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 Tuesday, October 20, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow brugmansia

Like my last post, this photo was taken exactly ten years ago at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory. I hear the fragrance in the evenings was incredible.

These flowers are so elegant and graceful, but I found it surprisingly difficult to get a photo that showed it. I hope this one succeeded.

Golden yellow brugmansia or Angels Trumpet inside the Volunteer Park Conservatory in 2010

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Published Sunday, October 18, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brugmansia at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

I took this photo exactly ten years ago, when the Ecuador Pink brugmansia, or Angels Trumpet, was in unbelievable bloom. Seattle’s beloved Volunteer Park Conservatory is still closed due to covid, but let’s hope for a reopening soon.

Long tubular brugmansia flowers, with some crotons and red pigtail anthuriums

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Published Monday, October 12, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose

A bouquet of late roses, for you.

A Peace rose is the star of this bouquet from my garden

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Published Sunday, October 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fallen rose petal

Sometimes just one rose petal is enough to tell the story. Autumn is here.

A single rose petal falls on the table.

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Published Thursday, October 8, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Drying hydrangeas

This is the perfect time to see if any of your hydrangeas are ripe for drying. The petals need to be crepe-y,  sort of wrinkled, but still have good color. I put them in an inch of water, at the most. When the water evaporates in a few days, the flowers should still look wonderful. Voila!

Blue hydrangea flowers in a glass vase

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Published Tuesday, October 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Three roses

While natural light is my fave, here’s some person-made light illuminating my bouquet of garden roses.

Ready for her close up, a perfect Sundowner rose in the evening

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Published Thursday, October 1, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Three succulents

The only name I know for sure is string of pearls for the middle one. Some kind of rosette with pink-gray leaves on the left, and the weirdest one, a cactus with long papery spines that are kind of like fingernails, but very pointy indeed, on the right. We’ll be getting sun in this window all winter.

Some succulents in the afternoon sun

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Published Friday, September 25, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two bouquets

Another rose photo of the flowers I had to pick before the big rains here in Seattle. A lot of rain ruins roses.

Garden roses in a bowl and a vase, on my kitchen table

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Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kitchen bouquets

A different mood from the roses photo in the post just below, and showing more of them:

Roses in the kitchen at night

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Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cut your roses before a big rain

I have over a dozen rose bushes out front, and I love to look out at them, preferring to leave them where others can also enjoy them. But a big rain is predicted (2-3″ in a couple of days), and I know that it will just beat up and ruin all the opened ones, so what could I do? I had to pick them.

Fragrant roses on my kitchen counter, before a big rain

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Published Monday, September 21, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cactus at the Conservatory

Just a year ago, took a quick tour of the Cactus House at Volunteer Park Conservatory, in Seattle. I hope they can open again soon. We all miss it so much. Bonus image below!

Pretty little hen-and-chick succulents (not cactus!)

Bonus image:

Stunning accordian-pleated cactus (also a succulent!). When they have more water, they expand.

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Published Saturday, September 19, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink ladies

Also called “naked ladies” for their habit of flowering in the summer without their leaves, which appear and disappear earlier in the year. But I think they kind of look like naked ladies anyway, don’t they? At least some pink versions.

In Northern CA where I lived for many years these amaryllis relatives thrived and multiplied on sunny banks, no rain at all in the summer, creating masses of pink bliss every August. I am thrilled that I can get these to bloom at all in Seattle.

Pink Ladies or Belladona flowers are fragrant, too!

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