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 Wednesday, May 15, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dappled path

In the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden in Seattle, a brilliantly sun-dappled path invites a stroll.

Old trees overarch this path in the park on a sunny May day.

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Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bees love weigela

I learned that weigela (why-GHEEL-a) is related to honeysuckle. No wonder its sweet smell attracts bees!

Variegated weigela with pink flowers, and bees, with red rhodies in the background

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Published Sunday, May 12, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

In praise of mothering

You don’t have to be a mother to mother someone. Extra warmth and kindness makes anyone feel loved.

A bouquet of lilacs from my garden, for you

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Published Friday, May 10, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mt. Baker Beach

Was lucky enough to have a little picnic the other day at a new place to me, Mt. Baker Beach. Here’s the pier:

City of Bellevue WA in the distance, from Mt. Baker Beach park in Seattle

And here’s the little park where we had a picnic. Isn’t that inviting?

Picnic tables in the distance on a perfect picnic day

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Published Monday, May 6, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Big leaves

This perennial plant with huge leaves emerging at the Seatac Highline Botanical Garden might be ‘Smaragd’ bronzeleaf rodgersia (R. podophylla ‘Smaragd’) because that’s what looks closest on google images. Let me know if that’s not right.

Toothed and notched huge leaves of bronzeleaf rodgersia. I think.

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Published Saturday, May 4, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Highline Botanical Garden

The creek and some azaleas at Seatac WA’s small but delightful Highline Botanical Garden. Happy Spring!

Highline Botanical Garden

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Published Friday, May 3, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink dogwood

This year the spring flowers seem even more spectacular than usual. Seattle does spring very well indeed.

Pink dogwood and red rhododendrons and a pea trellis in my backyard

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Published Saturday, April 27, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orchid cactus

These giant orchid cactus now at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory are each as big as my hand!

Orchid cactus or Epiphyllum is one of the showiest flowers, with white stamen and anthers

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Published Monday, April 22, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

At the waterfront

A fancy birthday dinner at a Seattle waterfront restaurant, with scenery.

Cruise ship and sunset at Puget Sound, with glassware

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Published Friday, April 19, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bleeding hearts

For a brief time it was sunny out. The garden is in bloom.

I heart bleeding hearts! Pink and white spring flowers in my yard.

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Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Strawberry leaves

Oh, the sunshine! After days and days of gray and rainy, the sun came out!

Zig-zag leaves of the young strawberry plant enjoying the brilliant sunshine

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Published Monday, April 15, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose and orchid bouquet at NWFGS

I am still enjoying my photos from this spring’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle. This stunner was on a tall glass pedestal.

Pink roses and orchids from below at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show

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