Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Thursday, July 26, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cap Sante marina boats

While we were camping at Deception Pass, our friends with a boat invited us to it for a drink. They keep the pretty cabin cruiser docked at the Cap Sante marina in Anacortes, WA, only a few minutes away from where we were. The magic of cellphones! Walking out to their slip, I was just blown away by the beauty of the sun, the water, and the scene. This one, too, is just straight out of the camera. Love those sunny days.

Take a look at Scenic Sunday, Color Carnival, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Weekend Reflections, and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera) for other neat photos. Thanks so much for stopping by here, and please do leave a comment if you have something you’d like to say.

boats, sailboats, marina, sunny, water reflections, blue sky, cap sante, anacortes, washington

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Published Monday, July 23, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wooden kayaks

Strolling along the shore at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park in Washington, I encountered this gorgeous pair of wooden kayaks. The light, the scenery, the kayaks made this one of my top fave shots, ever. It’s completely straight out of the camera (see SOOC Sunday for more), too: just all there waiting for me to click the shutter. And only seconds later, the owner of the beauteous boats came and dragged them to the parking lot, and that was that. You gotta be quick. I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week, but this is a good week for scenic photos for me, so please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above and check out the other images, especially the ones immediately above and below this post.

This photo is entered in Ruby Tuesday 2, Scenic Sunday, Color Carnival, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks  so much for visiting!

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Published Sunday, July 22, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink thistle

Close to the water at Bowman Bay, part of Deception Pass State Park in the Pacific Northwest, were growing these pink flowers, which I’m pretty sure are in the thistle family. They were about waist high. In the background is the pier into the bay, a lovely stroll out towards even more beautiful views.

Visit Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday and Macro Monday for other interesting images. So glad you could drop by here.

deception pass, bowman bay, state park, pink thistle flower, pink puff flower, water and pier in the background

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Published Sunday, July 22, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bowman Bay in Deception Pass, WA

We went camping. A short trip filled with fabulous weather, pouring rain, and absolutely gorgeous scenic views. Deception Pass State Park may be a bit noisy with the jets from a naval base thundering overhead, but it was so very lovely, I forgave the noise. That said, I did wait quite a while for the silence I wanted as a background for this very short video of the waves lapping the shore at Bowman Bay. We camped only a few hundred feet from this shore. Lucky us!

Participating in  Scenic Sunday and Outdoor Wednesday. Thanks for visiting!

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Published Sunday, July 15, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Petunias, pansies, and a birdhouse

My friend with the pretty hostas can do flowers so well. Here’s a sunshiny shot of the flowers on her shaded deck. Yes, there were cookies and iced tea, too!

Interesting sites for you: Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Color Carnival and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera).

pink petunias in terra cotta planter, yellow and black pansies, sunshine on a porch

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Published Thursday, July 12, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fireworks in a blue sky

There were some really beautiful moments last week on the Fourth with the clear skies we had. Here’s a peek at how lovely the fireworks looked on a sky not fully dark. All around little Lake Burien (near Seattle) people lit red lights on the shore, and the one near us gave this tree an eerie light.

Visit Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Mellow Yellow Monday, Color Carnival, Ruby Tuesday 2, and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera) for other interesting images. Thanks for visiting here!

golden fireworks cascading on a clear blue evening sky

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Published Tuesday, July 10, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Simplicity rose

This rose, which I believe is called Simplicity, is growing in a neighbor’s yard. It’s very healthy and seems to get no care at all. I’d like to have a rose garden with only tough, healthy roses like this, but how can you really tell in the nursery? Does “disease resistant” really mean anything? And don’t mention Knockout roses, because they still don’t have fragrance. Why bother with roses without fragrance?

This photo post is participating in Scenic Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday, and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera). Thank you for visiting here. Browse around to see what you can find. Click on the tag Pink, perhaps?

simplicity rose, pink rose with water droplets, drooping rose in the garden

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Published Saturday, July 7, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Black petunia with yellow star

Isn’t this an exquisite planting? Those new, dark petunias, some kind of yellow striped grass, a dark heuchera (pronounced HOOK-er-a) and the sedum with pink edges look so great together. It’s in front of the door at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory. Go see it.

Visit Scenic Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, and Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera) for more neat photos. Also, the dappled sunlight and subtle colors make me happy, so I’m calling it my Best Post of the Week.

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Published Thursday, July 5, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lake Burien fireworks

The gods smiled upon us and the Fourth was sunny. Usually in Seattle we figure summer starts July 5th and ends before Labor Day, but this year life was good. Our friends with a home on little Lake Burien had their yearly fireworks party, and of course I needed to take photos, but not bother with anything like a tripod or special “scene” settings. Thinking first does help, as does bracing my arm on a chair back if possible, but besides that, I am happy just to aim at the loveliness and capture a bit of it with what I have with me.

Visit Scenic Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, and Weekend Reflections, just for fun. Thanks for visiting here!

pink and green fireworks, fireworks reflected in lake, silhouetted people watching fireworks

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Published Tuesday, July 3, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tree silhouetted in a sunset

That Trader Joe’s parking lot in Burien WA has been the scene of some good sunsets. A big open expanse looking west is sometimes very hard to find. Yay, parking lots! And yay, Trader Joe, too! I love that place.

This sky is kind of pink, kind of yellow, and just peachy to me. Hope you agree.

Check out Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday,  Skywatch Friday, A Piece of Heaven, Mellow Yellow Monday and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), why don’t you?

leafy tree silhouetted against the sunset sky, black tree against a yellow sky

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Published Monday, July 2, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Home grown strawberries

I saved the plastic container from the store-bought berries bought earlier and picked some real fresh fruit from our strawberry bed. Aren’t they just gorgeous? It’s funny, but sometimes the smallest ones are also the sweetest. Go figure.

Neat sites to visit, with links: Color Carnival, Ruby Tuesday 2, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Macro Monday. Check ’em out! And if you’ve arrived via a link and there is only the one photo below, click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see more photos here.

red strawberries macro, shiny red berries, close up of red fresh strawberries with green hulls

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Published Sunday, July 1, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hosta leaf macro

Visiting a friend’s garden recently, she showed me her big-leaf hostas so happy under the trees, in a beam of sunlight. Snap! Photo fun, for sure.

Visit Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday and Macro Monday if you have a minute or two. You’ll be glad you did.

green hosta leaf,hosta shadows, seersucker hosta leaves, hosta leaf patterns

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