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 Thursday, August 3, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory outside

Before the fires in British Columbia, Canada started making Seattle air so smoky (see post below), last week saw sunny skies in Seattle. Here is a photo of one of my favorite places in the world, Volunteer Park Conservatory, at the end of the day. The outside plantings this season are especially gorgeous, and these photos don’t do them justice. Love that purple and chartreuse! Bonus flowerbed close-up image below.

The east wing of the Conservatory, with some HUGE gunnera leaves outside.

Tones of purple and yellow-green adorn flowerbeds at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Smoky sky at the Cove

Seattle is getting a lot of smoke in the air from the fires near Vancouver, BC. Smoky skies can be pretty scenic, no?

A dog plays in the water under smoky skies at The Cove in Normandy Park, WA

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Published Saturday, July 29, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sequim scene

The town of Sequim (pronounced skwim!), WA has a lavender festival every year. They also have some wonderful street art.

Standup street art of a man and a girl, and ice cream, with reflections

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Published Thursday, July 27, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender field

The Sequim Lavender Festival in Washington is so scenic!

One of many lavender farms in the Sequim, WA area

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Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender bunches

Just got back from the Sequim Lavender Festival on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. Oh, such fun.

Fresh lavender in bunches at the Graysmarsh Farm booth next to my Love That Image Glass Tile Jewelry booth. They had yummy berries, too!

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Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

String beans, three colors

I love string beans. They were my mom’s favorite vegetable, too. So fun to pick from the garden. Side note: When you cook the purple ones, they turn regular green and taste just like the green ones.

Purple, regular and yellow wax beans begin their summer abundance.

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Published Sunday, July 16, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Day lily against the sky

Day lilies decorate our blue July sky.

Burgundy hemerocallis (daylily or day lily) against a clear blue sky

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Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender wreaths

My daughter is “crafty.” She saw all the lavender I have growing and decided we should make a wreath. She cut some willow for the base, tied it into a circle with jute twine, then added overlapping bunches of the fresh lavender while wrapping the twine. It worked! Here they are in my carport, drying.

Three or four kinds of fresh lavender, made into wreaths

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Published Monday, July 10, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cirrus clouds

Seattle has had some magnificent clouds lately.

Cirrus clouds on a warm summer day

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Published Sunday, July 9, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bouquet close up

I picked a bouquet of mostly red flowers today. ‘Double Delight’ rose, a very dark burgundy day lily, and a little ruby red ‘Lucifer’ crocosmia in my back yard, for you.

You can see the pollen on the day lily petals…

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Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Our flag

She’s a little tattered, but she’s up there, and we love her, above all others. Happy Fourth of July!

The American Flag, in red, white and blue

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Published Monday, July 3, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Floribunda rose

‘Fragrant Cloud’ blooming in my garden.

Floribunda roses have many flowers on one main stem.

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