Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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

Misty morning shadows

The only good thing about the short days is that the slanted light is still there when I get up. I am not an early riser. It was quite cold the other morning, but the mustang horse in the pasture next door doesn’t seem to mind any weather at all.

For more shadows of every type, click HERE. You can post your own, too!



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

June sunny skies for Skywatch Friday

This was taken from a hill at my friend Stella’s house in Kent, Washington, in June. In the summer, there is no place more beautiful than the Seattle area, but it’s a short time of bliss.

For more fascinating views of skies around the world, click HERE.



Published Wednesday, February 4, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Spring is coming soon!

Today it was over 50 degrees F. and sure enough, some bulbs are peeking through. The top ones are daffodil leaves from a neighbor’s yard (see the buds showing?), and the bottom photo is shoots of new crocus bulbs I planted myself in the fall. They are only two inches tall now, but it surely means spring is on its way.




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

Watery and Wordless Wednesday at Puget Sound

On a walk near my house yesterday I snapped this photo looking south. Yes, that is a tiny boat down there.

Skies are dim and gray but things are brightening every day. For more water photos of all sorts, click HERE.



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

Ruby Tuesday rose

This is a Double Delight rose from a couple of Junes ago. It is my favorite rose to grow. Not only is the bush tall and healthy with dark green foliage, the flowers AND the fragrance are just heaven. Sweet and spicy, just unforgettable. Ah, summer.

For more things ruby, click HERE.



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

A springtime flower for you today

Here’s a lilac from the Hulda Klager Lilac Farm, in Washington close to Oregon that I took in May. Aren’t they just something? I’m partial to scented flowers. For more heavenly flowers around the world, click HERE.



Published Saturday, January 31, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Shadowed grapevine leaves

This from a fall afternoon in the old house in Des Moines WA. You can actually ripen grapes in chilly Seattle, but you must have the vine planted in a southern exposure in as warm a spot as you can find. It worked! I hated to leave this grapevine we planted. It had super sweet, tiny loose bunches of tender yellow-green grapes. And the leaves were so beautiful in the late afternoon.

For more shadows seen everywhere, click HERE.



Published Friday, January 30, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Seattle Skyline for Skywatch Friday

Yesterday I was driving towards downtown, Puget Sound just out of view on my left, and saw this sky. Hope you like it for Skywatch Friday.

For more skies and skywatchers everywhere, click HERE.



Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Tuesday Japanese Maple

Here’s a red post for you, all out of season I know, but still worth a look on a gray day like today. Actually, it’s snowing right now, but supposed to melt later but stay cloudy. Thus my interest in something colorful.

For more redness creatively seen, click HERE.



Published Sunday, January 25, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Flower for Today: Lily

This is a lily, and also a little snapdragon which overwintered, which they sometimes do. Lilies are super easy to grow and very satisfying, scenting the entire garden with their strong perfume. If only photos recorded perfume, too!

For more flowers around the world, click HERE.



Published Saturday, January 24, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Chair Shadow

This was taken in March at the other house, and the light in it seems so bright and clear on this dim January day today. But I read the sun rises at 7:44 and sets at 5:00 tomorrow, so we’re up to over nine hours of daylight, up from a mere 8 at solstice. The days do lengthen, but so slowly.

For more fascinating shadows, click HERE.



Published Thursday, January 22, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch Friday from Florida

My folks used to live near Ft. Lauderdale in Florida. I took this many years ago and it’s still a real fave of mine. I love this time of day, and there’s nothing like pink, billowy clouds over water for a serene feeling.

For more photos of skies everywhere, click HERE.