Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Sunday, September 6, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hardy fuchsias, just watered

Trying to get my garden well watered ahead of a big heat wave coming up. These small flowered hardy fuchsias bloom so well in the late summer garden.

Hardy fuchsias actually like quite a bit of sun, unlike the other, tender kinds

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Published Saturday, September 5, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bunny in the garden

Oh they are cute, absolutely. As long as they stay with the fallen apples and leave my vegetables alone!

Brown bunny rabbit in my yard

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Published Thursday, September 3, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow roses

My ‘Julia Child’ rose is still blooming its heart out.

Late afternoon sunshine, truly the golden hour for roses

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Published Sunday, August 30, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow harvest

Finally we’re getting some warm, sunny weather in Seattle. The tomatoes are loving it!

Early Girl red tomatoes, Sungold orange cherry tomatoes, wax beans, a lemon cucumber,  a green tomato that got knocked off the vine, and some Blue Lake string beans, with some cosmos and a chiminea in the background

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Published Friday, August 28, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Clouds and moon

There were almost explosive cloud forms recently, with a crescent moon for decoration on the skyscape.

High, feathery clouds of ice crystals so scenic in the daytime summer sky

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Published Sunday, August 23, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Why I fertilize

I’ve been gardening for a long time, now in the Seattle area. I add compost every year or so, and I water regularly. But I also want good vegetable production from two pretty small beds. Here’s the results of adding about a cup of Dr. Earth Rose & Flower food per plant (!) when I planted this Sungold cherry 10″ tomato start in the late spring. It’s been cool this year, so they’re just starting to really get ripe. It’s been worth the wait.

Sungold cherry tomatoes on the vine

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Published Saturday, August 22, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rain coming

We are students of clouds and cloud cover in Seattle. It doesn’t actually rain that much, about the same as New York City per year, but we have more cloudy days than any other city, I’ve heard. So we look at the sky a lot to check if it’s clearing up. Or not. Loved these exciting, swirling clouds before some recent rain.

Unsettled clouds on a Seattle summer day

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Published Monday, August 17, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backlit rose

Double Delight is one of my top fave roses. Lit from behind, glowing like the star it is.

Fragrant ‘Double Delight’ rose, backlit

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Published Tuesday, August 11, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fuzzy peaches

I’m a big fan of planting fruit trees. Even if you’re renting. Ever since I wound up living in one rented home with a huge yard for over ten years, and realized I could have had a whole orchard back there, I’ve planted fruit trees. They do take a long time, but time passes, right? This curl-free peach tree (‘Frost’) is about 4 or 5 years old. There are only a couple of dozen peaches, if that. But they are such heaven!

Fuzzy home-grown peaches, so perfumed!

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Published Monday, August 10, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest scene at Big Creek, WA

This campground photo from several years ago I offer as a way to remember what the woods feels like. Not this year for us, but maybe next year.

Summertime forest scene with sword ferns in Washington, not far from Mt. Rainier

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Published Monday, August 3, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lemon cucumbers

If you have never eaten lemon cucumbers, poor you. They are delicious! They are called that because when you let them (over)ripen, they appear the size and shape of lemons, but still taste like regular cucumbers. As a public service announcement I offer the correct stage to pick them. They should have just a tiny hint of yellow starting. Select ones in the store at this color; do not buy if dark yellow. The inner seeds are hardly developed at all. So tender, sweet and crunchy! Rub off the little prickly things and you can even eat the skin at this stage, but I do peel them. Let’s hear it for backyard gardening!

Harvest of lemon cucumbers picked at the perfect time, the first Sungold cherry tomatoes, and some Blue Lake stringbeans

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Published Sunday, August 2, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Box of peaches

Our local Trader Joe’s has had magnificent peaches this year. I noticed that they are even MORE beautiful than the illustration on the packaging, which is saying something! Hope you are enjoying your summer fruit in this unusual, to say the least, year.

Heavenly yellow peaches, the best part of summer

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