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, March 18, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink peony macro

The red tips of the bushes are just beginning to peek through the soil outside, but those red tips will become flower heaven, come June. Here are some perfect pink peonies for your pleasure. Breathe deep, now!

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Ruffled, soft pink, romantic peonies from my garden in June

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Published Sunday, March 17, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple anemone bud

I’m still enjoying the flower photos I took at the NW Flower & Garden show in Seattle last month. Soon I’ll get outside and show what’s starting out there as spring slowly arrives. But these deep purple anemones, paired with pansies, are so perfect and lovely that I just can’t resist.

Purple anemone just coming into bloom

Purple anemone just coming into bloom

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Published Friday, March 15, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Giant star bouquet

Here’s a bouquet that you just don’t see very often: a giant star. It was another of those florist competitors in the NWFGS in Seattle last month. You shudda seen it!

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Dark red roses, hydrangea and chartreuse mums and more make up this gigantic star bouquet

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Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Winter creek

This image is from this time of year, back in New York City, at some park I was visiting. Still lots of wintery bare branches, but the green shows spring is on its way.

Bare branches and roots reflect in a wintery New York City creek

Bare branches and roots reflect in a wintery New York City creek

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Published Monday, March 11, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red amaryllis macro

I have been so happy with my amaryllis bulb which has now rebloomed twice! Here’s a close up of some marvelous petal detail. Can it get any redder?

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Detail of backlit amaryllis petals in close up

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Published Sunday, March 10, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Crocus macro

That effect where only some of the photo is in focus is always a neat one. I think it’s kind of the way the eye sees, having the brain pay attention to only one aspect of things at a time. Anyway, this pretty crocus with a bright orange center was blooming on this date two years ago, and I bet there are a few out there right now.

White crocus with purple stripes, up close and personal

White crocus with purple stripes, up close and personal

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Published Saturday, March 9, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusty kitty purrs

Couldn’t resist this little video of our very, very friendly cat Dusty, purring loudly on my daughter’s lap.

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Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry tree blooming

There’s a spot under Seattle’s viaduct, not far from Pike Place Market, where a couple of cherry trees always bloom early. This is from last year at this time, but I bet they are blooming right now. The glory of Spring!

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Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Witch hazel

This image of blooming yellow witch hazel is from exactly one year ago. Not too many blue skies (or even flowers) around yet this year, but that’s what photo archives are for. It’s from a close by neighbor’s yard, and I really want some for my yard. It smells heavenly.

Yellow witch hazel tree blooming in late February in Normandy Park, WA

Yellow witch hazel tree blooming in late February in Normandy Park, WA

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Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow bouquet

At the NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle that just ended, the theme was Hollywood, and I believe the name of this giant monolith of a display was Sunset Strip. Maybe because it is kind of the colors of the sunset? It was at least 4 or 5 feet tall. Here’s a piece of the center section.

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A rainbow of flowers at the bouquet competition in the NW Flower & Garden Show

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Published Tuesday, February 26, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender rose bouquet

Well, the NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle is over until next year. We had a lot of fun, met some wonderful people, and sold some books, jewelry and prints. Here is a photo I took of one of the florist competition bouquets. Such loveliness.

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Lavender roses and orchids in a lovely NWFGS bouquet

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Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daffodils at the NW Flower & Garden Show

The big NW Flower & Garden Show opens next week in the Convention Center in Seattle. My daughter Lila and I have been working furiously to get ready. Come see us in booth 2806! Here’s the facebook page. We will have many, many sparkling glass tile jewelry pretties, plus stunning photo prints (see a few posts down), and of course, lots of my “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory” books. If you go, be sure to order tickets online before Feb. 19 for a $4 discount.

Here is a photo of classic yellow daffodils I took at last year’s show. We love the early taste of Spring that this show gives us.

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Golden daffodils at the NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

Today I have the honor of having a few more of the photos I took at the NWF&GS on Today’s Flowers. Thank you so much, Denise. I am in very good company.

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