Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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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?



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

A foggy skywatch

Here’s something a little different for Skywatch Friday. This was taken a few weeks ago in my backyard. It was cold, but yes, green and beautiful.

For more skies around the world, or to post your own, click HERE.



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

Watery Wednesday at the Columbia River

On our trip to Astoria, Oregon on my birthday in April we stayed right at the river, which was wonderful. I took some good shots of the amazing bridge at the mouth of the river there, but these moss-covered posts, old pier supports, fascinated me. And I just saw that there’s a seagull hiding in the corner!

For more ideas about water, click HERE.



Published Monday, February 16, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Red, red roses for Ruby Tuesday

I have a dilemma. I just cannot choose among the photos I took of the beautiful flowers dear hubby brought me on Saturday. Please help. Which is the one photo which best expresses the fabulous RED ROSE BOUQUET quality they are bursting with?

For more red creatively seen, click HERE.


Or this one . . .


Or this one?



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

A pink tree is happening!

Alert the newspapers, spring has been sighted! I saw these branches blooming in downtown Seattle a couple of days ago, while all else remains bare. As I circled the (cherry blossom? or flowering plum?) branch in full digital-camera-mode of taking LOTS to choose from later, a woman passerby said, “C’mon, spring!” and I couldn’t agree more.

For more flowers from all over the world, or to post your own, click HERE.

For more scenic photos, click HERE.



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

Snow shadows, sort of

Today’s weather was in the high 40s at least, so I was able to be out in the garden pulling weeds, which I actually enjoy doing. I thought I’d show a snow photo from December as a bit of contrast. Snow could happen again, of course, but we wouldn’t have the pretty Christmas lights if it did. And I know they’re not really shadows, but so pretty anyway I thought I might get away with it as a shadow post.

For more real shadows, extremely artistically photographed, click HERE.



Published Friday, February 13, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Dramatic clouds for Skywatch Friday

This was taken from a moving car on the way to Portland last spring. We never got to experience the rain that the skies promised since we were long gone by the time the deluge hit.

For more amazing skies around the world, click HERE.



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

Winter field

I like this landscape and thought I’d post it just because. It was taken in Pierce County, Washington. It can be so very green here, under those gray, gray skies. You can’t everything, can you?



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

Watery and Wordless Wednesday Big Creek

This was taken at a campground near Mt. Ranier in Washington state. There were floods later on which roared through this area and it may not be possible to camp here any more.

I’m trying something new. I took a video, my very first, of the creek because it sounded so wonderful and with these newfangled digital cameras, you can. I’m uploading a low-resolution version here so you can hear how wonderful it was. Click on the link below the still photo. Let me know if this is worth it.

For more watery wonders, click HERE.




Published Monday, February 9, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Ties for Tuesday

I took this in Berkeley, California right before Valentine’s Day a year or two ago. It was a great store. I especially liked the old paper valentines they had from the 50s saying things like “You Are Nice” and other tender messages.

For other things ruby, click HERE.



Published Sunday, February 8, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Daffodils for today's flowers

Yes, they are from the store but they are real and they are bloominn right now! They smell wonderful; it’s springtime heaven. For more flowers everywhere, click HERE.