Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lifeguard station

The first evening we got to Seaside, Oregon, the weather was windy and the beach was pretty empty. But the light over the water! I truly love this post and am calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Lifeguard station in Seaside, Oregon

Lifeguard station in Seaside, Oregon

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Published Monday, September 9, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Green, yellow and purple string beans

The harvest this year is great. The amazing green pole beans could have climbed to the heavens had I let them and all are bearing so well. If you haven’t tried the purple ones, they do taste great but when you cook them they become green like regular stringbeans. The yellow ones, or wax beans, are very slightly different in taste from the green ones. All are delicious!

Remember, when storing string beans in the fridge, do not put extra water in the plastic bag, as they will get a yucky brown rust on them. Keep them fairly dry and they will keep a lot better. If you can keep them that long. I love them raw as well as steamed with butter, lemon juice and a dash of Spike seasoning. Yum!

Purple, yellow (wax) and green stringbeans just picked

Purple, yellow (wax) and green stringbeans just picked

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Published Sunday, September 8, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall crocus blooming

Fall crocus is blooming in my garden right now, a welcome sight.

Lavender-pink fall crocus blooming in Seattle in early September

Lavender-pink fall crocus blooming in Seattle in early September

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Published Thursday, September 5, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Surfers at Sunset Cove

The best part of our little getaway to Seaside, Oregon was watching the surfers right from our cottage on Sunset Cove. It was amazing. I realized that surfing is much, much harder than I thought, for one thing. Here’s a little video of this oh-so-scenic cove.

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Published Wednesday, September 4, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender sweetpeas

While strolling along the lovely shops of Cannon Beach, Oregon, we passed this mass of sweetpea flowers amazingly in full bloom. Mine at home, not so far away in Seattle, are completely over. Aren’t they lovely in the soft seashore light?

Lavender sweetpeas bloom on Labor Day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Lavender sweetpeas bloom on Labor Day at Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Published Tuesday, September 3, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Foggy creek

A very foggy and scenic creek, in the town of Seaside, OR.

Foggy weather and the creek at high tide in Seaside, Oregon

Foggy weather and the creek at high tide in Seaside, Oregon

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Published Tuesday, September 3, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunflower center

This huge sunflower in my garden wasn’t quite ripe as of last week, but I thought I’d better get a photo now before the birds and squirrels discovered the delicious seeds.

Giant sunflower ripens its seeds, in a beautiful pattern

Giant sunflower ripens its seeds, in a beautiful pattern

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Published Monday, September 2, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset at Cannon Beach

We had a beautiful few days on the northern coast of Oregon. Here is a sunset, with ducks, at the magnificent Cannon Beach.

Ducks in the sunset in the Pacific Ocean at Cannon Beach, Oregon

Ducks in the sunset in the Pacific Ocean at Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Published Wednesday, August 28, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea flower macro

This blue hydrangea flower, and the roses behind it, are from my garden. I’ll be away for a little bit; back soon with ocean photos!

Deep blue hydrangea flower up close in a bouquet

Deep blue hydrangea flower up close in a bouquet

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Published Tuesday, August 27, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow roses bouquet

At the dinner party on the terrace last week (see post below) here are the fragrant roses I brought our hostess that I grew in my garden. That great late afternoon light does it every time.

Yellow Peace roses on a terrace by Puget Sound near Seattle

Yellow Peace roses on a terrace by Puget Sound near Seattle

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Published Monday, August 26, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound view

Friends with a lovely place by the water had us over for dinner on their terrace overlooking Puget Sound.

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Published Sunday, August 25, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Marina sunset

Here we go with another marina photo, this one blazing in lavender and pink at sunset. This was taken at the Des Moines, WA marina a few days ago.

Colorful sunset at Des Moines WA marina with boats and water reflections

Colorful sunset at Des Moines WA marina with boats and still water reflections

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