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 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

Linking to Pink SaturdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Garden TuesdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Thanks for your visit here and do return often.

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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

Joining up Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Photog Show and Tell, Homemaking Party Wednesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Garden Tuesday, Thursday Floral Love, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. I appreciate your visit here and hope to see you again soon. Don’t forget you can get a free download of easy tips for better photos at right sidebar.

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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

Participating in Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Water World WednesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2Weekend Reflections, Saturday Show Off, Monday Mellow Yellows, Unique Weekend Photo Challenge (yellow) and Pink Saturday. I appreciate your visit here and be sure to browse around for new pretty pictures while you are here.

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Published Saturday, August 24, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Olde Burien

The town of Burien in Washington State, south of Seattle, has a great old downtown section. They do a wonderful flower basket decoration on the old lightpoles every year.

Baskets of colorful flowers decorate the "Olde Burien" section of downtown Burien, WA

Baskets of colorful flowers decorate the “Olde Burien” section of downtown Burien, WA

Joining up at Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Saturday Show Off, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Thursday Floral Love, Ruby Tuesday 2, and Pink Saturday. Thanks for stopping by here!

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Published Thursday, August 22, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry tomatoes

My tomatoes look and taste great this year. Last year many of them split, which was so disappointing. What I learned was that happened because I had underwatered, so the tomatoes had thick, tough skins which burst when the plant got a good dousing when it rained. This year I was better about the watering and it made a big difference. Also I used better fertilizer, added alfalfa meal at planting, AND went out with a dry paintbrush when it was flowering to try to get better fruit set. Something worked!

Cherry tomatoes in different stages of ripeness

Cherry tomatoes in different stages of ripeness

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