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, November 16, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose in the rain

Only a few short weeks ago, it began to rain, and in Seattle, that’s the last we might see of real sunshine until next summer. It doesn’t rain too much in inches, but it sure stays wet. Here is a Peace rose that got drenched, before I cut it to bring inside.

You might enjoy a visit to Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Monday, Weekend Flowers, My Romantic Home, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Water World Wednesday and Nature’s Footsteps Waters. If you see only one photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see all the recent posts. Thank you so much for visiting!

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Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burien sculpture

This neat sculpture in the town plaza in downtown Burien, Washington sure looked good in the late day light the other day. I don’t know anything about it, but I like it. That red!

Linking in at SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. If there is only one photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above, and thanks for stopping by.

Note: Just found out that this sculpture is called Helios Pavilion. The B-town blog picked up this photo and ran some info about it. Now I know!

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Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow autumn leaves

After all that rain we had, the display of autumn leaves are mostly done here in Seattle, but these golden yellow Japanese maple leaves half in the shadows are still giving us a show. And don’t you love that tiny red stem?

Participating at My Romantic Home, Macro Monday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Be sure to try a new tag or category while you are here, just for fun, and thanks for visiting.

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Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Glass tile jewelry rainbow

I don’t know why I haven’t posted much about it, but I’ve been a busy bee with my new business, Love That Image glass tile jewelry. It’s made from the actual pages of my book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. How it came about is that last year when I was at a craft fair with my daughter Lila, selling the Flowers book as a holiday gift, she saw all the crowds at neighboring booths selling jewelry and said, “Mom, why don’t we make jewelry from your book? I saw on Pinterest how to do that.” I was amazed at the whole idea and had no clue what she might be talking about.

Next thing I knew, we were in the jewelry business. Pinterest changed my life!

It’s a year later and we’ve learned a lot, experimented, and come up with so many pretty designs that the only problem is choosing. For now, we are selling to stores and in craft fairs only. We just had a spectacular success at the Kent WA Holiday Craft Market and we certainly will do that again next year. Check out the new Jewelry page on the navigation bar above to see other locations where the jewelry is available. Do let us know if there’s a store near you that you think would be a good fit to carry them.

The next time you can see all the pieces in person will be at the Normandy Park, WA Cove Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 1. If you are in the area, we hope you will drop by and say hi. Of course I’ll be signing books there, too!

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I’m linking up at My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Monday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Thursday Challenge (Orange), Wordless Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Pink Saturday, and Mellow Yellow Monday. I really like this photo, set up by Lila, and I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week. Thanks for stopping by!

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Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mt. Rainier at dawn

I so rarely get up really early (I am NOT a morning person) that it was just a fluke that on Friday when I had to, there was Mt. Rainier with snow on top, just visible from our backyard, all lit up with a peachy glow. It helped the early hour, believe me.

Photo memes this week: My Romantic Home, Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday, Thursday Challenge (Orange), Wordless Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, and Mellow Yellow Monday. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if there is only one photo below. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon!

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Published Sunday, November 4, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Perennial bachelor buttons

It’s too wet right now to go outside and find something blooming that looks nice enough to show you here. Only my fave photos get posted! Thought you’d like to see these pretty blue/purple flowers, a very sturdy grower and great cut flower. This perennial bachelor buttons or Centaurea montana (also called Mountain Bluet) was growing in my garden in May. I think they might be in the thistle family, and related to artichoke plants.

Participating in: My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Monday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera) and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. If you only see one photo below, you might click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above or a tag at right to see many other pretty flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

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Published Saturday, November 3, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coleus leaves

These chartreuse (yellow-green) and reddish-purple coleus leaves were in a planting bed at a building not far from me. I love the way they look and wish I had some fabric in this pattern.

Photo memes this week: Mellow Yellow Monday, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and Ruby Tuesday 2. If only one photo below, do click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the rest. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon!

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Published Thursday, November 1, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red autumn leaves

It’s been raining for three weeks straight, but the archives have lots of sunshine, thank goodness. Sometimes I just don’t want to go outside with the camera when it’s really dripping wet. Enjoy this autumn bliss!

Participating in various photo memes this week: Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and Ruby Tuesday 2. If you only see one photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the others. Thanks for stopping by!

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Published Monday, October 29, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple passion flower

My Seattle friend Sherry has an amazing garden, and even got her passion flower vine to bloom in October!

Linking at My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Macro Monday, Weekend Flowers, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Wordless Wednesday, Flower Art Friday, and Outdoor Wednesday. Please click on a new tag or category to see some new photos, just for fun, and thanks so much for stopping by.   

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Published Friday, October 26, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory in sunshine

Less than three weeks gone by and it seems like another era. The sun is done and the rains have come. Here’s what Seattle’s iconic Volunteer Park Conservatory looked like in our amazing summer which lasted until the middle of October. I think this image is great photo journalism and I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Linking in at Skywatch Friday A Piece of Heaven, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and Ruby Tuesday 2. If you only see the Conservatory photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the rest. Thanks!

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Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dahlia with raindrop

Flowers and a bit of rain are a great photo combo. Don’t get your camera wet, but do get out there if there’s a break in the wet. Isn’t this a pretty one? Love those late season dahlias.

This week I’m joining up at My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Monday, Weekend Flowers, Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Wordless Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday and Nature’s Footsteps Waters. If you see only one photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see all the recent posts. Thank you so much for visiting!

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Published Monday, October 22, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pike Place Market peppers

If you’ve ever gone to Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market in the fall, you know to visit the pepper sellers. Every year they create these little works  of art, some with their primary colors even brighter against blue tarps. They are so pretty! Each year I buy one and use the peppers all year in soups and stews. You can make a LOT of spicy stew with one of these babies.

Participating at Mellow Yellow Monday, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday and Macro Monday. If you see only the peppers photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for all the others. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon!

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