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 Monday, August 5, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Table shadows

At dinner out last night, the very late afternoon light was truly golden. A still life with shadows.

Ready for dinner in the summer evening in Seattle

Ready for dinner in the summer evening in Seattle

Check out Monday Mellow Yellows, Weekend ReflectionsShadow Shot Sunday 2, and Scenic Weekends. If there is only this table photo here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see a few more. Thank you for looking at my photos; please return soon.

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Published Sunday, August 4, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ruffled hollyhock

This unusual, frilly double hollyhock can be seen at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory right now. The flower is maybe 10 cm or 2-3 inches across. The tiny purple buds are throatwort.

Deep magenta hollyhock with ruffled, very double petals

Deep magenta hollyhock with ruffled, very double petals

Enjoy the photos at Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma TuesdayThursday Floral Love, Ruby Tuesday 2Pink Saturday and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.

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Published Saturday, August 3, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grafitti art in Burien

At that artwalk event the other day in downtown Burien (sometimes called B-tpwn), Washington, we were pleased to meet the grafitti artist “Sneke” who posed in front of the mural he helped create. So cool! Please scroll down a few posts if you’d like to see the eyelashes on the VW headlamps we saw that evening.

The artist Sneke poses in front of the figure he created, in Burien, WA

The artist “Sneke” front of the figure he created, in Burien, WA

You might pay a visit to Outdoor WednesdayRuby Tuesday 2Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Scenic Weekends and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. And here’s a new one: Mural Monday, out of Oakland, CA. I thank you for being here and hope you enjoyed yourself.

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Published Saturday, August 3, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maidenhair fern

This is the signature fern of Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory and they use them to fill in spaces and add texture to the showier plants. The little leaflets or fronds are about a centimeter, or less than half an inch. The frilly, scalloped edges and shiny black stems are so pretty! These are actually not too hard to grow in the garden or of course as houseplants, but do NOT let them dry out. See post below for update about the Conservatory.

Macro of maidenhair fern at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA

Macro of maidenhair fern at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA

Visit Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Thursday Floral Love and Fishtail Cottage Thursday. If you see only one photo here, click on Sara’s Fave Photos at the top to see the rest. Thank you for stopping by.

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Published Friday, August 2, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Heliotrope planting

Was at Seattle’s beloved Volunteer Park Conservatory yesterday and was just gaga at how gorgeous the outside beds are this season. What colors, and this photo does not do it justice. The purple stuff is heliotrope and sometimes it has a heady fragrance.

An update about the Conservatory: It’s now out of the woods financially, due to the fundraising efforts of many dedicated folks, and if you go you’ll pay a big $4 admission, but you can get an annual pass for unlimited admissions, and still free parking! Closed Mondays.

Flowerbeds outside of Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory with purple heliotrope

Flowerbeds outside of the Volunteer Park Conservatory with purple heliotrope

More neat photos at Outdoor Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Thursday Floral Love and Scenic Weekends. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon. Sign up for email notifications at upper right so you don’t miss even one pretty picture.

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Published Thursday, August 1, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Car eyelashes

Our local town, Burien, WA, has a new artwalk on the first Thursday. Don’t you just love these fabulous car eyelashes on the shiny red car we saw while strolling around?

Eyelashes decorate a red VW beetle at a Burien WA artwalk

Eyelashes decorate a red VW beetle at a Burien WA artwalk

Check out Outdoor WednesdayRuby Tuesday 2, Weekend Reflections, and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. I appreciate your visit here!

 

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Published Wednesday, July 31, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fishing at sunset

Drove to a local spot for some scenic wonderfulness at sunset, and we were surprised to find more than a dozen fisherpeople at the water’s edge. See the pink salmon on the right that the fellow just caught? I understand the fish are close to shore because they are looking for their spawning creek to swim up into. Love the Pacific Northwest.

Fishing for salmon at sunset at the edge of Puget Sound in Washington

Fishing for salmon at sunset at the edge of Puget Sound in Washington

More interesting photos at Skywatch FridayA Piece of HeavenWater World Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Weekend Reflections, Pink Saturday, and Scenic Weekends. Thank you so much for stopping by here, and be sure to browse around if you have a minute or two.

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Published Monday, July 29, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stargazer lilies

I’m on a lily kick. These are in a close neighbor’s garden. I heard that all lilies used to point down and be droopy, so when a grower managed to get it facing up, he or she called it Stargazer. Great name.

Stargazer lily in dappled sunlight against a wooden fence

Stargazer lily in dappled sunlight against a wooden fence

Check out Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Pink Saturday, Outdoor WednesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Weekend Challenge (Pink), NF Blo-Ma TuesdayGarden TuesdayThursday Floral Love and Fishtail Cottage Thursday. If only one photo appears here, click on Sara’s Fave Photos above for the latest photoblog posts. Scenic and flower photos are almost guaranteed.

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Published Sunday, July 28, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Silver baby ballet shoe

At a lawn party for a neighbor’s one-year-old, the cuteness quotient was off the charts. Don’t you want a pair of shoes like this in your size?

Soft silver leather and a rose for pretty make this the perfect ballet shoe, baby size

Soft silver leather and a rose “for pretty” make this the perfect ballet shoe, baby size

You might visit Outdoor WednesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home, and Fishtail Cottage Thursday. Please be sure to come back soon for more pretty pictures.

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Published Saturday, July 27, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink oriental lilies

These lilies aren’t the first to bloom, but they are worth waiting for. Oriental lilies bloom the latest in the season, but their intense fragrance (one blossom is fine for a big room or more, in my opinion) is so much more thrilling than the no-fragrance Asiatic types. Be careful about brushing close to them, as their pollen can stain clothing.

Pink Oriental lilies bloom in a Seattle garden

Pink Oriental lilies bloom in a Seattle garden

Please visit Ruby Tuesday 2, Skywatch FridayA Piece of HeavenMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Pink Saturday, Outdoor WednesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma TuesdayGarden Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Fishtail Cottage Thursday. Let’s try a new meme, Thursday Floral Love. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon!

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Published Wednesday, July 24, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Paddleboarders at Alki

At the fabulous Alki Art Fair on Saturday, June 20, the people watch was the best, and it included some folks on paddleboards, or longboards. Not sure which is the right word. If you know, please tell me which is which. Isn’t that cool that you can see Seattle’s Space Needle in the distance?

Paddleboarders off Alki Point in Seattle, WA

Paddleboarders off Alki Point in Seattle, WA

Take a peek at Ruby Tuesday 2, Skywatch FridayA Piece of HeavenWater World WednesdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday and Scenic Weekends. Cick on the Sara’s Fave Photos letters on top if there is only one photo on view here. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon!

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Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Camelot roses

After the first flush of bloom in a rose garden, it’s kind of spotty. Some bushes are totally done, or at least resting, and some, like this magnificent Camelot rosebush, are just exploding with blooms. My rose bed gets some late afternoon light, and have you noticed it’s my favorite?

Peach blossoms adorn a Camelot rose bush in late afternoon light

Peachy pink blossoms adorn a Camelot rose bush in late afternoon light

Linking to Pink Saturday, Outdoor WednesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma TuesdayGarden Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Fishtail Cottage Thursday. Check out a new tag or category here in the sidebar to the right. Rose, perhaps? Come visit again soon.

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