Tag Archives: Southern California

Happy 7 Year Anniversary to SueBee and Kat!

September 1, 2013, SueBee and Kat launched. Today, seven years, 1108 posts, and 7616 photos later, the website is still going strong. While 2020 has been a year unlike any other with the Coronavirus (Covid19) nightmare, lockdown for months on end, places closed, and traveling limited to near nothingness, I’ve still managed to take pictures […]

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Morning Walk Through My Town

I ventured out for a walk yesterday, early morning, by driving to the downtown circle here in Orange. Since I don’t often leave my home or immediate neighborhood, I considered it an Adventure. I was interested in seeing the new outdoor dining set-up the city approved for restaurants. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have closed, […]

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My Garden Here and There

I took these pictures while on a morning walk ’round my garden yesterday. The new purple morning glory seems to like its spot, and the cactus I rescued has yet again thanked me, this time with four gorgeous white flowers. The milkweed that popped up on its own has provided a lovely spot for monarch […]

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Beach Time

I took an early morning walk, pre 8am, on the local beach this past Saturday, before the crowds hit. Now that our beaches have re-opened, again, this time with more safety measures in place, I wanted to take a look. Had there been crowds, I would have turned around and gone home. As it was, […]

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Shopping for Fresh Produce

Since our Coronavirus (Covid19) lockdown, I haven’t shopped in any grocery stores, and I haven’t used any delivery services. I’m not very trusting of third-party workers… who’s supervising them, who’s watching they follow safety protocol, etc. Instead, I’ve ordered online and picked up groceries twice from WalMart (the only store that had any availability at […]

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Morning Walk

Good morning, my fellow Covid19 Lock-downers, Stay-at-Homers, Quarantiners! I couldn’t pass up taking pictures of the perfectly shaped teddy bear bush and beautiful flower-filled wagon on my morning walk. I hope you all enjoy your day and stay safe. ~SueBee

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Signs of Our Times, part 2

On March 31, I posted the first Signs of Our Times, showing Covid19 instructions displayed in local store windows. Today’s post is nearly a month later, and shows some changes since March (such as Face Masks Required for Entry, X marks the spot on sidewalk).  I wonder what might be new another month from now…. […]

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Signs of Our Times

I took an early morning walk, wandering past a nearby shopping center which was nearly empty of cars and people. That in itself was odd enough, but seeing the signs taped into the windows of the closed shops gave me such a feeling of melancholy. My walk was brightened once I was back in a […]

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Corona Del Mar, Before Stay-at-home Order

It’s been two weeks since I took these pictures, wandering along at a favorite beach spot. I’m glad I got there when I did because virtual trips are all I’ll be taking for awhile. It’s more important to stay safe and healthy at home while Covid19 works it way around the world in horrifying fashion. […]

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Borrego Springs Sculptures

I’d previously seen pictures of Ricardo Breceda’s famous metal sculptures, and really looked forward to seeing them in person.  As I shared in my previous blog post, I’d driven by his outdoor art gallery while en route to Borrego Springs. But, seeing so many huge, metal sculptures of ancient dinosaurs scattered across the desert was […]

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The Eerie Salton Sea, part 1

After leaving Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the city of Borrego Springs, I drove through a very desolate, interesting landscape on my way to the Salton Sea and Salton City. I eventually came to a main highway crossing (CA-86) and decided to continue straight on toward what I thought would be the water’s edge. […]

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Death of a Golf Course

My recent trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park consisted of one night at a resort hotel and one night of camping. The resort hotel looked out on a green, lush golf course, that included a small lake with ducks floating by. As I checked in on the Friday afternoon, I overheard the hotel clerk mentioning […]

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Borrego Springs Scenery

I haven’t had a chance to sort through all the photos I took during my weekend in the Anza Borrego Desert, so I just chose a few at random to share. I’m sitting on jury duty most of this week and it will most likely be Friday before I can get to the sorting task. […]

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It Snowed!

Southern California’s mountains are snow-covered and beautiful thanks to a Thanksgiving Day storm! Therefore, I drove to Oak Glen yesterday to get some pictures, oblivious to the thought that crowds might greet me. With the first snow of the season bringing lots of excitement, naturally every single resident of the area wants to experience it […]

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San Clemente Beach and Pier

I spent the better part of a recent day wandering along the beach and pier at San Clemente, an adorable seaside town about an hour’s drive south of my home in Orange. The morning started overcast, my favorite, and cleared up (became hot) just before noon. Wandering on the beach soon had me with a […]

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5th Annual Trip to Catalina

I recently enjoyed my fifth annual boat trip to the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, 26 miles off Southern California’s coast. While there are certain activities I always love doing, I set my mind to do new things this time around. I managed that quite nicely and still have many more new experiences for […]

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Visiting Welburn Gourd Farm

Yesterday I took a drive in the direction of Temecula, a popular wine-growing region about an hour southeast of my home in Orange.  Temecula wasn’t my destination, though…. Welburn Gourd Farm, with an address listed in Fallbrook, was. Veering off highway I-15, I headed somewhat southwest-ish along a narrow, winding, up and down road hoping […]

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Cool Off Along Southern California’s Coast

With the sizzling days of summer now upon us, I thought a gallery of various shots I took off Southern California’s coast might cool you down. Enjoy! ~SueBee

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Faces at King Richard’s Antiques

In Whittier, a town here in sunny Southern California, there resides the state’s largest antique store, King Richard’s Antique Center. If you haven’t yet been, I highly recommend… pack a lunch, take a friend or venture out solo as I generally do, and plan on wandering about for hours while you’re transported back to a […]

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Meandering Along the Coast

One of the great perks of being retired I’ve discovered, is spontaneously tossing a few things in the car and heading down the coast… without calling out “sick”. I waited for morning rush hour traffic to fade and actually enjoyed my drive on the freeway. I exited at San Clemente and walked along the water’s […]

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