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, May 3, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rosebud

At Soos Creek Garden last week, an early rose was blooming.

Red and peachy orange translucent petals on an early rose

Red and peachy orange translucent petals on an early rose

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Published Monday, May 2, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Variegated pieris

More from the Soos Creek garden in Auburn, WA. The foliage on this shrub is so showy it’s like flowers!

Red-leafed new growth on a variety of variegated pieris, in the Soos Creek garden in Auburn, WA

Red-leafed new growth looks like flowers, on a variegated pieris, in the Soos Creek garden in Auburn, WA

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Published Sunday, May 1, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange azalea

Probably a deciduous Mollis azalea, this stunner was just coming into bloom at my recent visit to Soos Creek Garden in Auburn, WA.

Flaming orange azalea in Soos Creek Garden in Auburn, WA

Flaming yellow and orange azalea in Soos Creek Garden in Auburn, WA

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

White rhodie macro

At Soos Creek Garden in Auburn WA, the rhodies and azaleas are at their peak.

Close up of a white rhododendron flower, with a blush of pink

Close up of white rhododendron flowers, with a blush of pink

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

Tulip barrel

Had a lovely stroll around a garden new to me, Soos Creek Botanical Garden in Auburn, WA. It was so lovely, in full bloom everywhere.

Late tulips bloom in front of rhodies in Soos Creek Garden

Late tulips bloom in front of rhodies in Soos Creek Garden

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Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple and white iris

Very vigorous, in my garden now.

Purple and white bearded iris blooming in the garden

Purple and white bearded iris blooming in the garden

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

Ferry from the viaduct

While Seattle’s viaduct elevated road is due to come down soon, we can still enjoy the views.

Ferry in Puget Sound heading out of Seattle,  into dramatic sky vista.

Ferry in Puget Sound heading out of Seattle, into dramatic sky vista and rain falling. Note blue sky in rearview mirror!

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

Fern seahorse

I’ve seen fern fronds in curls as they unfurl, but never a seahorse shape!

Native fern unfurling in a seahorse shape at Schmitz Preserve Park in West Seattle, WA.

Native fern unfurling in a seahorse shape at Schmitz Preserve Park in West Seattle, WA

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Published Saturday, April 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest stream

On my birthday recently we went hiking in a delightful piece of old forest right in West Seattle, Schmitz Preserve Park. So very beautiful, and the fabulous weather didn’t hurt one bit.

Sky and trees reflected in forest stream in Schmitz Park in Seattle

Sky and trees reflected in forest stream in Schmitz Park in Seattle

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

Bleeding heart macro

Bleeding hearts are the darling of the shade garden. Little hearts!

Little heart-shaped flowers come back every year and love shade

Little heart-shaped flowers come back every year and love shade

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Published Thursday, April 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forget-me-nots

These little blue and yellow flowers are well named. You cannot forget them because they will always return to your garden, forever. So pretty in springtime, but then out they must go.

Old fashioned forget-me-nots in front of red azalea

Old fashioned forget-me-nots in front of red azaleas, in my shade garden

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Published Sunday, April 17, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two fruit trees

Both trees are five-grafts; the one on the left is has cherries and on the right, plums. We are looking at my yard towards my neighbors’, behind the fruit trees. Which version do you prefer? Happy Spring!

Two multi-graft fruit trees in spring sunshine

Two multi-graft fruit trees almost done flowering, in spring sunshine

Here they are in black and white. Which do you like better?

Here they are in black and white. Which do you like better?

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