Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Friday, July 29, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wax beans

The glorious wax beans, in my garden yesterday; dinner tonight.

Was beans (yellow string beans) in the garden

Was beans (yellow string beans) in the garden

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Published Thursday, July 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Marina at dusk

A warm summer evening, boats, and a sunset. What could be more scenic?

Sunset at the Des Moines, WA marina

Sunset at the Des Moines, WA marina

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Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle from Alki Beach

At the Alki Art Fair last weekend, the weather was magnificent. Here’s the view north showing Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.

Perfect summer day in Seattle

Perfect summer day in Seattle, from Alki Beach

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Published Monday, July 25, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

July harvest

I’ve been using a better grade of fertilizer in my little backyard vegetable garden and it has paid off beautifully. Never had such beautiful string beans, ever! The purple ones cook up green, the wax beans stay yellow, and both are easier to find and pick. All taste wonderful!

Tomatoes, zucchini and three colors of stringbeans from the backyard garden

Tomatoes, zucchini and three colors of string beans from the backyard garden

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Published Sunday, July 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender in the garden

Staying in Sequim for the Lavender Festival, this was in the yard where we stayed. Can’t you just smell the fragrance?

Lavender flowers in Sequim, WA backyard

Lavender flowers in Sequim, WA backyard

Also our host baked us a cherry pie with cherries from her tree!

Home baked cherry pie, best I ever tasted.

Home baked cherry pie, best I ever tasted.

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Published Friday, July 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Smiling dog

At last year’s Alki Art Fair there was a very happy dog at the water’s edge.

Dog smiling in the surf at Alki Beach Park in Seattle, WA.

Dog smiling in the surf at Alki Beach Park in Seattle, WA

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Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

A place like no other, in the late afternoon light yesterday.

Tall canna lilies in the floral border at Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory

Tall canna lilies in the floral border at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Tuesday, July 12, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sequim Lavender Festival

As you might know, I am a jewelry crafter and have been having a good time in various craft fairs for a few years now. I usually make glass tile jewelry from the pages of my book, “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory,” (see the Jewelry and Shows tabs at the top) but for the Sequim (WA) Lavender Festival I’ve made some special pieces. If you are in the area, please do come see me in Booth 135. Here’s a photo I took out there last year.

Close up of lavender, ready for harvesting and drying.

Close up of lavender, ready for harvesting and drying.

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Published Monday, July 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle skyline

Here’s a shot of Seattle approaching from the south, showing progress on the new tunnel construction. I think the yellow cylinders are where the tunnel boring started, moving north. At one time not so very long ago, the Smith Tower on the far right, the pointy one, was the tallest building in Seattle!

Seattle, WA in July 2016

Seattle, WA in July 2016

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Published Thursday, July 7, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blue hydrangea macro

The hydrangeas are looking very good this year.

Blue-purple hydrangeas, close up

Blue-purple hydrangeas, close up

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Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fireboat

While on a cruise ship going to Bermuda, leaving the New York City harbor (see Lady Liberty post below), there was a fireboat looking scenic.

Fireboat in the harbor in NYC. The Empire State Building can be seen in the background. I used to work there, a long time ago!

Fireboat in the harbor in NYC. The Empire State Building can be seen in the background. I used to work there, a long time ago!

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Published Monday, July 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Lady Liberty lifts her torch for you!

Statue of Liberty in New York City harbor

Statue of Liberty in New York City harbor

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