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 Wednesday, April 18, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowering white tree

I took this photo in Connecticut when I was there not too long ago. I am sure it is not a cherry tree, but I don’t know what kind of tree it is. Anyone know? Perhaps an ornamental pear, or something like that? These fine old trees really are amazing in the northeastern U.S. landscape, with everything so totally gray in the winter and then these bursts of blossoms. Yay, Spring!

Visit Today’s Flowers, Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday, Thursday Challenge (Spring), Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday and Pink Saturday (a tiny bit of pink!) to have a fine photo fun time. Be sure to click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to be sure you are seeing the latest photos here, especially if you’ve arrived via a link to this post.

spring, springtime, blooming white tree, big tree with white flowers, old tree white flowers

 

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Published Monday, April 16, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Football lily

Football lily, or Haemanthus multiflorus, is a new flower for me. I found this in the Wave Hill conservatory, on my recent visit to New York City. I am including the second photo so you can see the fascinating green starburst, spiky bud form as well. The flowers were almost as big as my hand!

You might want to check out Today’s FlowersWeekend Flowers, Floral Friday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Macro Monday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), and Pink Saturday for more photos with a theme. If you have arrived via a link, there might be more recent photos here. Click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog curly letters above to see!

red puff flower, tropical red spiky ball flower, Haemanthus multiflorus

pink puff flower, pink ball flower with red centers, green spiky bud, Haemanthus multiflorus

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

Orange hibiscus macro

Tonight I was at the Volunteer Park Conservatory, attending its annual Friends of the Conservatory meeting. The first part was in the Conservatory itself, with perfect late afternoon light showing off many of the exquisite floral displays to perfection. Here is an orange hibiscus flower, all glowing in the light.

Please explore Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Mellow Yellow Monday, Today’s Flowers, Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Flowers Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Macro Monday, and Macro Flowers Saturday, if you have a minute or two. If you’ve arrived via a link, clicking on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above will get you the complete photo collection here.

orange hibiscus blossom macro, orange and yellow hibiscus with red center

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Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring scene of tree near pond

This spring scene of a tree near a pond was taken on my recent trip to Connecticut. Don’t you just love the pattern of shadows? The reflection of the spring flowers on the water surface isn’t too shabby, either. What a lovely day that was. I am so glad I always have my camera with me! Speaking of which, don’t forget to download the “7 Secrets to Better Flower Photos” at the right. You don’t need more than a pocket camera to take really nice pictures, is how I feel about it.

You might enjoy Mellow Yellow Monday, Scenic Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday  Watery Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Wordless Wednesday. Please follow this blog on the new widget to the right if you enjoy the photos. Thanks for visiting!

bare branches of old tree next to reflecting pond on spring day

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

Tulips at Pike Place Market

If you’ve visited Seattle, you’ve probably visited Pike Place Market, home of the original Starbucks and flying fish vendors and all that. But you might not know that the north section with the fresh flower vendors is filled only with flower vendors who grow all their own flowers. Nothing is shipped in from Chile, just all local blooms from the Seattle area fields and farms. You’ll see flower combos like you have never seen anywhere else, and the masses of tulips on display right now are just something else. I love tulip season!

Take a look at Mellow Yellow Monday, Today’s Flowers, Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Scenic Sunday, Ruby Tuesday 2 and Pink Saturday for more photo fun. If you’d like to receive email notices for each blog post here, the RSS orange icon at top right makes it easy. Let me know via comments if you experience any difficulty with that. Thanks for visiting!

different tulip colors, red and yellow tulips, white tulips, red tulips, mass of tulip bouquets

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Published Monday, April 9, 2012, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forsythia hedge in Connecticut

Visiting the New York area last week, I got to travel a bit around the Greenwich, CT area. With a spring landscape that can’t be beat, bursting into bloom from the warm weather they’d been having, I was in photo heaven when I saw this forsythia hedge just exploding in front of me. The sun peeked out and snap! I got it. Lucky me!

Check out more nifty photos at Mellow Yellow MondayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Today’s FlowersWeekend Flowers, Floral Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday and Scenic Sunday. If you’ve arrived via a link, click on Sara’s Fave Photo Blog above for the complete selection here. Please follow this blog on the new widget to the right if you enjoy the photos. Thanks for visiting!

yellow flowers, yellow hedge, connecticut forsythia spring scene, white wood fence

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

Blooming white tree

When I was in New York last week, everything was in bloom, at least the early spring flowers and trees. And no wonder, with a solid two weeks of 75 degree F weather (which ended before I got there, sadly). There were a lot of trees with white flowers blooming, and the bark was rough so I knew they weren’t cherry trees. But what they were, I do not know. Any ideas?

Interesting photo memes you might enjoy are Today’s FlowersWeekend Flowers, Floral Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday and Scenic Sunday. If you’ve arrived via a link, click on Sara’s Fave Photo Blog above for the complete selection here. Please follow this blog on the new widget to the right if you enjoy the photos. Thanks for visiting!

spring blooming trees against a sunny blu sky, white flowers, tree branches with white flowers

 

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

Clouds from above

Flying to New York City last week I got to see the late rays of the sun from such an unusual angle. I always get a window seat, as you never know what you might see. Flying east meant the light dimmed very quickly, but this view of the deep blue sky and the delicate textures of the top of the clouds really impressed me.

Visit Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), A Piece of Heaven, Skywatch Friday and Scenic Sunday for more fun with photos. If you have arrived via a link, click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for the complete blog contents. And follow this blog on the new widget to the right if you enjoy the photos here. Thanks for visiting!

airplane wing over cloud cover at sunset, deep blue sky from above the clouds

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

Willow tree reflections

My recent trip to the East coast included a few days in scenic Connecticut. Springtime is in full array there, with the trees leafing out, ahead of cool and wet Seattle. I love the reflections of the willow trees and bare branches in the mirror pond and hope you do, too. I’m calling it my my Best Post of the Week.

You might check out Watery Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Weekend Reflections, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Scenic Sunday, Skywatch Friday and Wordless Wednesday. Please follow this blog on the new widget to the right if you enjoy the photos. Thanks for visiting!

willow trees reflected in glassy pond, bare tree branches, springtime

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

Orchid show in New York

I was lucky enough to go the New York Botanical Garden‘s Orchid Show which continues until April 22. If you get a chance, you must go. Ravishing, wonderful, gorgeous! Not just a bunch of flowers, but so exquisitely displayed. And New York City has been having an amazing springtime, so my favorite pink trees in full bloom graced the grounds around the Enid Haupt Conservatory that houses the orchid show.

Here is one lovely orchid for your viewing pleasure. Visit Macro Monday, Macro Flowers Saturday, SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera), Today’s FlowersWeekend Flowers, Floral Friday, Mellow Yellow Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2 and Pink Saturday for more fun photos with a theme. If you’ve arrived via a link, clicking on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos above will get you the complete blog here.

pink and red orchids

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

Dusty kitty

I have posted a picture of Dusty kitty before, but it was a long time ago. This recent shot shows her in kitty bliss as she accepts some petting from my daughter, trying to get some work done. Dusty is one of those cats who loves everyone, and knows their job in life is to be petted. By you. Hope you enjoy this view of a very sweet cat.

I am on a trip to New York and am posting by preschedule. Please follow this blog on the new widget to the right if you enjoy the photos. Thanks for visiting!

Hello, Camera Critters visitors! Do visit Macro Monday and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera) if you have a minute.

macro of cat's face, gray cat close up, green eyed cat, dusty colored short haired cat

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

Lavender crocus

Don’t we all love crocuses! But why are they not croci? In any case, these incredibly cheerful small flowers are so very welcome in our gray Seattle weather. And they spread nicely, too. Plant some in your garden this fall and you will be so happy seeing their little sprouts poke out next late winter.

I am on a trip to New York and am posting by preschedule. Please follow this blog on the new widget to the right if you enjoy the photos. Thanks for visiting!

Check out Macro Monday, Macro Flowers Saturday, Today’s Flowers, Weekend Flowers, Floral Friday, Scenic Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday and SOOC Sunday (straight out of the camera).

lavender crocus, purple and lavender striped crocus, orange center crocus, crocuses in bloom

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