Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Saturday, October 21, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall forest

We’ve been walking in the woods, just a bit, but it’s wonderful and makes me happy. The forest is my happy place.

Ferny, mossy forest in the Pacific Northwest in autumn

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Published Thursday, October 19, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose on a table

This is a late bloom of Crimson Glory, a deep cherry-red rose my friend rooted for me many years ago. It smells so intensely sweet!

Autumn rose blooming in a tiny cut glass vase

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Published Monday, October 16, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ferny, mossy log

We have been taking mini-hikes in a wooded park near me in Seahurst Park in Burien, WA. Today it was raining quite hard. Can you tell this is in the Pacific Northwest?

Young ferns grow on a tree fallen across the path

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Published Sunday, September 24, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brought in roses before the rain

My bedroom overlooks our rose bed, which has about fifteen rosebushes and is in front of the house. Lots of people walk by with their dogs, or just stroll by for a walk. So I am reluctant to cut any roses for bouquets, thus reducing the view for myself and passersby. But a big rain was forecast (finally!), so I cut most of them. Once it rains hard on roses, they don’t look so good for anyone, so best to bring them in.

If only you could smell them, so incredibly sweet! Homegrown roses smell the best.

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Published Wednesday, September 13, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

September tomatoes

The tomato yield has been super this year. I got them in our new raised beds in late May, which is early for tomatoes in Seattle. I thought it might be too early, but the soil warms up a bit faster in raised beds and I think that made a big difference. Also we had evenly beautiful weather this summer, the most beautiful summer I ever remember in the 20 years plus I’ve been here. I almost feel guilty since so many other places in the world had difficult weather, to say the least. But I have enjoyed the balmy, sunny days so much.

Early Girls (the bigger red ones) and lots of yellow pears. The darker burgundy-colored ones are very sweet. Plenty more coming up.

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Published Thursday, September 7, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Parking lot shadows

I’ve discovered a park with hiking trails near me—Seahurst Park in Burien, WA. I am so pleased to be able to take advantage of them, since I am more mobile than I have been for quite awhile. Five weeks after my first try here, I see a lot of improvement!

Crisp shadows beckon me for a walk in the woods

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Published Monday, August 28, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Carding Mill rose

The roses are looking beautiful at my favorite time of day, summertime early evening.

Darling and delicate pink petals on this rose in my garden

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Published Wednesday, August 9, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blackberry picking

Berries have been gorgeous this year, at home and roadside. These blackberry vines were just loaded! A crisp ensued. Summer happiness.

Big juicy blackberries, ready to pick.

 

Blackberry crisp

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Published Wednesday, August 2, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest path

This photo means a lot to me. My health was kind of iffy for a long while, but now I am able to take a short mini-hike in the woods. I have missed this so very much.

A walk through the trails at Seahurst Park in Burien, WA.

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Published Tuesday, July 25, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow garden

A rare double rainbow above my garden last night.

Magic at the end of the rainbow

Beautiful end to a beautiful and welcome rain

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Published Thursday, July 20, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cloud forms

Not sure if this looks like a giant crab or what. What do you see? I love the clear skies Seattle has been having. We are blessed and lucky.

They look like something, but what?

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Published Thursday, June 29, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose serenity

What is it about roses? I love them so much. In the dusky late light, still so very beautiful.

Blush pink and pale yellow rose, the magnificent Peace rose

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