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 Monday, August 29, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White Japanese anemones

In a friend’s garden, magnificent and simple Japanese anemones. And a bonus shot!

Brilliant yellow-orange centers on ruffly white petals make this a late-summer favorite in the garden

Brilliant yellow-orange centers on ruffly white petals make this a late-summer favorite

Flower buds emerging from back of Japanese anemone flower

Flower buds emerging from the back of a Japanese anemone flower

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Published Sunday, August 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Park drive

In Seattle’s Volunteer Park, some summer dappled sunlight for you.

Park roadway in summertime

Park roadway in summertime

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Published Saturday, August 27, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stargazer lilies

A friend does a really good job with Stargazer lilies. By the way, a great discussion of how these were bred in the fascinating book I’m reading, Flower Confidential.

Showy and fragrant Stargazer lilies in the garden

Showy and fragrant Stargazer lilies in the garden

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Published Friday, August 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cove sunset

I live south of Seattle, just a few minutes from a cove on Puget Sound. There is smoke from nearby wildfires, and the weather people promised us a colorful sunset. Delivered!

Smoke from Washington State fires help create a beautiful sunset

Smoke from Washington State fires help create a beautiful sunset

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Published Wednesday, August 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Unripe grapes

Green, unripe grapes on the vine. These will be purple when they are ripe. Perhaps the red stems are a hint of that?

Unripe grapes in the August sunshine

Unripe grapes in the August sunshine

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Published Tuesday, August 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset at the Conservatory

It’s been a Volunteer Park Conservatory kind of week. Still waiting for the Corpse Lily (“Dougsley”) to bloom and emit its stench. In the meantime, here’s a view of the sunset through the Bromeliad house.

The Bromeliad House (west wing) of Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory on a fine August evening

The Bromeliad House (west wing) of Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory on a fine August evening

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Published Monday, August 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plant shadows

My fave haunt in Seattle: the hidden gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory. If you get a chance to go there for a special evening event, do it!

Peace lilies and dracenas in the Palm House in the Conservatory

Peace lilies and dracenas in the Palm House in the Conservatory

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Published Saturday, August 20, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The Conservatory at dusk

Sunset at the Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory . Scenic bliss.

A rainbow of outdoor plantings set off Seattle's hidden gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory

A rainbow of outdoor plantings set off Seattle’s hidden gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Thursday, August 18, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White moth orchid

White phalaenopsis orchids blooming magnificently in the Volunteer Park Conservatory  in Seattle, WA.

Moth orchids blooming at the Conservatory in Seattle

Macro of moth orchids in flower at the Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Wednesday, August 17, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Conservatory display

Today at the incomparable Volunteer Park Conservatory  in Seattle, the Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum)is getting ready to bloom,

The so-called Corpse Lily will bloom its rotting=scented flower quite soon

The so-called Corpse Lily, a giant, rotting=scented flower, will bloom quite soon

but what pulled me in were the nearby hydrangeas.

Dusty pink hydrangeas, peace lilies, and cannas in a magnificent living arrangement at the VPC in Seattle

Dusty pink hydrangeas, peace lilies, and cannas in a magnificent living arrangement

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Published Tuesday, August 16, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusk at the Cove

Last evening at the Normandy Park WA cove, a perfect summer evening.

Driftwood and still water in Puget Sound at the Normandy Park cove beach

Driftwood and still water in Puget Sound at the Normandy Park cove beach

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Published Sunday, August 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunflower with dark center

Do you see the bee butt in the lower right of the photo?

Sunflower with dark center and a bee homing in

Sunflower with dark center and a bee homing in

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