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A Visit to Anaheim Packing House

Following a wonderful fundraiser for the leading Mayoral candidate for the city of Anaheim (home of Disneyland), Ashleigh Aitken, I wandered down the street to the Anaheim Packing House. What was formerly a packing house for oranges and lemons, is now packed with restaurants and people. What a fun place with live music, trendy decor, […]

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Sights from Crystal Cove, part 2

On what’s going to be another Extreme Heat day here in Southern California, a few more beach pictures seem in order. These were taken at Crystal Cove, south of Newport Beach. It’s such a wonderful spot! For further information on the  historic district there, check out this link. Per the website: “The Crystal Cove Historic […]

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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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Wonders of the Tidepool

I took my camera to work today and headed for the beach as soon as I was off.  I’ve missed my out ‘n about adventures and figured I’d kick myself back into gear. What a grand idea it was! I drove down the coast just a bit below Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar to […]

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Newport Beach at Sunset

End of the weekend, I drove down to Newport Beach Peninsula yesterday evening for a quick stroll on the beach. Luckily people had started leaving and I found a parking spot. It had been a prime Southern California almost-summer day and crowds were out in force. I watched the sun slowly set and some really […]

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Easter Afternoon at the Arboretum

It was a bit overcast, and just the right temperature, for walking through the Los Angeles County Arboretum in the afternoon on Easter, 2018. ~SueBee

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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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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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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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Descanso Gardens in Early January, Part 1

(12 photos) I visited Descanso Gardens today, a beautiful spot near my home town of La Crescenta, about a dozen miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The weather couldn’t have been better, with visitors at a minimum. The plants looked tired and dusty but the camellias showed off their beauty regardless. I think they’re truly […]

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The Cabin at Green Valley Lake

(19 photos) As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, and then zoom on to the reds and greens of Christmas, I thought I’d pull together some pictures from the weekend I spent at GreenValley Lake with my son, his fiance, and their doggie. It’s been over a month since we were there in an adorable, […]

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Autumn in Oak Glen

(14 photos) My spontaneous drive to Oak Glen, near Yucaipa, last Sunday resulted in mingling with crowds of people, but as evidenced by these pictures, I found some quiet space, too. It’s so pretty there in the fall, and the various ranches have all sorts of festivals celebrating apple picking season. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

My entry into this week’s Word Press Photo Challenge on the word Temporary, was so temporary I nearly didn’t get the picture! I was north of Ventura, on my way to Solvang, and pulled off the 101 to take a side road right along the shore. Noticing really big birds on the overhead wire, I naturally […]

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Help! It Fell Down and Can’t Get Back Up

Taking a partial line from an annoying (aren’t they all?) commercial here in the U.S. featuring a lady who fell on the floor but was saved due to the button she wore around her neck…. The signs of a good commercial is if it sticks in your head. Jingles from products sold on TV in […]

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Pines at Oak Glen

After looking at old pictures I’d taken at Oak Glen, I suddenly got the urge for an in-person view. I tossed myself in my little pickup truck and headed onto the freeway. An hour or so later I was on the mountain, with countless others who obviously had the same urge. It seems craft fairs […]

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It rained (sprinkled)!

We had a bit of rain here in Southern California this morning, sprinkles if you wish to be exact, but that, combined with cooler temps, makes me reminisce. I therefore dug into my older photos and came up with this rained-upon red rose. I took this picture in front of Hawk’s Head Tavern, Oak Glen, […]

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge using the word Glow, I chose the glowing golden hour interpretation as suggested. My future son-in-law, Loren, and I spotted this flag-adorned, vintage pick up truck, basking in sunset’s golden hour at Green Valley Lake, near Big Bear. ~SueBee 

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