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 Saturday, February 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow house

In South Florida at the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, a supremely yellow house.

At the Bonnet House and Gardens, a yellow house with a brighter yellow staircase outside.

At the Bonnet House and Gardens, a yellow house with bright yellow trim and a staircase outside.

You might visit Our World Tuesday, Catching the Light Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one picture here, please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above to see a few more. Thank you.

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Published Saturday, February 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White dresses

A fancy dress store on Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale’s answer to Beverly Hills. In color, and black and white. Your preference?

Flounced, feathered, jeweled and gathered white dresses by Zola Keller in a Las Olas shop window

Flounced, feathered, jeweled and gathered white dresses by Zola Keller in a Las Olas shop window

Fancy dresses for a ball

Fancy dresses for a ball

Visit Our World Tuesday, Catching the Light Monday, The Weekend in Black and White, Weekend Reflections, Today’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Friday, February 27, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Vizcaya breakwater

This structure is enormous and the statues are over life size. Beautiful way to keep the waters calm, at Vizcaya in South Florida.

Statues and coral rock adorn the breakwater at Vizcaya

Statues and coral rock adorn the breakwater at Vizcaya

Participating in Our World TuesdayOutdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Catching the Light Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forsythia macro

In front of my house yesterday, the old-fashioned forsythia in full bloom.

Bright yellow blooms of the forsythia shrub bloom in early spring

Bright yellow blooms of the forsythia shrub bloom in early spring

Joining up at Our World TuesdayI Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow YellowsOutdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, My Romantic Home, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thanks!

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Published Monday, February 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry tree in bloom

Right across from my house, the pink tree magnificence, at least when the sun comes out. An early spring this year. Sorry, Boston!

A cherry tree in full bloom, with some bare branches behind it

A cherry tree in full bloom, with some bare branches behind it

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Published Sunday, February 22, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Vizcaya gate arch

South Florida’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens sure has some pretty scenes. If only I could tag this as My Garden!

Arch with wrought iron gate at Vizcaya in Florida

Arch with wrought iron gate at Vizcaya in Florida

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Published Saturday, February 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spotted orchid macro

Yet another ravishing flower from the recent Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Do enter NWFGS in the search field at right for more lovelies.

Red and yellow spotted orchids. Even the bud has spots!

Red and yellow spotted orchids. Even the bud has spots!

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Published Thursday, February 19, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful Florida scene

Hard to know what to call this image, but I love it! Taken from the car while my friend was driving, stopped at one of the LONG traffic lights, this symphony in primary colors really makes me happy.

Red and yellow umbrellas, green building and bright blue skies in Southern Florida

Red and yellow umbrellas, green building and bright blue skies in Southern Florida

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Published Thursday, February 19, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Giant sedum heart

Here is another post about something you just don’t see every day. This giant sedum heart, at least ten or fifteen feet tall (I heard it weighed several tons!), was a big hit in the lobby area of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. To see several more floral images that I recently posted from last year’s show, just put NWFGS in the search box at right.

Gigantic heart with thousands of sedum plants at the NWFGS last week

Gigantic heart with thousands of sedum plants looking like flowers, at the NWFGS last week

Check out other neat photos at Our World Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Catching the Light Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cake slice of plants

At the Northwest Flower & Garden Show there was something you just don’t see every day, a “wedding cake” made entirely of plant material. Isn’t this slice of “cake” adorable? Be sure to scroll down a few photos for several more I posted last week from last year’s show, or just put NWFGS in the search box at right.

Here's a no-calorie version of a slice of chocolate cake, with flowers

Here’s a no-calorie version of a slice of faux chocolate cake, with moss and flowers

Visit Our World TuesdayI Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday,  and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers from the NWFGS

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has ended but the photos of flowers live on. Here are two beauties: a bookcase full of bouquets and a ravishing and exotic protea bloom below. Be sure to scroll down a few photos for several more I posted last week from last year’s show, or just put NWFGS in the search box at right.

Several bouquets in pale tones and shades of turquoise decorate a bookcase

Several bouquets in pale tones and shades of turquoise decorate a bookcase at the NWFGS

Thrilling and otherworldly protea blossom in a bouquet at the NWFGS

Thrilling and otherworldly protea blossom in a bouquet at the NWFGS

Joining up at Our World TuesdayI Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow YellowsMandarin Orange Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thanks!

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Published Sunday, February 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boat garage

Not sure what the real name of this kind of structure is, seen in Florida at the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, but I call it a boat garage. (Now I’m told it’s a boat house.)

Blue sky and puffy clouds reflected in the water of the lake at the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Blue sky and puffy clouds reflected in the water of the lake at the Bonnet House in Florida

You might visit Our World Tuesday, Catching the Light Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one picture here, please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above to see a few more. Thank you.

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