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 Friday, June 20, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fabulous foxgloves

foxgloves.jpg Our new neighborhood has a few lovely gardens. This strip of foxgloves takes my breath away.

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Published Saturday, June 7, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle P-patch snaps

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They’re not in my garden, but they are beautiful. The mild winter helped snapdragons overwinter nicely this year. This P-patch community garden on Thomas Street in Seattle is such a lovely place for a late-afternoon stroll, even on a cool and cloudy day.

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Published Sunday, June 1, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A portrait

Katrina drawing

I won’t be doing too many portraits, but sometimes you just have to. This is our granddaughter Katrina, drawing a picture. She is five years old.

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Published Sunday, June 1, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Moved to new place

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The reason for the long gap in before the last photo is that we moved from Des Moines WA to Normandy Park WA. Our new yard is big and looks even bigger as it connects up seamlessly with the properties on both sides, plus a horse pasture with two beautiful horses is directly in back. I did want to post a nice photo from my yard, but the weather did not cooperate for a good photo EXCEPT for this shot of my neighbor Dan’s yard right next to ours. I promise you’ll have ones of my actual yard in the future.

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Published Monday, May 26, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Folklife Festival in Seattle

The Needle and music stage

We went to the Seattle Folklife Festival for the first time, and rode the monorail, also for the first time, to get there. It was a perfect, perfect day, with warm and sunny skies; just heaven. Lots of music that made you dance. There’s nothing like live! This group was the Clumsy Lovers, a celtic bluegrass band, and a stomping good time it was. The Space Needle behind the stage was visual perfection to add to the sensory overload below it.

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Published Tuesday, April 22, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

My Birthday in Seattle

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First we went to the Cherry Blossom Festival in the Seattle Center. This detail is of the Experience Music Project.
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These tree roots are at the Seattle Center. Amazing! I wonder why they do that.
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Then a chilly walk on Alki Beach, for the first time for me. Even though the weather was windy and cold, especially the rain cloud that was not raining on us, yet, the scene was so beautiful. Can you see the group of ducks on the water?

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Published Sunday, April 13, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia at sunset

magnbacklit1.jpg I am blessed with this magnolia tree in my backyard, and a hillside location that catches the very late, pink light of the sun setting over the Olympics. I’ve been trying to catch the magnificence of the tree in all its glory, and yesterday the light was just like I like it. Digital cameras are so wonderful! I would never have kept shooting like I did, hoping for the perfection of bloom and light, with a film camera. I just love that it’s all free!

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Published Thursday, April 10, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scallions, or green onions?

Scallions, raised beds, Des Moines

Here are some scallions getting ready to bloom. I planted some seeds three years ago, and was surprised to find they come back every year, even spreading little new ones by seed. So firm and vigorous looking! In the back you can see some grape hyacinths, also an easy to grow and welcome sight in the spring.

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Published Wednesday, April 9, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Richmond Beach, near Shoreline, WA

Richmond Beach, near Shoreline, WA

Thought I’d take a break from flowers. This is Puget Sound in all its cloud and sky glory. You’ve got to like clouds to live around here. We were visiting a friend in Richmond Beach and it was brand new to us. Can’t beat a water view.

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Published Thursday, April 3, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle crabapple tree branch

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This taken yesterday across from the P-patch gardens on Thomas St. in the very late afternoon sun. It could be a cherry  but I think it’s a crabapple. Just gorgeous.

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Published Saturday, March 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulips in snow

Tulips in snow

The weather was  more Christmassy than springlike, but the snow didn’t last long. Good thing I was able to rush outside and take this photo. A few hours later, all trace of snow was gone.

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Published Monday, March 24, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Early chard

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These plants overwintered in this mild-frost winter. They were very easy to start from seed. So cheerful and colorful in the early spring sunshine!

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