Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Monday, October 14, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese maple with red stems

I took this photo of a red-twig Japanese maple beginning to show fall color a few years ago on this date. As my skills improve (and do you think that the 1,359 photo blog posts and the over five years of photo blogging might have something to do with that?) I find that I can go back to images that were pretty good and with a few subtle tweaks, give me an image I love. I hope you like this one, taken on a Seattle sidewalk.

Autumn turns a green leaf Japanese maple to red, yellow, and orange

Autumn turns a green leaf Japanese maple to red, yellow, and orange

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Published Monday, October 14, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Turquoise succulent

I don’t know what kind of succulent this is, which was growing in Wallingford, a Seattle neighborhood. It’s not a hen-and-chicks sedum, because it grows on stalks, maybe a foot high. Anyone know what it is? I love the way the rosette centers look like flowers.

Turquoise succulent has leaves that look like petals

Turquoise succulent has leaves that look like petals

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Published Sunday, October 13, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shanghai reflections

My sister is traveling in China and her first stop is Shanghai. This was from her first email letter home. Thank you, Jo!

View of the Pan Gate Garden in Shanghai, China

View of the Pan Gate Garden in Shanghai, China

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Published Friday, October 11, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunlit autumn leaves

Heart-shaped leaves express how I feel about this season. The light coming through the leaves really makes me happy.

Heart-shaped yellow autumn leaf on a tree lit with sunshine

Heart-shaped yellow autumn leaf on a tree lit with sunshine

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Published Thursday, October 10, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese anemones

These Japanese anemones are blooming right now outside our window. This is from through the window glass.

Lavender Japanese anemones, from the back

Lavender Japanese anemones, from the back

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Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red ivy

Ivy turns the most gorgeous autumn shade of red. This wall not too far from my house has a good display.

English ivy decorates a wall with fall color

English ivy decorates a wall with fall color

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Published Tuesday, October 8, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Apple in the rain

I posted a similar photo a number of years ago but you don’t mind seeing it again, do you? This columnar apple tree was in my backyard in a pot.

Sentinel columnar apple tree's fruit in the rain

Sentinel columnar apple tree’s fruit, in the rain

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Published Monday, October 7, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Clouds reflected

Browsing through the archives, found this image from a golf course visit with hubby at this time of year, a few years ago. He played; I photographed.

Clouds at dusk reflected in a golf course pond

Clouds at dusk reflected in a golf course pond

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Published Sunday, October 6, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dahlia bouquet with lilies

At the Renton (WA) Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, I was surprised to see these bouquets of dahlias that included intensely fragrant lilies. The ones in my garden have long been finished. I bought some and the entire house is filled with their scent.

Brilliant dahlias and fragrant Oriental lilies in an early October bouquet

Brilliant dahlias and fragrant Oriental lilies in an early October bouquet

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Published Sunday, October 6, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn leaves, primary colors

The Renton Fall Harvest Festival yesterday was perfect weather and I enjoyed every moment of it. Glorious!

Red, yellow, green and blue in this image of early autumn in Renton, WA

Red, yellow, green and blue in this image of early autumn in Renton, WA

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Published Thursday, October 3, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dramatic sky

This image of a dramatic sky over Puget Sound was taken in Des Moines, WA (south of Seattle), right near a friend’s house. She can walk across the street and see this!

Dramatic clouds over Puget Sound in Washington

Dramatic clouds over Puget Sound in Washington

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Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink gerbera daisy

These pretty gerbera daisy flowers were in a florist shop, begging me to take them home. Such sweet pinkness!

Pink gerbera daisies at a Seattle florist shop

Pink gerbera daisies at a Seattle florist shop

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