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 Sunday, October 7, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange hibiscus

I went to the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle today. Be sure and see the Angels Trumpets (brugmansia) before they are finished blooming! I like brugmansia so much that I put them on the cover of my book. Look for a post about the ones I saw today soon.

As usual at the VPC, there is much beauty to see. This flame-colored orange hibiscus really caught my eye. It felt like I was in Hawaii!

You might visit Mellow Yellow Monday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Ruby Tuesday 2 for more interesting photos around the planet. As always, if there is only one single photo below, clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above will reveal the latest images. Try it!

orange hibiscus, coleus leaves, boston fern leaves, orange hibiscus with red center

 

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Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset clouds

The weather has been fabulous in the Seattle area, with cloudless blue skies almost every day. There were some sunset clouds the other day and I had to get outside and take a few photos. These clouds look like a giant flame to me.

Linking up at Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday, A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, My Romantic Home, and Scenic Sunday. Fine places to visit for some neat photos with a theme.

Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if you’d like to see the recent photos here, and thanks for visiting. Come back soon!

pink clouds, sunset in the Pacific Northwest, tree tips in sunset skies, treetops in sunset, swirly clouds

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Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boat reflections

When we went crabbing last month with friends with a boat in the Cap Sante marina in Anacortes, WA, I was entranced by the reflections of the boats on the water in the blessed sunshine. I hope you like this one.

Linking this week at A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Water World Wednesday and Nature’s Footsteps Waters. If only the boat photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see recent posts. Thank you so much for visiting, and please let me know what you think and how I might improve.

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Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender Fall Crocus

This might not really be a crocus, but that’s what they are usually called. The scientific name is Colchicum. These bulbs appear in early fall, with buds first and no leaves showing, and the splash of color is so welcome in the garden when not much else is blooming. These are from my garden, just a couple of weeks ago.

Joining in at Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Pink Saturday, Macro Monday, My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, Outdoor Wednesday, and Simple Things. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if only one photo is here.

fall crocus macro, lavender fall crocus, Colchicum, pink petals, sunshine on flowers

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Published Sunday, September 30, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Camelot rose

This pretty Camelot rose in my front garden is such a sweet and fragrant flower. It does have a little habit of dropping its petals almost as soon as it becomes fully open, but you just can’t have everything. I do like to keep the beds picked up (leaves and petals) to try to minimize black spot, but aside from looking neater, I don’t know that it really makes a difference. But such is gardening life.

Linking up at Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Pink Saturday, Scenic Sunday, Macro Monday, My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, Outdoor Wednesday, and Ruby Tuesday 2, plus a brand new meme, Simple Things. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog if you see only the one, lonely rose photo. Thanks!

granidflora rose, coral rose, Camelot rose, open rose and buds, rose in the garden, deep pink rose with white blush

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Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red petunias in hanging basket

A quick visit to the Visitor Center at the Arboretum in Seattle (they are now carrying my book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory, and might carry our new glass tile jewelry as well), and of course I need to see what’s pretty to photograph. Here’s one of a group of lovely hanging baskets outside the Visitor Center.

I’m participating at Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, Outdoor Wednesday, and Ruby Tuesday 2. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog if you see only this one photo below. There are so many others to see here! The photo post directly below is particularly wonderful, if I do say so myself. Thanks for stopping by.

arboretum, hanging basket, red flowers, red petunias, sunlight

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Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bowman Bay at sunset

Here’s another image of incredibly scenic Bowman Bay, at dusk. When I see a pink sky, I get such a photo thrill, I can’t tell you. And when that pink sky is over a scenic place, and I have a camera (of course!) and I can take the shot, there is such a deep satisfaction. And the best part is sharing it with you all, dear readers! Even though it’s only Tuesday evening, I love this image and I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Participating this week at Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday, A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Scenic Sunday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Today I am linking to TWO new memes, Water World Wednesday and Nature’s Footsteps Waters. If this is the only photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the latest posts. Thank you so much for visiting, and please let me know what you think of this post. Candor appreciated.

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Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender asters

Asters are the “stars” of the late summer garden. I have some that need staking, and these lavender ones are much better behaved. Let’s hear it for perennials, back bigger and better each year.

Please visit Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Sunday, Macro Monday, My Romantic Home, and Mellow Yellow Monday. If there is only one photo here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks for visiting—come back soon!

aster flowers, lavender with yellow center, daisy-like flowers, garden flowers

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Published Saturday, September 22, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose back

Another view of a red rose in my garden today for your enjoyment.

Linking up at Pink Saturday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Sunday, Macro Monday, My Romantic Home, and Ruby Tuesday 2. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if there is only one photo here. Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you again soon.

red rose, rose in the garden, back of open rose, rose macro, rose from the back

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Published Friday, September 21, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pier at Bowman Bay, WA

Our recent camping trip at Deception Pass State Park at Bowman Bay was blessed with sunny weather. We have had about six weeks solid of sunny weather in August and September in Seattle and it has been fabulous. The most sunshine in the nine years that I have been in the area, and I can’t tell you how much appreciated. In any case, here is a look towards the end of the pier at Bowman Bay. Shall we take a stroll?

Lots of interesting entries in A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Scenic Sunday. If this is the only photo below, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the latest posts.

wooden pier, sunshine, puget sound, perspective

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Published Tuesday, September 18, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dark red Oklahoma rose

Since I fed my roses the nasty food they love so much, they have rewarded me with better color, bigger flowers, the works. I did add alfalfa meal, so maybe that’s why they look so good now. Late in the season, but I’ll take it! This deliciously dark red Oklahoma rose is one of my favorites. Isn’t the bubbly looking background fun? Just set that aperture wide and there you go!

This post is joining in Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Flower Art Friday, Weekend Flowers, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Sunday, Macro Monday, My Romantic Home, and Ruby Tuesday 2. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos above if there is only one photo below so you’re sure of seeing the latest photos.

dark red rose, red rose in the garden, Oklahoma roses

 

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Published Monday, September 17, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The Maiden of Deception Pass

On our camping vacation to Deception Pass State Park in Washington, we stayed in the Bowman Bay area and hiked to Rosario Beach. What fun! The coast Salish native peoples carved large images, not totem poles, and this image of the legend of Maiden of Deception Pass was made for the Samish people by Fidalgo Island artist Tracy Powell in 1983. It is perhaps 20 feet tall! You can see the waters of the Pacific Ocean in the background.

I am participating in A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Scenic Sunday and Shadow Shot Sunday 2. If this is the only photo showing below, be sure to click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see them all. Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

maiden of deception pass, samish people, salish people, big wooden statue, woman with fish overhead

 

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