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 Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Tuesday, June 16, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Watery Wednesday at Normandy Park cove

A recent sunny day yielded reflections on a pond for us all to enjoy. For other watery delights, visit the Watery Wednesday meme, filled with fascinating water photos from all over.



Published Monday, June 15, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Blanket Flower, Gaillardia

These perky flowers were at a home I visited recently. I was so impressed with how healthy and vigorous they are. I learned from Digital Flower Pictures, (link on my blogroll to the left) that they are called Blanket Flowers. I like them!

Happy Ruby Tuesday to all. Check out more rubiness there, seen by eager eyes around the blogosphere.

And hello to the Color Carnival folks. Is this bright enough, do you think?



Published Monday, June 15, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

A new flower, Ismene Festalis

We planted so many bulbs last fall, some tried and true, other new ones to take some chances. This is one of the ones I’d never heard of. And it’s fragrant, like most white flowers, a bonus! So amazingly graceful. And for other close ups, visit Macro Monday and take a look around.



Published Sunday, June 14, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Wedding flowers

It’s June, and we were lucky enough to attend a wedding. Dan and Misty tied the knot, and here’s the cake and Misty’s bouquet for Today’s Flowers. What a wonderful party it was, too.

I’m a little late for Pink Saturday, but there’s a world of pink out there; go look.




Published Friday, June 12, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Curvy New York building

This mostly building photo gets included as a Skywatch post because the building seems to looks like part of the sky to me. I took this from the car on the upper West Side; I think we were on the Henry Hudson Parkway. If anyone knows what this building is, please let us know. [Later note: This is the IAC office building designed by Frank Gehry,]

For more views of skies around the planet, visit Skywatch Friday.



Published Thursday, June 11, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Think Green Thursday leaves

Visit the new site of Think Green Thursday. I know that posts do not have to be green color, but photos of green are some of my faves, so that is what I am submitting.

These are hostas and the leaves are several inches big, actually not in my garden, but I wish they were. Slugs love hostas, but slugs also love beer in a tunafish can even more, and crawl in and drown a happy death. Thus we can have hostas, irises, and other slug attracting plants. The slugs seem to prefer Trader Joe’s very cheap import beers, quite good for people also.



Published Wednesday, June 10, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Raindrops keep fallin' . . .

Watery Wednesday is here, and all is dry today here in Seattle, but a few weeks ago this pond told a different story.

Again, anyone have any experience to share?



Published Tuesday, June 9, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby lanterns

That trip to New York City’s Chinatown was a great photo excursion. Here’s a Ruby Tuesday post for you, full of good luck red lanterns. Visit there for lovely visions of red of all kinds.

I think this is bright enough for Color Carnival, too. Check out all the bright colors!

By the way, has anyone had experience, good or bad, with I’m thinking of making some notecards and such to sell there. With my fave photos, of course! Any advice about that? Thanks in advance for sharing any experiences selling (or buying) with them.



Published Sunday, June 7, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Roses for Today's Flower

I don’t usually like flower photos with insects, but I’m making an exception for this bee working the red rose. But then again, the non-bee one is pretty nice, too. Which do you prefer?

For more lovely flowers around the world, visit Today’s Flowers.




Published Saturday, June 6, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Sofa shadows

Here’a a shadow shot of my friend’s sofa in the Bronx, New York. For more interesting shadows of all kinds, visit Shadow Shot Sunday, aka Hey Harriet.



Published Saturday, June 6, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Pink Saturday rose

It’s Pink Saturday, so here’s a rose for you in that delectable hue! Who can argue with pink?



Published Friday, June 5, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Thinking about Little Italy in New York City

My recent trip to New York included a truly wonderful trip downtown to Chinatown and Little Italy, which is right there alongside of it, although smaller than it used to be. There are sidewalk cafes everywhere and the best place to go for pastry and sweets is Ferrara’s. Here is a street scene, and the outside of Ferrara’s where they serve yummy gelato (Italian ice cream) and my favorite, the pastry display. This is only a small section of what they have! If you go, try the Baba au Rhum. A plain looking but completely fabulous experience, but not for teetotalers.