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 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

Please visit Monday Mellow Yellows, Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday and Scenic Weekends. If there is only one photo on view here, click on the Sara’s Fave Photos letters on top for more pretty pictures. Thanks!

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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

Linking to Monday Mellow Yellows, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, My Romantic HomeMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday and Fishtail Cottage Thursday. Hope to see you at Alki Beach on Saturday, July 20th!

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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

See Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Abundance), Water World Wednesday, and Garden Tuesday. Thanks for your visit here!

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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

Linking to Ruby Tuesday 2, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor WednesdayToday’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Abundance), and Garden Tuesday. Hope you come back soon for more pretty pictures.

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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

Joining up at Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, and Scenic Weekends. Please do browse around here before you go, and start by clicking on the Sara’s Fave Photos curly letters on top if there is only this one photo appearing. Thanks!

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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

Joining up at Outdoor WednesdayToday’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, My Romantic Home, Fishtail Cottage Wednesday, Macro Monday, and Garden Tuesday. Thank you for visiting here, and please come back soon.

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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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