Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Saturday, May 13, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mammatus clouds

I’ve never seen these clouds in this area (Seattle). I believe they are called mammatus. Yes, there were thunderstorms later.

Mammatus cloud forms

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Published Thursday, May 11, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lilacs in the rain

I do love lilacs. They look good even in this wettest year ever in Seattle.

Double lilacs macro in a very, very wet Seattle spring.

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Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple and yellow pansies

Who doesn’t like pansies?

Dark purple pansies, with yellow and black centers

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Published Monday, May 8, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset with contrail

Puget Sound does sunsets very nicely, even in cool weather. With a seagull!

Sun setting behind Vashon Island over Puget Sound, in Washington State

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Published Friday, May 5, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cloud forms

Before yesterday’s thunderstorms (not too common in the Seattle area), the clouds were getting ready.

Frilly, feathery clouds advance ahead of a big storm front

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Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two apple trees

A couple of days ago, the two columnar apple trees near my patio looked like this, not quite blooming. Wonder what two warm and sunny days will do?

Bluebells and forget-me-nots, a pruned grapevine, and two columnar apple trees almost in bloom. Scallions (green onions) blooming at lower left, and a multi-graft plum tree in the distance.

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Published Monday, May 1, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cream brugmansia

Brugmansia, or Angels Trumpet, is challenging to photograph, although so very graceful and exciting in person. This one had a heavenly fragrance in the early evening.

Cream Angels Trumpet (brugmansia) with faint apricot mottled markings, at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow curb

This is one of those images I don’t really have a title for, and don’t really know why I love it, but I keep wanting to look at it, so there might be something there for you, too.

Scene with plantings, and a bench

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia blossom

Magnolias seem to be beautiful in all stages. This one has lost one petal.

Japanese magnolia blooming in Seattle garden in April

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

Two pink trees

There was a sunbreak. The tree on the left is a Japanese magnolia showing how the hard rain we had knocked a lot of the petals off, and on the right is pink dogwood, getting ready to bloom. In front are three hydrangeas, just sticks still, and a red azalea just starting.

The embodiment of Springtime: pink trees

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

Tulip and bluebells

Tulips naturalize if conditions are just right. They don’t like any water in the summers. But bluebells bloom anywhere, and just at the same time. Good combo, yes?

Yellow, orange and red tulip with bluebells

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Published Sunday, April 23, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink tulip bouquet

For your enjoyment, pink tulips in a bouquet.

Pale pink and white tulips and their graceful stems

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