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 Monday, September 27, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful peppers

If you love peppers you’ve got to get down to the Pike Place market and see the peppers. What a display! Is there anything prettier than a pack of perfect peppers? Last year I bought a string of them and they dried nicely to use in soups and stews all winter long.

I love this photo and am tagging it Best Post of the Week.

Visit Ruby Tuesday and Color Carnival for more great photos on a color theme. And this one is straight out of the camera, or SOOC. While you’re here you might as well try a new category. Vegetables/Fruits, perhaps? And to get to the latest post here, you can click on Sara’s Fave Photos, here or above.

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Published Monday, September 27, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow cactus flower

This beauty was taken this summer at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle. Such delicacy contrasted with the massive strength and armed protectiveness of the cactus itself.

Visit Cactus Monday, Macro Monday and Mellow Yellow Monday for more neat photos with a theme.

As long as you’re here, try a new tag or category, or a search, for things you like. Returning to the latest post is easy; just click on Sara’s Fave Photos here or above.

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Published Sunday, September 26, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow trees

Most of the trees around the Seattle area have not turned color much, but this parking lot was all golden yellow leaves. I love how the curb paint is the exact same color. Do you think they chose the trees planning the coordinated autumn show?

Visit Mellow Yellow Monday for more photos with a splash of yellow. If you click on that tag below the photo, it will bring up lots of other cheery, yellow-themed posts. Visit Scenic Sunday for more great scenery.

If you’d like to be sure you are seeing the very latest post here, do click on Sara’s Fave Photos, here or above.

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Published Saturday, September 25, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Succulent shadows

All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. This is a succulent plant maybe a foot (35 cm) or so across that I found on a recent sunny day at the Volunteer Park Conservatory. So vigorous and strong looking!

Visit the Hey Harriet blog for more Shadow Sunday posts, and SOOC for more straight-out-of-the-camera shots. But before you go, be sure to try a new category or tag here. Always get back to the latest post easily by clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos, here or above.

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Published Saturday, September 25, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wall of flowers

A recent visit to Furney’s Nursery south of Seattle yielded plants and photos. They do an amazing display of a wall of flowers that goes on forever; well worth a visit.

Here in blogland, be sure to visit Pink Saturday for more pinkaliciousness, Color Carnival for more brilliant colors, SOOC for more straight-out-of-the-camera shots and Today’s Flower for more flowers around the world. You might search for “pink” while you are here, first. And if you’ve reached this post from an outside link, you can always get to the latest post by clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos, here or above.

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Published Thursday, September 23, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sky and Puget Sound view

Down in Des Moines, WA, visiting the friend with the colorful dishes below, across the street is an amazing view, and what could be better than clouds and water in the bright sun?

Visit Skywatch Friday for more fabulous skies, Blue Monday for all things blue, and Scenic Sunday, too.

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Published Tuesday, September 21, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cosmos raindrops

We’ve had a LOT of rain. Seattle doesn’t actually get very much rain per year, only about 36″ in an average year. What we have a lot of, usually, is cloudy and dim. But this month has been quite rainy, and due to the late onset of summer, the plants were looking better than they usually do at this time.

Here’s a shot of my backyard cosmos after a recent downpour.

Visit Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday for more great photos with a theme. And if you feel like it, try a new tag or category here, first. Return to the latest post here by clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos here or above.

I like this photo very much, the graceful arc of the stem decorated with the rain gems really speaks to me, so I’ve tagged this post Best Post of the Week.

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Published Monday, September 20, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful dishes

Went to a new friend’s house and was so happy to see these cheerful plates in her kitchen. I love the colors! And did you notice that the plates are all in the same color order? Now that’s neat, in more ways than one.

Visit Ruby Tuesday, Blue Monday and Color Carnival for more very colorful photos, SOOC for more straight-out-of-the-camera shots and Weekend Reflections for more neat reflections.

You might try a tag like “red” to see what comes up. Or if you’d like to get to the very latest post, click on Sara’s Fave Photos here or above.

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Published Sunday, September 19, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dahlia macro

This was on a roadside dahlia flower stand, pretty simple operation, gorgeous blooms. I love the way a sort of gray day was transformed into an explosion of light.

Macro Monday, Color Carnival, SOOC (straight out of the camera) and Mellow Yellow Monday are very worthwhile sites to visit. And they’re good categories to check out, too, here at Sara’s Fave Photos blog.

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Published Saturday, September 18, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Island shadow

That crabbing expedition out from Anacortes, WA last week yielded some yummy crabs and some neat photos, too. Here’s another island, casting its shadow upon the water.

Do visit Shadow Shot Sunday for more interesting shadows of all kinds, Scenic Sunday for scenery and Weekend Reflections, too. And before you go, maybe the category of Waterscape has some neat photos you’ve never seen. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos for the latest post here.

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Published Friday, September 17, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower show begonia

As I mentioned in the post just below, I love going to garden club flower shows to ooh and aah at the “hort” (horticulture or plant displays). This picotee begonia was four or five inches across and it was just gorgeous.

Visit Pink Saturday for more perfect pinkness, Today’s Flower for flowers around the world and SOOC Sunday for more straight-out-of-the-camera shots.

The latest post can always be found here by clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos above. And I always encourage you to try something new here each visit. Perhaps a category like Pink Saturday?

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Published Friday, September 17, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower show dahlia

I belong to a garden club and every few months the various local clubs get together and do a flower show. It’s one of my fave places to find perfect flowers to photograph.

Visit Macro Flowers Saturday for more great close ups, SOOC for more straight-out-of-the-camera shots,  and Color Carnival for more brilliant color. And you might try the “close up” tag while you’re here.

If you’ve arrived at this page from a link or search engine, it’s easy to find the latest post. Just click on Sara’s Fave Photos above.

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