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 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.





Published Thursday, June 4, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Seattle sky from the Viaduct

We have a road in Seattle, the Viaduct, that is not very safe in case of a big earthquake, so they are probably going to tear it down and build a tunnel, but oh, the views from that marvellous road going north into town. I considered cropping this so you could see the birds on the lamppost on the left side of the road, and eliminating the road altogether, but I decided to leave it as taken. It’s a great road.

For more skies around the world, visit Skywatch Friday.



Published Wednesday, June 3, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Backyard flowers in afternoon light

This is part of my backyard, and my neighbor’s yard beyond the little fence, just two weeks ago. The show is over now, but with the magic of photography, the moment lives on. I am happy that I planted all those bulbs last fall, even though it was such a short, but intense, pleasure. I feel that gardening is a very green activity, and if you’d like to see other photo interpretations of the idea of green, visit Think Green Thursday.



Published Tuesday, June 2, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

New York City fountain experience

This fountain/art piece was somewhere in midtown Manhattan, not far from Rockefeller Center. If anyone knows the name of the artist or more about it, I’d like to know. I’ve never seen anything like it.

I prefer the first photo with my friend JoAnne marvelling at the noisy rush of water all around her, but the one below that shows more of it. Enjoy the Watery Wednesday post, and visit there for many more watery photos.




Published Monday, June 1, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Happy Birthday, Shree!

Today is my dear sister-in-law Shree’s birthday. We were together in the fabulous Steinhardt Garden in Mt. Kiscoe recently, and what a photo op she provided with her slicker and umbrella. A Ruby Tuesday post just for you, and many happy returns!