Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Sunday, April 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fern seahorse

I’ve seen fern fronds in curls as they unfurl, but never a seahorse shape!

Native fern unfurling in a seahorse shape at Schmitz Preserve Park in West Seattle, WA.

Native fern unfurling in a seahorse shape at Schmitz Preserve Park in West Seattle, WA

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Published Saturday, April 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest stream

On my birthday recently we went hiking in a delightful piece of old forest right in West Seattle, Schmitz Preserve Park. So very beautiful, and the fabulous weather didn’t hurt one bit.

Sky and trees reflected in forest stream in Schmitz Park in Seattle

Sky and trees reflected in forest stream in Schmitz Park in Seattle

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Published Friday, April 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bleeding heart macro

Bleeding hearts are the darling of the shade garden. Little hearts!

Little heart-shaped flowers come back every year and love shade

Little heart-shaped flowers come back every year and love shade

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Published Thursday, April 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forget-me-nots

These little blue and yellow flowers are well named. You cannot forget them because they will always return to your garden, forever. So pretty in springtime, but then out they must go.

Old fashioned forget-me-nots in front of red azalea

Old fashioned forget-me-nots in front of red azaleas, in my shade garden

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Published Sunday, April 17, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two fruit trees

Both trees are five-grafts; the one on the left is has cherries and on the right, plums. We are looking at my yard towards my neighbors’, behind the fruit trees. Which version do you prefer? Happy Spring!

Two multi-graft fruit trees in spring sunshine

Two multi-graft fruit trees almost done flowering, in spring sunshine

Here they are in black and white. Which do you like better?

Here they are in black and white. Which do you like better?

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Published Friday, April 15, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Floating roses, San Miguel

In San Miguel de Allende, an art and tourist mecca in central Mexico, I went to a beautiful former factory, La Fabrica Aurora, which is now a shopping heaven. In the courtyard were these display of roses. Which are prettier, lavender or pink?

Dozens of lavender roses float in a large bowl on a stone floor

Dozens of lavender roses float in a large bowl on a stone floor

Full-blown pink roses float in a stone vessel in San Miguel, Mexico

Full-blown pink roses float in a stone vessel in San Miguel, Mexico

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Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Strawberries in San Miguel market

There’s a giant market on Tuesdays in San Miguel de Allende. A mountain of strawberries!

A giant mound of fresh strawberries offered at the Tuesday Market in San Miguel

A giant mound of fresh strawberries offered at the Tuesday Market in San Miguel

Red strawberries in the Tuesday Market in San Miguel

Red strawberries in the Tuesday Market in San Miguel

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Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Babies, San Miguel

Since the streets and sidewalks are quite uneven in San Miguel de Allende (vast understatement!), strollers just don’t cut it.

Baby in hat with ears, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Baby gazing, in hat with ears, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Adorable baby with red hat and ball in San Miguel de Allende

Adorable baby in hat and boots with ball in San Miguel de Allende

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Published Monday, April 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dandelions

I do love dandelions, but not in my own yard. These were by the side of the road near my Seattle home.

Brilliant yellow dandelions bloom in early April

Brilliant yellow dandelions bloom in early April

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Published Sunday, April 10, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful San Miguel shopping

The bright sun in Mexico makes the bright colors look just right. Here are just two scenes, could post dozens.

Stacks of neatly folded, colorful fabric on display in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Stacks of neatly folded, colorful fabric on display in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Dizzying array of colorful handcraft items for sale in San Miguel

Dizzying array of colorful handcraft items for sale in San Miguel

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Published Friday, April 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange flowers in San Miguel

Here are a couple of orange flowers blooming in March in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.

Macro of the yellow and orange flowers of the lantana plant, about an inch or 2.5 cm across.

Macro of the yellow and orange flowers of the lantana plant, about an inch or 2.5 cm across.

Some kind of orange flower, related to amaryllis?, common in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Some kind of orange flower, related to amaryllis?, common in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico [Later: yes, clivia is in the amaryllis family.]

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Published Monday, April 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roof plants in San Miguel

Many of the roofs in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico have plants in pots at the roof’s edge over the street. I do wonder about earthquakes, if not high winds.

Agave plants in terra cotta pots on the roof's edge, in San Miguel

Agave plants in terra cotta pots on the roof’s edge, in San Miguel

Agave spiky leaves and shadows on a roof in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Agave spiky leaves and shadows on a roof in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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