In Southern California today, that expression was definitely true. It was far too beautiful to stay inside, so I hopped in the truck and ended up at the mountain town of Oak Glen. Now past apple season, the crowds were gone, the beauty remained. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Desert at the Huntington Library

The Huntington Library is home to an amazing museum, and several stunning gardens. I posted about the museum previously, but thought I’d share some pics from one of the gardens. Out of the 14 different gardens, my favorite is the Desert. Featuring over 5,000 species, I could snap pics here all day long! Below are some […]

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Paradise beckons yet again!

Who needs Walden Pond? I’ve got Oak Glen Preserve within an hour’s drive. I’m hooked on that place… completely and utterly addicted. We Southern Californians often hear how others are envious of our weather with its near-continual sunshine and mild temps. People move here in droves after watching the Rose Parade each New Year’s Day, after […]

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“Another side of Hollywood”

This afternoon’s “out and about” adventure included several winding, narrow streets up the Hollywood Hills, ending at this picturesque scene, Lake Hollywood Reservoire. The world-famous Hollywood sign stands guard over multi-million dollar homes and offers quite a contrast to nature’s beauty. More about the lake and its history, along with a few more pictures, in a […]

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