Tag Archives: Orange County

Gray May Day

It’s been a traditional gray month of May. It’s weather we should be very grateful for considering how blasting hot it will be soon. I personally love this cooler weather. An advantage to the gray days, no doubt, is reduced crowds along the beach. I’ll take that any day. The pictures are from Corona Del […]

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Walking Peters Canyon Regional Park

Having a list of regional parks available to me using my new parking pass makes it a fun challenge to visit them all and compare notes with myself. Yes, I’ve previously been to a few of the parks, and yes, I could have gone at any time and simply paid the parking fee, but during […]

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Winds Bring Fire

Late yesterday afternoon the strong winds kicked up again… and later in the evening, Kat messaged asking if I smelled smoke. I went outside and discovered, yes, the air smelled of smoke. I checked all the various local news sites online and couldn’t find anything about wildfires having started. But, this morning brought news of […]

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Old Town Orange, Ready for the Holidays

I took at early morning walk with a very pregnant Kat through downtown Orange. We went early in hopes of avoiding people, and were lucky in that regard. Since the start of the pandemic, Kat hasn’t been out much. It was a really nice change of pace, and looking at all the decorations was enjoyable. […]

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Oldies Car Show in Orange

Kat and I wandered around the oldies car show in our town plaza this past Sunday. The sky was clear, the sun hot, and we forgot to bring our hats. We attempted to stay on the shady side of the street, but the cars just kept calling us over. Lucky for no sunburn! I was […]

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View from the Balboa Island Ferry

While taking a brief visit to the coast yesterday, I decided on riding the little car ferry from Balboa Island over to the peninsula. The ferry fits 3 cars. I chose to park mine in a nearby neighborhood, though so I could walk onto the ferry. I figured it’s good exercise, just $1 each way, […]

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Sights from Sherman Gardens

I’m sharing a bit of scenery from Sherman Gardens, located a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Corona Del Mar. With a greenhouse, Koi pond, gift shop, cafe, and research library along with pathways wandering through various themed plantings, it’s easy to enjoy a full afternoon there. ~SueBee

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Holy Fire

As you may have heard, California is on fire. In Northern California, massive fires burn and burn. Then, just a few days ago, a fire started in Orange County, set by a madman already arrested by the police. This new fire was dubbed the Holy Fire because it started near an area of cabins called […]

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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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Saved From the OC Fire, Bringing Joy Yet Again, 2 of 2

(18 photos) Continuing from my post about Irvine Regional Park, this gallery features other parts of the park that were saved from the #CanyonFire2 by the firefighters. Hooray for still being able to enjoy this beautiful place! ~SueBee

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Saved From the OC Fire, Bringing Joy Yet Again, 1 of 2

(18 photos) Yesterday I posted about the devastation caused by the wildfire near my home in Orange, California, and the fire’s impact to the natural beauty of Irvine Regional Park. Today’s post and the following one will feature photos of the interior of the park, the area thankfully saved by the courageous firefighters. The lake […]

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Scorched Earth, After the OC Fire

(12 photos) California suffered through horrible wildfires in recent weeks, particularly Northern California’s beautiful wine country. But, here in Southern California we also had our share of fires. While ours were not nearly as devastating, wildfires are awful, regardless the size. A few weeks ago, I’d taken my grandpup, Kansas, for an early morning walk […]

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Henry the Desert Tortoise

(6 photos) Weekend before last I explored the area near Modjeska Canyon and came upon a tiny nature center where I “met” Henry. Having had a tortoise when I was very young, and turtles having been my very favorite animal in those days, I was drawn to Henry. The space he called home was quite […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green

(5 photos) This week WordPress Photo Challenge, It IS Easy Being Green, was an easy one for me. I’d taken a drive last weekend through some back canyons here in Southern California, and was surrounded by green hills. All the rain this season turned us into a lush paradise. So, in Southern California, it IS easy […]

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Modjeska, Off the Beaten Path

(14 photos) It’s often impossible when living and working in the concrete jungle of Southern California to imagine that rustic, rural places do still exist around us… and often within very short driving distances. This past Sunday, I took myself for a drive and a bit of exploring in the region south of where I […]

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View from Modjeska Grade Road

Today’s Foto Fix was taken while I explored Modjeska Canyon in southern Orange County yesterday afternoon. Yes, it was a gorgeous day. 🙂 ~SueBee

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Vintage Real Estate Signs!

A bushel basket full of fabulous, vintage Real Estate signs available for purchase at my SueBee shop in Orange. Come by the Open House this Saturday, November 19, noon – 4pm at Vintage California, 305 E. Grove, Orange, CA. Food trucks, raffle, and lots of fun! Everything in my shop is on sale, 15-20% off. […]

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Giddyup

This set of pictures was taken a couple months ago on a particularly hot day when, like a crazy person, I decided to go for a hike. As I was nearing the dam at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, this fellow riding his horse caught my eye. Very wild west! ~SueBee

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Monday Morning Kitty

This kitty shares the same expression I have each Monday morning as I head off to work. I took this picture on Sunday afternoon at the community garden section of nearby Fullerton University’s Arboretum. It was a gorgeous, warm, breezy day and perfect for a walk in the gardens.~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to provide examples of being Optimistic. I chose this photo of a family gathered in the chilly evening hours at Newport Beach Pier, as their fisherman winds his fishing line onto the spool. The family, and particularly the little girl, is surely optimistic that dinner would soon be caught. ~SueBee

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