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 Friday, April 7, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ducks at the Conservatory

Can you see the mallard ducks in front of the Bromeliad House at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory?

A mallard duck pair in the spring flowers in front of the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Thursday, April 6, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Gardenia in the rain

I adore gardenias. They were my mother’s favorite flower.

Raindrops only add to the perfection of this intensely fragrant gardenia blossom.

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Published Friday, March 31, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coleus macro

Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory has such showy coleus plants, looking so much like flowers.

Frilly purple and chartreuse veined coleus leaves, with cineraria in the background

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Published Thursday, March 30, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea at the Conservatory

Spring is bursting forth, and the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle has their game on. Bonus photo below.

A bit of blue sky makes the daffodil plantings look even better

Tiny true flower peeks out from mauve hydrangea blossom

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Published Wednesday, March 29, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender in sunshine

These lavender plants were blooming in my garden in mid-June last year. Their scent is heaven to me.

Lavender flowers catching a ray of sunshine in the garden, with pink lavender in the background

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Published Monday, March 27, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forsythia

We had a brief sunbreak.

Old-fashioned golden yellow forsythia, happy in the sunshine

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Published Saturday, March 25, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Camelot roses

Looking ahead to summer roses…

Camelot roses in tones of coral, orange, pink, and peach, in my summer garden

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Published Friday, March 24, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Douglas fir cones in the rain

Got to go to Gold Bar, a tiny town in Washington, at a little place on the Skykomish River (the “Sky), on a drippy day.

Drippy doug fir cones in Gold Bar, WA

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Published Thursday, March 23, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

March sky

The sky over my house, taken on that marvelous sunny Sunday we had. Raining right now, again.

Layers of white clouds over a brilliant blue March sky

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Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double primroses

We had a brief sunbreak yesterday (oh, the thrill of sunshine in Seattle!) and I found that some things were happening in the garden.

Double primroses, prettily petalled, in the early spring garden

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Published Friday, March 17, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Almost spring

Seattle’s weather has been colder and wetter than normal. Here is a plum tree in my back yard, trying so hard to bloom, taken on a rare break in the rain.

Plum blossom buds, waiting for sun and warmth

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Published Monday, March 13, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Summer garden

It seems like the cold and rainy weather in Seattle will go on forever. But it won’t.

A shaft of late afternoon sun illuminated roses and lavender in my front yard in June

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