Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Wednesday, March 17, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link


The Thursday Challenge theme is ROUND (Circle, Sphere, Curves, Moon, Clock, Coins…) and I thought this was a good one. Hope you enjoy it.

Wood heat is a renewable kind of fuel that warms you thrice: When you cut it (although perhaps not with a chainsaw!), when you carry it, and when you burn it.


Published Tuesday, March 16, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Creek bubbles

This was at the Highline Botanical Garden last week. That lovely warm and sunny weather is gone for now, but the beauty of photographs is that they allow us to remember the feeling of the day so clearly.

Visit Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday for more fascinating photos on the themes.


Published Monday, March 15, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Lake Garrett Park

This early spring shot of Lake Garrett Park has those great Red Twig Dogwood branches decorating the scene. Visit Ruby Tuesday for more luscious redness of all sorts.

Weekend Reflections has more intriguing reflections waiting for you, too.


Published Saturday, March 13, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Roses in a bowl

These roses in a glass bowl are from September. I grew them, after all the work of digging a big bed for them (that done by hubby, it’s true) and digging 18 big holes to plant the 18 bushes. I was so pleased with my first year’s harvest of beauty and fragrance.

I am honored to be Guest Friend today, with my tulip photos featured on Flowers for Today. Please visit there and check out all the other talented photographers who love flowers.

And try the newest flower meme, Macro Flowers Saturday! As well as Macro Monday, a fine place to visit.

I truly love this photo, and have tagged it Best Post of the Week (Saturday to Friday). I hope you agree.


Published Saturday, March 13, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Pink flowers in Kubota Garden

I finally got to see the famed Kubota Garden, south of Seattle. Luckily, it was on one of the gorgeous days we had here last week. This pink flower also grows here and there in people’s gardens, but I don’t remember its name. Anyone know it? The leaves and flower clusters can be quite large, as big as a person’s hand or larger.

See Pink Saturday for more pink visions. And Shadow Shot Sunday for more interesting shadows.


Published Thursday, March 11, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Seattle skyline

We went to Salty’s Restaurant at Alki at my favorite time of day. The weather was unusually clear and lovely, and the view couldn’t have been more perfect.

For more skies around the world, visit Skywatch Friday. And more blue, blue blue things are found on Blue Monday.


Published Wednesday, March 10, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Creek reflections

Recently Seattle was blessed with two warm, sunny days. I was so happy to be able to be outside and in a garden space. This was at the Highline Botanical Garden, and yes, that is the blue sky reflecting in the water.

Visit Weekend Reflections for more fascinating and creatively seen visual reflections.

I’ve also tagged this as Best Post of the Week. I love this one!


Published Tuesday, March 9, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ducks on Lake Garrett

Hubby has a new hobby, geocaching. He tramps around parks and other public places with his trusty GPS unit, and finds hidden geocaches. It’s sort of interesting, but mainly I tag along for the scenic things I might find. Lake Garrett Park was new to me, and even though the day was cool and quite breezy, the ducks seemed quite happy.

Happy Watery and Outdoor Wednesday! And visit Scenic Sunday and Weekend Reflections while you’re at it.


Published Sunday, March 7, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Fence shadows

Now beginning the THIRD year of Sara’s Fave Photos. What a kick!

A little late for Shadow Shot Sunday, but still here with a shadow photo. That’s Puget sound in the distance, seen through the slats.

I really like this shot, and I can’t figure out why, really. Hope you do, too.


Published Saturday, March 6, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Pinkness on Saturday

Here’s some spring pinkness for you. The upside of a traffic delay! I rolled down the window and took a couple of perfect spring photos.

Visit Pink Saturday for more pink of all kinds, and Blooming Friday more more flowers blooming.

In honor my my second blogoversary, I’m adding some extra pinkness for you today below that photo, both taken recently. Thank you all for your visits and comments, past, present and future.

Visit Today’s Flowers for more beautiful florals.


Published Thursday, March 4, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

The overlook yesterday

When I see good light and I have a few minutes, I can’t resist racing to the overlook of Puget Sound near my house to see the view. Yesterday there was a break in the clouds to the west and sure enough, it was beautiful.

Visit Skywatch Friday for more skies seen round the world. Weekend Reflections, Scenic Sunday and Outdoor Wednesday are worth a visit, too.


Published Wednesday, March 3, 2010, OK personal/derivative use; link

Another view of Mt. Rainier

This view of Mt. Rainier was taken while flying to Arizona a couple of years ago. It fits the Thursday Challenge theme this week: HIGH or LOW (Photos from a different perspective, Photos from the top or bottom of Buildings, Mountains, Towers, Underneath,…).

Do you like this one or the previous post’s photo better, I wonder?