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 Sunday, January 18, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose Garden for Today's Flowers

This is Seattle’s Woodland Park Rose Garden, in late June. It was much bigger than I expected. So much fun to be able to take endless numbers of photos with a digital camera. The sense of abundance matched the display.

For more flowers around the world, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, January 18, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic Astoria Bridge

Here is a post for Scenic Sunday. I think to be scenic there has to be expansive view, have sunny skies and hopefully be pretty as well. That’s what I feel is scenic, and others may have other ideas. This one of the distinctive bridge in Astoria, Oregon, qualifies. If you go there, the town has enough old buildings to be charming as well. For more scenic photography around the world, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, January 18, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Nevada Shadows

A late August day on the way to Burning Man Arts Festival in Black Rock Nevada, stopped to rest a bit. For other shadows of all sorts, click HERE.

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Published Friday, January 16, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skywatch Friday and Wordless autumn light

The unrelenting gray days here in the Pacific Northwest make me long for sunshine, although I am thankful we are not enduring an arctic cold wave like many other places right now. But I thought I’d share a photo taken at our last house in the autumn. That house was on a hill that faced west, so I was lucky enough to enjoy spectacular late-afternoon light on many days.

For more beautiful skies around the world, click HERE.

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Published Wednesday, January 14, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Watery and Wordless Wednesday creek

This was taken at Saltwater State Park, a little creek in fall weather, trilling to Puget Sound. I love the sound rocky creeks make. For more watery photos from everywhere, click HERE.

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Published Tuesday, January 13, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ruby Tuesday gnome

This tiny fellow oversees the garden, bringing luck and fruitfulness. It feels like his benevolent spirit is still there, even in the present cold and wet. For other ruby ideas from everywhere, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, January 11, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic Sunday with cactus

I thought I’d show you something unusual. Here is a view of saguaro cactus near Tuscon, Arizona. I love the way they grow sprinkled in the landscape, a real forest! Remember, each of these is huge, maybe 30 feet or ten meters tall, and can be a hundred years old if not older. For more scenic photos everywhere, click HERE.

Thought I’d add a link to some info about these cacti HERE.

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Published Sunday, January 11, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadows on curtains

Here’s a shadow shot from a sunny day a few weeks ago. For more shadows everywhere, or to post your own, click HERE.

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Published Thursday, January 8, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skywatch Friday sunset

I’m just in a sunset mood. Here’s one from Arizona; hope you like it.

For more beautiful photos of skies around the world, or to post your own, click HERE.

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Published Tuesday, January 6, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ruby Peppers for Tuesday

Another post from the archives for Ruby Tuesday. This photo is one of my top faves, taken at a small town Northern California farmers market years ago. Hope you enjoy this depiction of abundance and the brilliant beauty of summer, which will come again! For more rubiness around the world, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, January 4, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers for today: a birthday bouquet

I crave summer and the flowers of summer. Here is a bouquet I picked in June for hubby’s birthday. For more flowers around the world, click HERE.

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Published Sunday, January 4, 2009, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadows from Jerome, Arizona

I keep looking at the photos I’ve taken in Arizona when I think of shadows. This time I’m including a zoomed-out one so you see what this place is like. Jerome, Arizona is a neat, touristy but artsy town way up in the hills a few hours north of Phoenix. Since there are ruins I figure the town’s been there awhile. The middle photo is a restored tin ceiling in a cafe. And the bottom one is the real shadow shot, taken about a week before the solstice and pretty far south, so that shadow is dark and short. This was taken just walking down the main street. A good shadow, I think! For more fascinating shadows from all over the world, or to post your own, click HERE.

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