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Published Thursday, August 18, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lacy shadows

Late afternoon light on the patio. Such sharp shadows!

Sweet alyssum and red geranium flowers on my patio

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Published Monday, August 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea tiny flowers

I love these tiny, lacy flowers within the flowers, within the flowers! that some hydrangeas have. With our acidic soils here in the Pacific Northwest, they are certainly blue!

hydrangea in the garden

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Published Sunday, August 14, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

So many blueberries

I guess the fertilizing and compost I added at the right time, plus the fact that the bushes are over a dozen years old, had something to do with the incredible blueberry harvest this year. YUM. The pie was the best ever.

Sweet blueberries, ready for a pie

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Published Wednesday, August 10, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender Grosso

I am lucky enough to have surprisingly good conditions for growing lavender. Most of it is pretty much spent at this time of year, but the lavender grosso blooms latest and is still nice to pick and dry. Intensely fragrant, it’s good in little organza bags in your closet to repel moths. But maybe I should make a wreath?

Just harvested lavender grosso, ready to dry for sachet or cooking.

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Published Thursday, August 4, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stargazer lilies

The deeply colored stargazers look good this year, with the red and orange daylilies as a backdrop.

Speckled and glorious stargazer lilies bloom in my garden

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Published Monday, August 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry tree in sunlight

The recent warm weather in Seattle has been beautiful and sunny, true summertime for me.

Cherry tree in late afternoon light

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Published Sunday, July 31, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sweetpeas in the garden

This year my sweetpeas have done so well. I’ve learned that they really do need loose, fertile soil and a lot of sun. Even in this heatwave (Seattle is having a record-breaking five days over 90), they are blooming so beautifully. They seem to be most fragrant in the late afternoons and early evenings, after the sun has faded.

Garden sweetpeas.

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Published Sunday, July 24, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Big blueberries

I fertilized the blueberry bushes at the right time this spring, and I wasn’t stingy. They really liked it. These are almost the size of a quarter. We use mosquito netting and clothespins to close up the edges because the birds would eat them all. I think a pie is in our future.

Cluster of large ripe blueberries, ready to pick

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Published Friday, July 22, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink oxalis

A very nice volunteer plant in my Seattle garden, grows in a clump with those cute clover-type leaves, blooms OK in shade or sun.

Pretty pink oxalis with red centers

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Published Sunday, July 17, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

One strawberry

The squirrels have left us a strawberry, heart shaped. Thank you.

One heart-shaped strawberry

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Published Friday, July 15, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange lilies

This is my backyard, with the kale flowering in the background. There are three different kind of orange lilies in this photo. Upper right is an oriental lily, lower left are Peruvian lilies, or alstroemeria, and in the center and lower right are daylilies.

Three kinds of orange lilies

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Published Wednesday, July 13, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden, backlit

The glories of the late afternoon sun in the rose garden!

Grasses, lavender and roses in bloom in the late afternoon light

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