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, 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

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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

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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

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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

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Published Monday, July 22, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Drying herbs

I’ve been picking some of the lavender and put some nails in the carport so I could hang up the bunches, tied in rough twine. And before the mint goes to flowers, why don’t you cut some and dry that, too? Mint tea is wonderful.

Peppermint leaves and lavender drying in a breezy, shaded area

Peppermint leaves and lavender drying in a breezy, shaded area

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Published Sunday, July 21, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peach nasturtiums

Peach and red nasturtiums with variegated leaves from my patio garden. Don’t you love those round leaves?

Peach nasturtiums with red throat and variegated leaves

Peachy orange nasturtiums with red throat and variegated leaves

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Published Sunday, July 21, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roof rainbow

A recent rainbow over my local Trader Joe store in Burien, Washington:

Late afternoon rainbow arches in the cloudy sky

Late afternoon rainbow arches in the cloudy sky

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Published Friday, July 19, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pansy necklace

I’m excited about being in the Alki Art Fair tomorrow, West Seattle’s great music and crafts event on the beach. It runs all weekend, but I will be there in Booth 19 just on Saturday, 10 to 6pm. The music goes to 9pm. It’s going to be warm and beautiful, so be sure to wear a hat and come on by. I’ll have lots of new designs of the sparkling Glass Tile Jewelry (sorry, jewelry not available online yet) that my daughter Lila and I make from the pages of my book, “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory.”

The story of the jewelry: We were at a craft fair selling my books as a holiday gift item. Daughter Lila noticed all the traffic at jewelry booths nearby and said we could make jewelry from one of my books we had with a damaged cover. Me: “Excuse me???” Lila: “I saw it on Pinterest.” Next thing I know, we are in the jewelry business.

Glass Tile Jewelry pansy necklace on silky black cord

Glass Tile Jewelry pansy necklace with heavily plated silver finding on silky black cord

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Published Wednesday, July 17, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers for bouquets

Our friends with the gorgeous deck (see post just below) got married on Sunday, and I got to make some bouquets for their backyard ceremony. They have lovely flowers there but it would have been a shame to pick them, and I have so many. Our friends are also neighbors so they strolled over and chose what they wanted, brought the “vases,” and I had fun creating six matching bouquets in a rainbow of bright colors.

Garden flowers getting ready for wedding centerpieces using blue mason jars

Garden flowers getting ready for wedding centerpieces using blue mason jars

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Published Tuesday, July 16, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Deck with geraniums

This photo of my friends’ deck has so much more than geraniums. I want this deck at my home.

White wicker chair invites on a deck with geraniums, fuchsia and hydrangea

White wicker chair invites on a deck with geraniums, fuchsia and hydrangea

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Published Tuesday, July 16, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sculpture Park path

The Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle was in fine form last evening. Shall we take a stroll to the water?

Gravel path to the waterfront in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle

Gravel path to the waterfront in the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle

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Published Sunday, July 14, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple clematis

At friends’ garden for their wedding today, a glorious experience. Here are some purple/lavender clematis flowers (about the size of my hand), climbing up a wall.

Purple clematis blooming in a Seattle garden in July

Purple clematis blooming in a Seattle garden in July

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