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, September 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kubota Garden pond

Very beautiful pond at the Kubota Garden in South Seattle, all to ourselves on a rainy Monday…

Large orange koi in pond at Kubota Garden in Seattle

Large orange koi in pond at Kubota Garden in Seattle

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Published Sunday, August 30, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses from the garden

Before the big rain and wind that was predicted, I picked almost all the roses in the garden.

Peace roses and a magenta pink rose in a bouquet, up close

Peace roses and a magenta pink rose in a bouquet, up close

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Published Saturday, August 29, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cle Elum River

Camping at Salmon La Sac a couple of weeks ago, the Cle Elum River was very low. Let’s hope today’s rain here in Seattle can help the fires and low rivers to the east.

Dusk at the Cle Elum River (WA) at Salmon La Sac campground

Dusk at the Cle Elum River (WA) at Salmon La Sac campground

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Published Friday, August 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Storm coming

At an outdoor blues event tonight in Normandy Park WA, the oncoming storm was kind enough to delay a bit for us.

Big rain coming soon

Big rain coming soon

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Published Thursday, August 27, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ode to Hopper

At Pike Place Market the other day. Skies are smoky from the wildfires burning in the rest of Washington.

People sit at a counter with a view of the smoky skies and the Great Wheel in Seattle

People sit at a counter with a view of the smoky skies and the Great Wheel in Seattle

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Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Deck with flowers

My friend Cindy has the most amazing deck, filled with blooming flowers everywhere.

Many colorful flowers blooming on a wooden deck

Many colorful flowers blooming on a wooden deck

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Published Sunday, August 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle’s hidden gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, on a recent late afternoon.

A rainbow of colorful flowers outside the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory

A rainbow of colorful flowers outside the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Friday, August 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White brugmansia

The cream-colored brugmansias (Angels Trumpets) with their long, twisty buds are now in Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory! I adore them, and the scent is truly of the angels.

Pale brugmansia in late afternoon light begin blooming

Pale brugmansia in late afternoon light begin blooming, with croton in the background

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Published Thursday, August 20, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backyard sunset

I love summertime pink skies.

Pink clouds swirl above evergreen trees

Pink clouds swirl above evergreen trees

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Published Monday, August 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Poppy seed pods

Wish I’d thought to take one of these to sprinkle in my garden.

Dried seed heads of the poppy plant in the garden

Dried seed heads of a poppy plant in a garden, about knee high or so

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Published Saturday, August 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink hollyhocks

Visiting the old, hilltop neighborhood of Port Townsend, WA recently, this pretty pink hollyhock decorated the garden of the old house we were staying in.

Deep pink single hollyhock flowers in Port Townsend, WA on an overcast day

Deep pink single hollyhock flowers in Port Townsend, WA on an overcast day

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Published Sunday, August 9, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boats and rain clouds

At Alki Beach in Seattle recently, dramatic skies.

Rain threatens two sailboats and two ferries on Puget Sound

Rain threatens two sailboats and two ferries on Puget Sound

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