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, April 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Walk in the park

A couple strolling through Seattle’s Volunteer park:

A couple walks in the late afternoon sun in springtime in Volunteer Park

A couple walks in the late afternoon sun in springtime in Volunteer Park

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Published Monday, April 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Elm branch in sun

At Seattle’s Volunteer Park the other day. This photo is one of my very top faves and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Elm tree branch backlit by April sun in Seattle's Volunteer Park.

Elm tree branch backlit by April sun in Seattle’s Volunteer Park.

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Published Sunday, April 20, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle skyline in sunshine

Seattle is glorious on a sunny April day:

Seattle seen from the soon-to-be-demolished viaduct

Seattle seen from the soon-to-be-demolished viaduct

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Published Saturday, April 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulip close up

Last week it was sunny, briefly (pouring right now), and the tulips in my front yard put on a show.

Macro of red and yellow tulip center lit by sunshine

Macro of red and yellow tulip center lit by sunshine

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Published Thursday, April 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulip field with old trees

From my recent visit to the Skagit tulips. The trunks of the trees were at least 6 or 8 feet (2-3 meters) in diameter. They were OLD.

Red and pink tulips under sunshine and clouds in Mt. Vernon, WA

Red and pink tulips under sunshine and clouds in Mt. Vernon, WA

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Published Tuesday, April 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle’s Great Wheel and ferry

Friends drove me to Seattle and their car had VERY clean car windows.

Monochrome view of Seattle's Great Wheel, from the Viaduct

Monochrome view of Seattle’s Great Wheel, from the Viaduct

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Published Monday, April 14, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese magnolia

This is a season of floral abundance, that’s for sure. This graceful, deep-pink-and-white Japanese magnolia is blooming in my backyard today. The flowers are about as big as my hand.

Pink and white Japanese magnolia bloom in Seattle in April

Pink and white Japanese magnolia bloom in Seattle in April

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Published Sunday, April 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Star magnolia

As a brief break from tulips, I thought I’d show you a new tree (to me), a star magnolia. The pretty white flowers were very fragrant, and 2 or 3 inches wide (5-8 cm). It was growing in a sweet little arboretum in Everett, WA, the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens.

Fragrant white Star Magnolia blooms in April in Everett, WA

Fragrant white Star Magnolia blooms in April in Everett, WA

They also had a lovely and fragrant viburnum tree of some kind. Looking on google images for the name of this plant, I find Viburnum carlesii ‘Aurora’, or Korean spice viburnum, which looks very similar, except that the plant I saw seemed to be a tree, or maybe it was just a very mature shrub. But I want one.

Fragrant viburnum blooms in April in Everett, WA

Fragrant viburnum blooms in April in Everett, WA

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Row of tulips

The late afternoon light made this row of red tulips with white edges especially scenic.

Late afternoon light illuminates a row of red tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Late afternoon light illuminates a row of red tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

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Published Saturday, April 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulip field

Yesterday I was blessed to be able to visit the Skagit Valley tulip festival. Fields of hundreds of acres bloom with color. You will see some tulip photos here in the next while, that’s for sure.

Red, pink and purple tulips bloom in Skagit County, Washington

Red, pink and purple tulips bloom in Skagit County, Washington

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Published Wednesday, April 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow tulip

Another tulip in my front yard.

Simple yellow tulip close up in the garden

Simple yellow tulip close up in the garden

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Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange tulips and blue sky

We had one sunny, warm day. One. But it was perfection, and here in Seattle, everyone surely appreciated it. I went outside and my tulips were in full bloom.

Orange tulips bloom against a blue sky

Orange tulips bloom against a blue sky

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