Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Saturday, March 7, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

A picnic with shadows

This photo just interests me.  I don’t even mind that the group of picnickers is sort of cut off. It just gave me a funny feeling, that  huge lawn, the brief shadow as the sun peeked out. I hope you like it also.

For more intriguing shadows, click HERE.



Published Thursday, March 5, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Clouds from above for Skywatch

Here are some clouds somewhere between Seattle and Arizona, from that otherworldly perspective, above. I don’t know why it’s exciting to see clouds from above, but it is. I think it activates my childhood fantasy of bouncing or resting on them. Anyway, I thought it’s pretty.

For more skies watched all over the world, please click HERE.



Published Tuesday, March 3, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Leaves on the Red Bark Maple

Here’s a shot from November of leaves on the amazing red-bark maple below. I thought you’d like to see that the stems and twigs are really red, no fooling.



Published Tuesday, March 3, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Watery and Wordless Wednesday ferry wake

This was taken from the Larkspur ferry in Northern California just north of San Francisco, in the San Francisco Bay. I love the living shape of the water. For more watery fun, click HERE.



Published Monday, March 2, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Red twigs for Ruby Tuesday

This is actually a Japanese maple tree of some sort. Doesn’t it look amazing? The red is RED, full on. It’s taken from my neighbor’s, looking at my front yard. It will almost be a shame when the leaves come out.

For more fascinating photographs using the color red, click HERE. And try posting your own, too. It’s tons of fun.



Published Sunday, March 1, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Flower for today: early rhodie

It was not as cold as it had been, before this latest rain cycle, so the other day I got out for a walk. There were some rhododendrons actually blooming. Spring is always so amazing. The thrill of the first one! Of course, as my sister says, “Somebody has to go first,” so I guess I shouldn’t always feel so surprised. Everyone else still sleeping, and this brave soul just blooming its little heart out.

For more flowers around the world, click HERE. You can post your own, too. Do it!



Published Saturday, February 28, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

A snowy shadow for Sunday

The other morning there was a surprise inch of snow on the ground. Soon the sun came out and it was gone, but before it did, I caught this shadow underneath the big old cedar tree out back.

For other shadows of all kinds, click HERE.



Published Thursday, February 26, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Wave clouds for Skywatch Friday

It’s not that great a photo but I had to post it anyway. I’ve seen pictures of this kind of cloud but have never seen it myself. Finally, this week I did. I think it’s so cool!

For other skies and clouds, or to post your own (it’s fun!), click HERE.



Published Wednesday, February 25, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Wordless and watery (snowy!) Wednesday

This is from December; we had so much unaccustomed snow here in Seattle. This is a view in my backyard of the neighbor’s barn. Even though the photo is almost black and white, there’s some color, too.

For more watery photos, click HERE.



Published Monday, February 23, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Iconic Ruby Tuesday

This photo was taken at the new sculpture park downtown maybe last summer, with the city’s signature Space Needle (left over from an old World’s Fair) framed against the sky. It always makes me feel like the martians have landed. The big red thing is part of a huge sculpture that looks like it’s flying, by Alexander Calder. If you go to Seattle, you should visit the Olympic Sculpture Park, absolutely. It’s a kick.

For more things ruby red everywhere, click HERE.



Published Sunday, February 22, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Flowers from NW Garden Show

I hope this is OK for Flowers for Today as they are only sort of flowers, but what an effect! On Friday I went to the Northwest Garden Show in Seattle. This might be the show’s last year, and there were scads and scads of people, even on a Friday. I thought I’d show the giant “flowers” from the show entry. These were at least 15 feet (5 meters) across, maybe bigger. They were enormous and so beautiful! Kudos to the people who created them.

For more flowers around the world, click HERE.




Published Friday, February 20, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Shadows and Scenic Sunday

Here is one of my favorite shots, of the Kent golf course, taken from a moving car! I love the bright yellow colors made by the late day sun against the dark gray sky. We surely have interesting weather in Seattle when the sun comes out.

For more shadows, click HERE, and for more scenic shots, click HERE. Post your own, too, why don’t you?