Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Tuesday, March 24, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Watery and Wordless Wednesday river scene

A river scene for your pleasure, taken on an April day on the way back from a birthday trip to Astoria, Oregon. We stopped at some little river and bought oysters, and the sun came out for a moment. For other watery interpretations, click HERE. You can also see some scenic posts HERE.



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

Fireworks for Ruby Tuesday and Blog Anniversary!

It’s been a full year since I began this blog adventure. Those of you who blog yourselves know what a huge part of my life this has become. I enjoy it so much! The opportunity to show people photos I have taken that I like very much, my faves, is such a blessing. Thank you to all who have come and looked, and a special thank you to those who have taken the time to leave feedback. Remember, comments on improving my skills are always welcome, so comment away.

This photo was taken at Burning Man festival in Black Rock, NV. I only wish the photo could really show how stupendously enormous it was. The person in the lower left was fairly close to me, not that close to the fireworks. A good thing, too!

For more things ruby, check out the home site of Ruby Tuesday.



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

An orchid flower for you

I believe this is a phalenopsis orchid, but I could be spelling it wrong, and altogether wrong about its name. It was at a local garden club flower show a few weeks ago. I’ve never had success growing them, but they sure are lovely and tempting to try again. Maybe someday.

For more flowers from around the world, click HERE.



Published Saturday, March 21, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

August sunshine and shadows

This is from the Normandy Park Cove beach, not far from my house, back last summer. I still keep thinking of summer, with the light and the shadows it creates. For more shadows seen and photographed ever so creatively, click HERE.

Shall we take a walk?



Published Thursday, March 19, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Crescent moon at sunset

A sliver of a moon over Puget Sound is always lovely to contemplate. Happy Skywatch to all! For those kind people who left comments for me on my guest posting on the main site and also here last week, I’ll be by to visit soon. Thank you so much to all who took the time to say a few words to me.

To post your own unique view of our common but ever-different sky, and view what others see, click HERE.



Published Tuesday, March 17, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Normandy Park Cove beach

This Watery Wednesday post is another summer view. I just need to see the sun shine, and photos will have to do for now. A view of Puget Sound from the “beach” a few minutes from my house.

For more photos with a water theme, click HERE.



Published Tuesday, March 17, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Red geraniums for Ruby Tuesday

Here’s a look at something red—taken in August, but what the heck. It was at a truly specacular private garden in Camano Island, WA. Doesn’t it feel warm and balmy?

For more red visions, click HERE.



Published Sunday, March 15, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

The secret heart of a tulip

Tulips aren’t actually blooming yet, but they will be. Today’s weather had snow, hail, sun, and lots of rain and wind, but this look into a tulip from last spring is what is on my mind. Oh, the dreaming.

For more flowers everywhere, click into this amazing site HERE.



Published Saturday, March 14, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Apple trees and vineyard shadows

I took this in Sonoma County, California on a February day. Actually, February is a great time of year there as the grass is very green, as you can see, and the old apple trees reveal their shapes so beautifully.

For more creative photos of shadows, or to post one of your own, click HERE. You’ll be glad you did.

You can also post your scenic photos for Scenic Sunday HERE. Try it!



Published Thursday, March 12, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

A pink sky for Skywatch

You can’t beat sunsets for enjoying looking at skies. I don’t know why we love them so, but we do. Add in a few boats and a still evening, and we are so happy to be there. The magic of photography is that we can keep those moments, and remember. Happy Skywatch Friday to you all!

For more beautiful skies around the planet, click HERE.



Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Leaves and greenery

It’s actually not that easy to take a photo of just green things and have it look good, no matter how wonderful the real place was. I’ve tried many times, believe me. Here’s one I like for you to contemplate, also taken at the Portland Japanese Garden.

It might even look good in black and white or sepia. All right, which do you like better? I think I like the green one best.




Published Tuesday, March 10, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Fish for Watery Wednesday

These koi were at the Portland Japanese Garden. An truly spectacular place, and soon it will really be coming into its spring wonder. I totally recommend it. Just wait until the azaleas bloom.

But for water photos of all kinds, click HERE.