Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Monday, March 25, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry blossoms

In Belltown (a trendy neighborhood in Seattle) on Friday, lots of cherry trees, some with these burgundy colored leaves, were blooming. Here’s a pretty photo with the heavenly blue sky showing in the background. NOTE: I’ve been advised that these are plum blossoms, not cherry. Still beautiful!

Ornamental cherry blossoms at the peak of their bloom.

Ornamental cherry blossoms at the peak of their bloom.

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Published Saturday, March 23, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Glass building reflections

Finally, a current photo, hot off the memory card. I was lucky enough to be in Belltown yesterday, an area of Seattle I don’t usually get to walk around. And it was sunny!

Trees and sky reflected in a glass building in Seattle

Trees, other buildings and sky reflected in a glass building in Seattle

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Published Thursday, March 21, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burien, WA in Springtime

The weather has been so cold, gray and rainy, but there have been “sunbreaks.” This was taken during one of them at this time last year. You are looking south on First Avenue in Burien, not so far from me, south of Seattle. Puffy clouds and pink trees make a landscape for me, any time.

Spring scene with cherry trees and clouds in Burien, Washington.

Spring scene with cherry trees and clouds in Burien, Washington.

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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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