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, August 24, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink English roses

These pink English roses were at the home of the same friends who grew the incredible lilies a couple of posts below. What a garden they have!

I’m joining in at My Romantic Home, Flower Art Friday, Flowers on Saturday, Pink Saturday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Friday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2 Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if there is only one photo below. Believe me, there are lots of others here!

pink english roses in the garden, david austin roses, pink roses macro

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Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fort Ebey, WA

This old fort on Whidbey Island in Washington used to watch for Japanese invasion in World War II. You can still see the bunkers and where the big guns were, just in case. Now it’s used for parasailing and the occasional tourist. Wonderful space that made me happy.

Participating in Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Scenic Sunday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Thanks for visiting and come back soon.

fort ebey, ft ebey, open field, picnic table, single tree, path to the water, big puffy cloud, parasailing, paragliding

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Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shoreline at Deception Pass

The view from the bridge at Deception Pass on Whidbey Island in Washington is beautiful, and not just the far distances. Catch the shades of green on this moss at the rocks just north of the bridge!

Check out Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Scenic Sunday. If there’s a photo meme out there for water, I’d like to know about it. I really miss the old Watery Wednesday.

mossy rocks, water, trees, deception pass, pacific northwest

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Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lilies bouquet

We were invited to a fabulous home and garden for a party. Our hosts grew these lilies themselves, and there were more bouquets like this, too. Incredible.

This week I’m joining up at Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, My Romantic Home, Flower Art Friday, Flowers on Saturday, Pink Saturday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Floral Friday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Try another tag or category while you’re here, OK? Just for fun?

stargazer lilies, bouquet of red and pink lilies, big bouquet, glorious bouquet

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Published Wednesday, August 15, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Centennial celebration

Sunday was Victorian Day, the special 100-year birthday party for one of my top fave places on the planet, the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle. The weather was perfect, and many, many people worked hard to make such a fun and creative event. The period costumes were fabulous! I love the pose of the woman and I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Please check out Pink Saturday, My Romantic Home, Flower Art Friday, Flowers on Saturday, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Floral Friday, Scenic Sunday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Thanks for visiting and browsing around here first.

volunteer park conservatory, glass palace, seattle, celebration, flowers

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Published Tuesday, August 14, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double Delight rose

Not this year’s rose, but taken at this time of year, one of my top fave roses, the Double Delight. Strong, spicy, intense fragrance and usually a very strong, vigorous bush. I’ve got to get out there and fertilize!

Participating in Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, My Romantic Home, Flower Art Friday Skywatch Friday, Flowers on Saturday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Floral Friday, Scenic Sunday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. If there’s only the one photo below, please click on the header, Sara’s Fave Photos Blog, to view the other recent posts. You might find one you really like.

double delight rose, rose against a blue sky, red and pink rose, full blown rose, rose with red edges

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Published Friday, August 10, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange daylilies

That tea last week was really quite a photo opportunity for someone like me. Flowers, teapots, and shadows everywhere! I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week, but the one below of dusk at Bowman Bay “floats my boat” as well.

View other neat images at My Romantic Home, Flower Art Friday and Flowers on Saturday (new memes for me), Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Floral Friday, Scenic Sunday, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. If there’s only one image below, be sure to click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see the whole blog here. Thanks!

orange daylilies, shadows, garden tea, flowers on a table

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Published Thursday, August 9, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusk at Bowman Bay

This photo gives me such a feeling of peace. I love the quiet at the water’s edge. Bowman Bay is part of Deception Pass State Park, in western Washington. That is Puget Sound you are looking at. May all your days end this peacefully.

Participating in Unique Exposures, Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Weekend Reflections, and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera). Thank you so much for visiting here. Come back soon! And please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if there is only one photo below.

deception pass, deception pass state park, dusk at water's edge, sailboat at dusk, islands in silhouette

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Published Tuesday, August 7, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden Tea

The pretty teapot two posts below needs some context. The scene and day was so lovely, I thought I’d show you the deck and tables all set out. Let’s have a tea party!

Participating at Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Ruby Tuesday 2. Thanks for stopping by.

tea party in the garden, dappled sunshine on deck,woodsy party setting

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Published Sunday, August 5, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea macro

Hydrangeas are some of my top fave flowers. Not only do they bloom in quite deep shade, as well as in the sun in this latitude, but they are super easy to propagate. When cutting back in the spring (they bloom on old wood, so don’t go too far), take some woody stems you’ve pruned and stick them into the ground pretty well, under the mother plant so they get shaded and do not dry out. Keep them watered and maybe in July, check on them and I bet that more than one will be sprouting new leaves, showing you it has rooted. Dig it up, pot it up, and voila, a new hydrangea plant!

One other thing about hydrangeas: as shown by their name, they need water! Do not let them dry out, and wilting is hard on a plant. But at least it will forgive you and recover, if not too very dry.

I am participating in Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Floral Friday. If you have arrived here via a link and there is only this one photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the complete production.

partly blue hydrangea, garden hydrangea, blue and green hydrangea, puffballs

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Published Saturday, August 4, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Teapot with flowers

One of the members of our local Garden Club does teas so very well. Her deck is just heaven on earth on a lovely summer day. Yesterday she put on one of her famous teas for us, and dressed the tables up so prettily with mini-bouquets in tiny teapots. I love this idea and must get some small teapots to do it, too.

More cool photos at Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Macro Monday, Scenic Sunday, Color Carnival, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday, and Ruby Tuesday 2. Thanks for visiting here, and come back soon!

bouquet in old teapot, outdoor bouquet in tea pot on lace tablecloth, summertime, teatime, nosegay

 

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Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coupeville sailboat races

On our short little getaway last week, a little visit to Coupeville on Whidbey Island, Washington, was just the thing. Victorian houses with pretty gardens, adorable shops, and scenic boats and sky, not to mention perfect temperatures, made for much happiness. Isn’t this sky just great?

Participating in Ruby Tuesday 2, Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Weekend Reflections, and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera). Thank you so much for taking a peek here.

tiny boats, cirrus clouds, sailboats, boats with red sails, coupeville, puget sound, whidbey island

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