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 Thursday, April 23, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Green Thursday, a little late

I found this new meme called Think Green Thursday and I had just the perfect photo for it. My daughter took this of my seedlings on the windowsill, ready to plant outside, and they are so cute and GREEN that I had to jump in and join the meme. Good luck to the Pagan Sphinx for a great idea.

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Published Thursday, April 23, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset from the viaduct

This is a fresh photo, hot off the memory card. Tonight we were driving into Seattle and the view of Puget Sound from the viaduct (perhaps to be replaced by a tunnel eventually), was just wonderful. I love it when hubby drives and I can take photos! And this is one of the blessings of digital; I know I could never have captured this image on film from a moving car.

Those are the Olympic mountains out there. That speck in the sky is a plane, I believe, not windshield dirt as I first thought.

For more photos of the world’s skies; blue, pink or cloudy, click HERE.

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Published Wednesday, April 22, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Watery Wednesday at the Des Moines pier

Last week on that sunny day even the water looked good. Puget Sound may be too cold for swimming, but it looked so lovely reflecting the blue sky. For more water interpretations around the world, click HERE.

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Published Tuesday, April 21, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red camellia for Ruby Tuesday

Spring is so wonderful. Here’s a perfect red camellia for Ruby Tuesday, from the huge old shrub in my backyard. No fragrance, but their almost mandala-like circle of petals is hypnotic to me. And they bloom early!

For more rubiness around the world, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, April 19, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic Sunday in Des Moines WA

I took this the other day from the Des Moines pier you can see in the photo underneath the daffodil below. I call this scenic and I hope you enjoy it. A triple header for me today, posting three photos to three memes.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m all excited. The weather is supposed to reach 70 degrees F, quite balmy for this time of year. I am looking forward to a very good year. May we all have a great one!

For more scenic photos to enjoy, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, April 19, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daffodil for today

This daffodil created flower lust in me. I don’t know why its frilly pale looks appealed to me so much when I saw them last week. I’ll have to find some like this and find a spot in the yard for them for next year. A gardener always looks ahead hopefully. For more flowers around the world, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, April 19, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadow Sunday at the pier

Finally some decent weather, so with an extra ten minutes, I ducked out to Des Moines (WA) pier and found some actual shadows, courtesy of actual sunshine. Felt great to be in the light like that. For more fascinating shadows, click HERE.

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Published Friday, April 17, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blue sky in spring

Usually it’s quite gray around here (I know I repeat myself) so when we have sunny skies it’s an event. This week we had a couple of days of glorious weather, so here’s a look at a sky from Wednesday for you. For more fascinating skies around the world, click HERE.

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Published Wednesday, April 15, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound ferry

It’s great when my husband drives and I can lean out the window or, in this case, across him, and take photos. The view from the viaduct in Seattle is amazing and we hope it doesn’t go away with the proposed tunnel. For more photos of water around the world, click HERE.

Just for fun, below that is a monochrome version. Which do you like better?

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Published Tuesday, April 14, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Punjabi wedding

We were invited to a pre-wedding party (“Cocktail & Sangeet”) for a young Punjabi Indian couple we know. It was at that big old building at the south end of Lake Union in Seattle. The clothing worn was magnificent, the music was loud, and even though the light was low, I thought I’d share a photo from there for Ruby Tuesday. And I just realized the bride’s name is Ruby! For more photos with red heaven in them, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, April 12, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory flowers

There is a beautiful old-fashioned glass building in northeast Seattle called the Volunteer Park Conservatory. A remarkable collection of exquisitely cared for plants and flowers, a must see, especially on a rainy day. Do you see the gardenia tree in the top one? The whole place smelled heavenly.

For more flowers around the world, click HERE.

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Published Saturday, April 11, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring shadows

A sunny day, or a sunny moment, is a wonderful thing, and here in Seattle it’s extra appreciated. Thought you’d like to see the plants on my little greenhouse window in my kitchen, leaving shadows in a rare burst of sunshine. For more shadows artfully photographed, click HERE.

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