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 Tuesday, May 8, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lady’s mantle

This pretty low plant is so poetically named. It doesn’t do much in terms of flowers, but the odd rain shower is so thrilling on their leaves.

Shade-loving Lady’s mantle is so cute after any rain at all. Diamonds!

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Published Monday, May 7, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink rhododendrons

The very small city I live in, Normandy Park, WA, is noted for its rhododendrons and evergreens. This was at my house yesterday.

A cedar tree maybe 300 years old in the background, and a pink rhodie with a dark pink throat.

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Published Sunday, May 6, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Parrot tulip macro

Another brilliant frilly tulip from the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle.

Yellow parrot tulip with red-orange edges, in sunshine

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Published Friday, May 4, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Starbucks Roastery

Did a tourist thing in Seattle and finally went to see the huge Starbucks Reserve roastery place downtown. My goodness gracious!

Coffee machines, copper tubing and who knows what else at the big Starbucks place in Seattle

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Published Thursday, May 3, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Apple blossoms

It was overcast but the little apple tree was blooming anyhow. Hope the bees find it.

White with delicate tinges of pink: apple blossom perfection

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Published Tuesday, May 1, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Duck in creek

This mallard duck hen was looking fine at Country Village, in Bothell, WA. See post below this for a video of a few other members of her family.

Scenic duck swimming in a creek in springtime

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Published Sunday, April 29, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mallard duck family

Went to Country Village in Bothell, WA for lunch, shopping, and ducklings!

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Published Friday, April 27, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peachy parrot tulip

Tulip season is almost over. I love their explosions of color and form!

Sun and shadow on the frilly petals of this parrot tulip, in shades of pink and peach, seen at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in March

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Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Canna leaves

At my favorite Seattle haunt, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, I got to peek into one of the lower support greenhouses. One of the perks of volunteering!

Red, purple and green striations in the big leaves of canna lily foliage

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Published Sunday, April 22, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink trees in Seattle

We were downtown Seattle for my birthday and I was so happy to see this street scene filled with puffy pink trees!

Seattle across from Pike Place Market, at dusk, complete with the words Seattle and Coffee.

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Published Thursday, April 19, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frittilaria at the flower show

Back in February, frittilaria at the NW Flower & Garden show in Seattle—soon appearing in your backyard, if you planted some bulbs.

Delightful frittilaria, also known as “checkered tulips,” are pretty easy to grow in the garden

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Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower cake

Looking back at some of the wonderful images from Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Show in February. It still feels like February outside right now!

Extremely realistic cake decorated with icing flowers at the NWFGS

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