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 8, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The Fair

We went to the Puyallup Fair, the huge one near Seattle that means the summer is pretty much over, but not today—oh, no, a perfect summer day, and so wonderful for photos. Lots of dahlias exhibited, too. Hope you like the photos.

And all of these qualify for Ruby Tuesday (click HERE for more Ruby Tuesday photos) as well.

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Published Sunday, September 7, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Zinnias for Today's Flowers

Today I went to the Des Moines WA farmers market. The bunches of flowers are so thrilling, and I was able to buy organic fruit from the farmer, a wonderful thing. For more beautiful flower photos, click HERE.

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Published Saturday, September 6, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle Sky

A recent sunny day with the buildings looking like part of the sky, perfect for Skywatch Friday. Click HERE for more beautiful sky photos.

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Published Friday, August 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers for today

I was at a flower show from the district’s garden clubs. I’d like to know which of the three photos below you like best. The first one was the display with their ribbons lit from a convenient skylight. The second shows the hydrangeas in their varied colors. And the third is one dahlia, I believe the variety is Firecracker. It won a blue ribbon, too. Which photo appeals the most to you?

For more flower photos, go to Today’s Flowers.

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Published Friday, August 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skywatch Friday Sunrise

This is something different. My sister Jo in Camano Island, north of Seattle, was up at a very unaccustomed early hour and was rewarded by this sunrise as seen from her deck. I couldn’t resist posting the series she took here for Skywatch Friday. For more Skywatch Friday photos, click HERE.

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Published Tuesday, August 26, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Finally some rain

Seattle is known for rain but really doesn’t get that much, only an average of 36 inches a year. We do get lots of drizzle and clouds, it’s true, but this year is quite dry and cool, unlike many other places. Before the rain this week, we had only about 14 inches of rain since January 1, about 25% under normal. But it rained over two inches recently and it’s still showery. The garden loved it.

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Published Tuesday, August 26, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Strawberries

Today is Ruby Tuesday! I took these the other day and saved the photo for today. They are Tristar and so sweet. The daughter plants seem to produce more than last year’s old, tired plants. For more Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.

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Published Saturday, August 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pasture Apple Tree

In back of our yard is a horse pasture. It is beautiful even if the horses are in the barn.

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skywatch Friday

This is my first Skywatch Friday post. Doesn’t it look like a guy grinning and wanting to shake hands? Taken at a golf course in Kent, WA. They golfed; I took pictures.

For more Skywatch Friday photos click here.

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Published Tuesday, August 19, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daylilies

Right after I watered in the heat spell we had, the daylilies were looking particularly fine. Here’s a Ruby Tuesday photo for you. For more Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.

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Published Monday, August 18, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Knitted Doughnuts and a Tree Frog

I have been posting lots of flowers, and they truly thrill me, but here is something different. I was walking in Old Burien and saw a The Yarn Stash (http://www.burienyarnstash.com/), a knitting shop with a storefront display of . . . knitted food. Or maybe crocheted. I loved it. Here are the doughnuts . . .

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. . . as well as knitted angora marshmallows and the knitted food pyramid (high fiber!), all by Christine Moulton. Too funny!

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And not to neglect our general garden theme, a teensy treefrog on the leaves of our super dwarf peach tree in Des Moines. You can just see the colorful peach peeking through the leaves on the lower right.

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Published Wednesday, August 6, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Glorious Glads, Geranium gems

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The big push of flowers is easing off now, but still a showy display from the glads. They look so thrilling in the brilliant Seattle summer sunshine.

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And yesterday the geraniums looked just perfect. Somehow the bright sun provided a mysterious shadow effect in this photograph.

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