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 lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Sunday, October 12, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Washington Park Aboretum

We went to buy some spring bulbs on sale (bought way too much) and took a walk in the park, where we had never been. A few shadows showed themselves before it clouded up. This is for Shadow Shot Sunday, and if you’d like to see other variations on the theme, from talented photographers around the world, click HERE.

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Published Friday, October 10, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A magical sky

I took this photo when I lived in Northern California, and I still like it. Such a tender sky. Click HERE for more photos of skies around the world.

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Published Thursday, October 9, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ribbons for Wordless Wednesday

This is a from a trip to a wholesale florists supply store in Kent. You might think that the flowers would be the subject of choice, but these ribbons were amazing. There were several long aisles of them!

Wordless Wednesday (not just Wednesdays any more) is a fascinating opportunity for photographers around the world to show their photos. You can find it HERE.

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Published Monday, September 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A Ruby Tuesday from Las Vegas

This picture is definitely one of my top faves. I took it in Las Vegas last year, happy to be strolling around in perfect weather with a perfect sky and those amazing neon lights. I was so happy to be there at that very moment.

For more photo ideas about the color red, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, September 28, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers for today from my garden

All these dahlias and other flowers were from my backyard. Not too bad when you figure that we just moved here in May and there were no flowerbeds, just some big shrubs and one huge cedar tree. I’ll get the perfect photo for that someday, but not yet. Today we have two bouquets. We had some people over and of course I had to pick flowers. Please let me know which photo you like best! For more Flowers for today around the world, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, September 28, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadows for Sunday

The late-day sun is a blessed thing for those with a camera in their hot little hands, itching for something lovely to capture. Another Arizona scene for your pleasure. For other fascinating shadow views, click HERE.

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Published Thursday, September 25, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skywatch Friday, back in Arizona

Here in Seattle it’s drizzly and gray, so I went back to my Arizona trip photos for a beautiful sky to post for today. This was taken not too far from Sedona. For more fascinating views of skies around the world, click HERE.

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Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Des Moines marina

We went to dinner at Anthony’s at the marina and afterwards strolled at the water. Why is twilight so beautiful?

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Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ruby Tuesday campfire

We didn’t go camping this summer, but I was thinking about it and wish we could. Here is a photo from last year’s campsite, not too far from Mt. Ranier. I look at it and it makes me hear the quiet and smell the night air.

For more Ruby Tuesday interpretations, click on the ruby.

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Published Sunday, September 21, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadow Sunday

I’m trying something new. I found a blog that suggests photos that are about or include shadows (Hey Harriet), and I like the things I saw there. I thought I’d give it a whirl. Here’s a photo from a week or two ago, when the sun was so warm I didn’t want to leave the water in it for too long. Hope you like it.

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Published Sunday, September 21, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A late dahlia, mauve and yellow

Since we got a late start with the dahlias with our move this spring, they are just now getting going. Here’s one that is really beautiful, right in my back yard. For more flowers around the world, click HERE for Today’s Flowers, to view or participate.

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Published Saturday, September 20, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A recent sunny day

Here in Seattle the rain has begun, and the gray clouds as well. I thought I’d post a couple of pictures from a recent Garden Club lunch. I love Carlyn’s idea of putting a little statue in a big plant saucer and filling it with tiny plants.

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And aren’t her white petunias lovely?

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