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 Friday, December 14, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset at the overlook

It’s been awhile since I posted a view from the overlook near my house. This was taken on the numerologically important day of 12-12-12. In all the clouds and rain Seattle has been having since mid-October (after a fabulous summer of sunshine) that day the sun managed to peek out briefly and I was there. Hope you enjoy this view of the ephemeral magic of the setting sun.

Joining up in Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Scenic Sunday, My Romantic Home, Pink Saturday, Water World Wednesday, Nature’s Footsteps Waters and Weekend Reflections. To see all the recent images, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!

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Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Posts on a pier

Today I went to meet up with a dear friend in Port Orchard, WA (Hi, Marsha!) and she drove me to this scenic pier in Manchester, the next town over. Even in the rain, or maybe especially in the rain, I liked the feeling of being able to walk off into the distance. But it was cold out there!

This week I’m participating in Scenic Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Skywatch Friday, Water World Wednesday, Nature’s Footsteps Waters, Weekend Reflections, and A Piece of Heaven. If there is only one photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog, above. Perhaps try a search like “pier” to see some other neat watery photos. Thanks for visiting, and please come back soon.

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Published Sunday, December 9, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Glittering Xmas tree

I was at the open house at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle on Friday and it was so cool. That model train they have this year is the neatest thing. I’ll do a photo of that later on, but now I just wanted to share a shot of the prettiest, glitteriest, most festive tree I’ve seen in a long time. Wish this was my tree at home!

Participating in My Romantic Home, Mellow Yellow Monday, Pink Saturday, Weekend Reflections, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, and Ruby Tuesday 2. To see all the recent images, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!

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Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink bromeliad

I love this kind of bromeliad flower. My mom used to live in South Florida (today she would have been 96 years old!) and she grew them in her yard. This pretty specimen was grown by the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, and it was blooming in May. Since this is one of the flowers in my book about the flowers there, I know the name is Silver Vase Bromeliad, Aechmea fasciata.

Visit Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Wordless Wednesday and Pink Saturday. You might try an odd search like “spiky” or a tag like Volunteer Park Conservatory on the right to see some new photos here. Thank you for stopping by.

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Published Friday, November 30, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset from the Seattle viaduct

Taken last year at this time, a sunset view of Puget Sound from the soon-to-be-demolished Seattle viaduct. See the seagull in the lower left? Joining in SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Pink Saturday, Skywatch Friday, Water World Wednesday, Nature’s Footsteps Waters and A Piece of Heaven. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if there is only one photo below. Perhaps try a tag like Cloudscape to see some pretty pictures! Thanks for visiting and come back soon.

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Published Thursday, November 29, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fruit bowl

Winter in Seattle, so far north, can be challenging when the light is so reduced. But the good part of the low-angled sun is that when it actually is sunny, the light streams in the south windows and makes marvelous shadows. This is my kitchen counter the other day. I love this image and I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week. Thanks for stopping by!

Participating in SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Shadow Shot Sunday 2, My Romantic Home, Mellow Yellow Monday, Macro Monday, and Ruby Tuesday 2.

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Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow orchid cactus

I feel like we need to see a burst of color. This rainbow orchid cactus or Epiphyllum was blooming its heart out at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle last May. In the background on the left is a red anthurium, and see the pretty coleus leaves edged with yellow scallops. What a color blast!

You might pay a visit to Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Wordless Wednesday, Mellow Yellow Monday, and Ruby Tuesday 2. Enjoy!

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Published Monday, November 26, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red bird feeder in autumn

Walking to our neighbors’ the other day, their front yard had the loveliest red bird feeder, scenic and against the rainy leaves. Hope the birdies appreciate the pretty leaves as much as we do.

Joining this post in Outdoor Wednesday, My Romantic Home, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Mellow Yellow Monday, Pink Saturday, and Ruby Tuesday 2. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if there’s only one photo below. So glad you stopped by.

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Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snowfire rose

No, this rose is not still blooming now, but I miss my roses so much. Here is a pretty one that was in the garden in September, a red Snowfire rose, with the outside of each petal in white. The little pocket Canon camera I use (Powershot S95) tends to saturate the colors quite a bit, but it’s still very close to real life. And don’t forget to download the Seven Secrets to Better Photos at right for some simple, no-fuss techniques.

Participating in Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Outdoor Wednesday, Macro Monday, My Romantic Home, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Pink Saturday, and Ruby Tuesday 2. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if you’d like to see all the recent pretty pictures. Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!

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Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red Fordomatic truck

Walking in my South Seattle neighborhood not too long ago, I came across this perfectly red and shiny Fordomatic truck, obviously labored over and loved. I was glad I took photos of it, because an hour later it was gone. Here are two views. Which one do you like better?

red fordomatic truck

red fordomatic truck, side view, shiny, restoration

Joining up in Skywatch Friday (see it in the top bumper?), A Piece of Heaven. Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Wordless Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Ruby Tuesday 2. To see all the recent images, mostly scenic and nature, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!

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Published Tuesday, November 20, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow leaves against the sky

The season is advancing and the leaves are leaving, but a few still hang on. These yellow maple leaves against the puffy white clouds are autumn itself, to me.

Participating in My Romantic Home, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Skywatch Fridayand A Piece of Heaven. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if there is only one photo below. Thanks! Come back soon!

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Published Saturday, November 17, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Poppies in a vineyard

It’s a long way to May, but I’m missing the pretty weather already. This photo is similar to one I posted before, but thought you wouldn’t mind another look into a Sonoma County, California vineyard, with both orange California poppies and the more European-looking red ones, in among the grapevines. This was taken by Lila Greenfield in May, and thank you, Lila!

Linking up with Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Outdoor Wednesday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and Ruby Tuesday 2. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see all the recent posts. Thanks for stopping by, and come back soon!

red poppies in vineyard, perspective, northern california, california poppies, grapevines

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