Tag Archives: Southern California

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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Hopping Bluejay

Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Green Valley Lake in the nearby San Bernardino mountains. I stayed at a cabin there with family this weekend and enjoyed being close to nature, and watching this delightful bluejay hopping along the porch railing. Getting his picture took an immense amount of perseverance and patience, that I must […]

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Views from the Peninsula

(5 photos) This gallery features some pictures I took from Southern California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula, a place with breaktaking views. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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Green Meadow

Happy Friday! Today’s Foto Fix was taken at Oak Glen and features a serene setting with which to end the workweek. ~SueBee

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Kayaking Lake Gregory

(11 photos) I drove up the San Bernardino mountains to Lake Gregory yesterday morning to fulfill one of my summertime goals of kayaking there. The drive took just a bit more than an hour, which is basically nothing in Southern California drive life. The weather on the mountain was gorgeous, the lake smooth, deep blue, […]

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Tram to Mount San Jacinto, 2

(14 photos) These pictures were taken a week ago when Kat and her husband, Cameron, asked me to join them on a hike in Palm Springs… not in the desert heat, but on the top of Mount San Jacinto. We took the Palm Spring Aerial Tramway for a spectacular 10 minute ride to the top, […]

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Cake!

(9 yummy photos) How about a slice of cake to start your day?!  These are photos I took while visiting the Orange County Fair recently. If the goodies taste as good as they look, they’re all winners in my book. ~SueBee

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Left or Right

This seagull and I had quite the conversation during my recent visit to La Jolla near San Diego. He was insistent I tell him whether his left or right profile was more photogenic. Honestly, I couldn’t decide… my focus was on his adorable knobby knees and overlapping feet. 🙂 What do you think? ~SueBee

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Racing Pigs at the Fair

(19 photos) I’d never before seen pigs race, but I can now mark that off my bucket list! The Orange County Fair is the place to go if you want to have this experience – it’s a crowd pleaser for sure! ~SueBee

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It’s Fair Time!

Summertime = County Fair Time. Today’s Foto Fix was taken three years ago while at the Orange County Fair. It’s Friday everyone, enjoy your day. I surely will because after work, I’m going to the Fair! ~SueBee

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Kayaking at Catalina Island

(14 photos) For the past four years I’ve made a tradition of visiting Southern California’s Catalina Island on my birthday. The reason behind this is a special deal from Catalina Express, one of the boat companies running trips between the mainland and the island, offering free passage to folks on their birthday when accompanied by […]

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Los Rios Historic District, SJC

(25 photos) Exiting the train this past Sunday from my spontaneous ride to San Juan Capistrano, I was surprised to find a tiny row of shops and restaurants running directly along the train tracks. Turns out the area holds many of the town’s original buildings from the days before California was part of the United […]

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