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 Friday, July 12, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plant shadows

I was at a local dance venue, CC’s Lounge in Burien, WA, and the wonderful evening slanted light rays were coming in the front window. Isn’t this mysterious looking?

Houseplants on a sunny windowsill, with shadows

Houseplants on a sunny windowsill, with shadows

Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. Thank you for your visit here!

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Published Thursday, July 11, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

String bean seedling

I was late planting the seeds, it’s true, but I hope that the nice warm weather coming up will make these brand new string bean seedlings do their wonderful thing. They were my mom’s favorite vegetable and I think they are right up there with my own top faves. Easy to grow (but need a little heat and sun) and so delicious to eat, just raw from the garden. Hope, hope!

First true leaves of a string bean seedling, in the sunshine

First true leaves of a baby string bean seedling, in the sunshine

Joining Outdoor WednesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, Hope in Every Season Wednesday (homemaking) and Garden Tuesday. Thanks for your visit here.

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Published Wednesday, July 10, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sweetpea bouquet on the patio

These darling sweetpeas are on my patio table. Take a nice, deep breath, now!

Sweetpea bouquet graces an outdoor table

Sweetpea bouquet graces an outdoor table

This week I’m linking into Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, Hope in Every Season Wednesday (homemaking) and Garden Tuesday. Thanks for your visit here, and come back soon.

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Published Sunday, July 7, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boats on Lake Union

At my friend’s house on the east side of Lake Union, the fireworks on the Fourth were grand (see a few posts down) and to the left of that view from the balcony, we could see all the boats lined up and ready for the fireworks show. See Seattle’s iconic Space Needle in the background.

Boats gather to watch Fourth of July fireworks on Lake Union, Seattle, with the Space Needle all lit up in the evening sky

Boats gather to watch Fourth of July fireworks on Lake Union, Seattle, with the Space Needle all lit up.

Linking to Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections and Scenic Weekends. You might possibly click on a new tag or category here before you leave? Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day.

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Published Sunday, July 7, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Marina reflections

My friend Sherry Edwards took this photo. Isn’t it marvelous?

Sailboats at a marina reflected in golden afternoon light

Sailboats at a marina reflected in golden afternoon light

Linking up to Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsWater World Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Skywatch FridayA Piece of HeavenStraight out of the Camera SundayMonday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, and Weekend Reflections. Please browse around here if you have a minute or two. Thanks for looking!

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Published Saturday, July 6, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden

Here’s the rose garden out front. That late afternoon light is so beautiful, and I don’t mind a little lens flare, do you?

Rose garden with curly willow and dark red smoke tree in the background

Rose garden with curly willow and dark red smoke tree in the background

Participating in Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor WednesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Scenic WeekendsToday’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday and Garden Tuesday. Click around here to see what you can find that’s fun. How about the tag My Garden?

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Published Friday, July 5, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sedum flower

This little hen-and-chicks sedum on my patio is only maybe 1.5″ or 4 cm. across, but it has an amazing flower (see 2nd photo below). I like these succulents because the circular leaf pattern looks like a flower, and then it HAS flowers. The individual pink flower is half an inch or so across.

Today’s Flowers is showing a couple of my photos this weekend. Be sure to visit as many of the participants as you can, and leave a comment so they will know you visited.

Little green and purple hen-and-chicks sedum rosette

Little green and purple hen-and-chicks sedum rosette

Small pink sedum flowers with yellow centers

Small pink sedum flowers with yellow centers

Joining the fun at Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, and Garden Tuesday. Please browse around here and come back soon!

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Published Friday, July 5, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fireworks over Lake Union

Last night we were lucky enough to be at a friend’s place with a spectacular view of Lake Union in Seattle, and the fireworks were as good as we hoped. And loud! Hope you you had a great Fourth, too. I love this image and I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Fireworks explode over Lake Union in Seattle, Washington

Fireworks explode over Lake Union in Seattle, Washington

Joining in at Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday and Scenic Weekends. Don’t forget that if you arrive here and see only one photo above, if you click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above you will see more pretties.

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Published Thursday, July 4, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peach day lily

The day lilies are blooming.

Macro of peach day lily blooming in my garden

Macro of peach day lily blooming in my garden

Joining in at Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, Garden Tuesday and Creative Weekends Friday at the Pink Home. Thank you so much for visiting, and hope you have a happy Fourth of July, the happy celebration of Independence here in the U.S.A.

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Published Monday, July 1, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flat peas growing

This unseasonably hot weather is hard on peas but for now, they are just soaking up the sun. So sweet and crunchy!

Translucent flat peas climbing to the sky

Translucent flat peas climbing to the sky

Visit Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, Garden Tuesday and Creative Weekends Friday at the Pink Home. Thanks for stopping by here, and be sure to browse around as long as you’re already here.

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Published Sunday, June 30, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Glowing Embers hydrangea

Just went out to the garden and saw that the hydrangeas are beginning to show color. Such flower excitement! This one was a gift from friends who needed the space for something else. This year it has recovered from the move and is blooming beautifully for us in a shady spot.

Glowing Embers hydrangea begins to show color in late afternoon light

Glowing Embers hydrangea begins to show color in late afternoon light

You might visit Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, Garden Tuesday and Creative Weekends Friday at the Pink Home. And for some easy tips on how to take better flower photos without any fancy equipment, see my free “7 Secrets” download at the right. Thanks!

 

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Published Sunday, June 30, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snowfire rose with raindrops

The big rains we had recently had an upside besides the garden and lawn’s deep soaking. Roses do not like to be rained on, but if you get out there during a break, you might find some beauty.

Snowfire rose with raindrops in the garden

Snowfire rose with raindrops in the garden

Linking in to Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Water World WednesdayOutdoor Wednesday, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, Garden Tuesday and Creative Weekends Friday at the Pink Home. Thank you for visiting here.

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