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, 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

Joining up in Monday Mellow Yellows, Catching the Light MondayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Macro Monday, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s FlowersRuby Tuesday 2 and Pink Saturday. Stop by and visit them if you get a chance. Thanks so much for stopping by here! Remember, if there is only one photo visible here, do click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see the rest.

 

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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.

Also participating in Monday Mellow Yellows, Catching the Light MondayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Macro Monday, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, and NF Blo-Ma Tuesday. Stop by and visit for some lovely images.

 

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

April lilacs

I know I’m rushing the season, but coming across these pinkish lavender lilacs I just had to post them. They bloomed in April in 2010 and maybe we’ll see lilacs in April this year, too. Right now that seems impossibly far away. Breathe that scent deep, now!

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Old fashioned lilacs blooming in April 2010

Linking to Today’s Flowers, My Romantic Home, Floral Friday, Weekend FlowersNF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Pink SaturdayScenic Weekends, and Outdoor Wednesday. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see other pretty photos. Thank you for visiting, come back soon!

 

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

Scenic overlook

Yet another view of the scenic overlook near my house. This was taken on this date a couple of years back. Have a great weekend!

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Scenic overlook of Puget Sound at dusk in Normandy Park, Washington

Joining up at Catching the Light Monday, My Romantic Home, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Nature’s Footsteps Waters Sunday, Pink Saturday, Weekend Reflections and Scenic Weekends. Thanks so much for visiting!

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Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink hellebore

This soft pink hellebore, or helleborus, flower, was in a Garden Club flower show. Aren’t they just the most romantic flowers? And blooming in early February, to boot. The ones in my garden are not this far along, but they’ll get there.

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Pretty pink hellebore at a Garden Club flower show

Participating at Today’s Flowers, My Romantic Home, Floral Friday, Weekend FlowersNF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Photog Friday, Catching the Light Monday, and Macro Monday. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for more photos. Thanks so much for visiting, and hope to see you again soon.

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Published Monday, February 4, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Slideshow in Des Moines, WA

I know it’s a bit of late notice, but I’ve just been so busy preparing for my SLIDESHOW of pretty pictures from my book coming right up on Weds., Feb. 6, 2013 in Des Moines, WA at 10:45am. Lunch is included with admission of $9. The Chinook District of the Washington Garden Clubs is having me speak and show images from my book “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory.” The amazing and gifted senior gardener David Helegson will also be there to say what’s going on with the drama at the Conservatory, and answer horticultural questions, too. Here’s the link to the facebook page.

And something new! Besides having the book and some of the sparkly jewelry we make from it there, we’ll also have the brand new 8×10 matted prints of some favorite images from my book! This photo does NOT do them justice.

Matted photo prints from "Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory"

Matted photo prints from “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory”

The fern, I think, is my own top fave. You?

Linking up to Today’s Flowers, My Romantic Home, Floral Friday, Weekend FlowersNF Blo-Ma, Ruby Tuesday 2, Pink Saturday, and Monday Mellow Yellows.

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Published Friday, February 1, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Duck swimming at sunset

Looking thru the archives for something with water, I found this image I took in Las Vegas a couple of years ago. I believe it was at the Flamingo Hotel. And you just can’t go wrong with water AND sunset light.

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Black and white duck on pink sunset water

Linking to Pink Saturday, Catching the Light, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Nature’s Footsteps Waters, Photog Friday, Camera Critters, Scenic Weekends, Thursday Challenge (Water) and Weekend Reflections. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon! Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see some other neat images.

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Published Tuesday, January 29, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snapdragon macro

This pretty snapdragon flower stem is from the garden in our last house. That location had one really great feature of getting late afternoon sunlight, almost from the horizon. What a flower photography bonus! If you’ve read my “7 Secrets” of better photos (free download at the right) you’ll know I’m a big fan of sideways light. Anyway, it’s reminding me to plant some snap seeds this year.

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Frilly snapdragon flowers

Linking up to Today’s Flowers, My Romantic Home, Floral Friday, Weekend FlowersNF Blo-Ma, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Photog Friday, Catching the Light, Scenic Weekends and Macro Monday. To view a few more photos here, click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks so much for visiting, and come back soon.

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Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colored calla lilies bouquet

The NW Flower & Garden Show is coming up in a few weeks here in Seattle at the Convention Center, and my daughter Lila and I will be there at Love That Image‘s booth 2806 with the book, the jewelry, and now prints as well. So exciting! Naturally (besides madly making jewelry pretties) I am taking a look at some past favorite flower photos I have taken there. This one just thrills me. I have no idea what the textured yellow ball flowers are. Anyone?

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Calla lily bouquet with mystery yellow ball flowers

Joining up this week at Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend FlowersNF Blo-Ma, Ruby Tuesday 2, Photog Friday and Macro Monday. To see about ten more photos here, click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you again soon.

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Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Horse in fog

It’s been quite cold and foggy in the mornings. Today it was very white and peaceful out there. The horse in the pasture next door added a nice, scenic element. Thanks, horsie!

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Horse grazing on a foggy winter morning

Participating in Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Nature’s Footsteps Waters, Photog Friday, Camera Critters and Scenic Weekends. Thanks so much for visiting!

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Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red glads

Here’s a little peek back into summer for you. These red glads (gladioli?) were taken in my backyard at the beginning of August. Oh, it will get here again, I am sure.

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Dark red gladiolus

Participating in My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend FlowersNF Blo-Ma, Ruby Tuesday 2, Photog Friday and Macro Monday. If you’d like to see about ten more photos here, click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks!

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Published Tuesday, January 15, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ferris wheel sunset

What a difference a few days makes (see a few posts down)! I know I shouldn’t take photos while I am driving, but who could resist with a view like this out the window? This view from the elevated Viaduct won’t be here much longer, either. I just point the camera in the general direction, take as many as it can take, and sometimes I am lucky, like with this beauty. This is Seattle’s brand new ferris wheel, just opened this summer.

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Sunset over Seattle’s newest waterfront attraction, a giant ferris wheel

Visit Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Nature’s Footsteps Waters, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Photog Friday, Catching the Light, and Scenic Weekends. If there’s only the one photo here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for the rest of the pretty pictures. Thanks and hope to see you again soon.

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