A Field Trip to Oak Glen, California

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Oak Glen, in the San Bernardino Mountains is known for apple growing. Here are a few of the many varieties.
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Last Wednesday my photography class took a field trip to visit this charming town. I’d never been there, but can’t wait to go back.

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We ate a delicious lunch at this beautiful inn. Chicken pot pie, seasoned green beans, caesar salad, and warm apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream. I took the below photo of the flame and its reflection in a beautiful lantern that decorated our table.
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Here is one of several sheep on the property. Can’t you just hear her saying, please take my photo.
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Oak Glen was the perfect place to spend an autumn afternoon, and well worth a visit.

Birmingham, Santa Monica, and Austin

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I took this photo at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens when I traveled there early last week.
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I took the second photo in Santa Monica, California on a photography field trip later that same week.
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I’m in Austin Texas this week visiting our son and daughter-in-law. These beautiful sun flowers were waiting for me when I arrived. This has certainly been a time of travel for me and I’m loving it.

Exploring San Clemente by Scooter

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Sunday means it’s time to go out on our motor scooters and explore Orange County. Yesterday we headed south along Pacific Coast highway to San Clemente. We then followed the bicycle route through the town, which meanders up and down residential streets, which is where I spotted this delightful house. I quickly pulled over and took a photo. Hope the owners don’t mind.

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On the way home, passed some cottages in Capistrano Beach. They were very small, but charming. I would have loved to see inside one of them.
We stopped so I could take this photo of black wrought iron dolphins on the wall of a house.side-view-martin-on-scooter
I wonder if Martin knew I took his photo. I’m pretty quick and sneaky with my point and shoot camera. The weather was perfect, and we had a wonderful ride. I’ve lived in Southern California most of my life, but there is always somewhere new to explore in Orange County.