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 Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Monday, September 15, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Tuesday Peppers

At the Farmers Market late in the summer, what could be redder than these peppers? Click HERE for more Ruby Tuesday possibilities. Thanks to all those who leave comments; I really appreciate it.





Published Sunday, September 14, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Flower for today

It’s time for a flower for today. For more Flowers for Today, click HERE. Dahlias are so beautiful, with hundreds and hundreds of colors and types. If only they had scent, they would be my top faves altogether. Breeders, please make it happen! Fragrance, like a lily, would be just the thing.



Published Friday, September 12, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Marin Fog for Skywatch Friday

This is a photo I took when back in California a year or so ago. Click HERE for more Skywatch Friday photos. I just love the way the clouds and strip of fog looks, plus it’s at my favorite time of day, the dusky twilight. Even though the focus is not as sharp as it could be, it is truly one of my fave photos.



Published Tuesday, September 9, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Smile Collection

When we went to the Fair yesterday, there was a section I have never visited before: people’s collections. This one (I’m showing just a tiny part) made me laugh out loud. I thought it was a good Wordless Wednesday submission as it really needs no caption to enjoy.



Published Monday, September 8, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

The Fair

We went to the Puyallup Fair, the huge one near Seattle that means the summer is pretty much over, but not today—oh, no, a perfect summer day, and so wonderful for photos. Lots of dahlias exhibited, too. Hope you like the photos.

And all of these qualify for Ruby Tuesday (click HERE for more Ruby Tuesday photos) as well.






Published Sunday, September 7, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Zinnias for Today's Flowers

Today I went to the Des Moines WA farmers market. The bunches of flowers are so thrilling, and I was able to buy organic fruit from the farmer, a wonderful thing. For more beautiful flower photos, click HERE.



Published Saturday, September 6, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Seattle Sky

A recent sunny day with the buildings looking like part of the sky, perfect for Skywatch Friday. Click HERE for more beautiful sky photos.



Published Friday, August 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Flowers for today

I was at a flower show from the district’s garden clubs. I’d like to know which of the three photos below you like best. The first one was the display with their ribbons lit from a convenient skylight. The second shows the hydrangeas in their varied colors. And the third is one dahlia, I believe the variety is Firecracker. It won a blue ribbon, too. Which photo appeals the most to you?

For more flower photos, go to Today’s Flowers.





Published Friday, August 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch Friday Sunrise

This is something different. My sister Jo in Camano Island, north of Seattle, was up at a very unaccustomed early hour and was rewarded by this sunrise as seen from her deck. I couldn’t resist posting the series she took here for Skywatch Friday. For more Skywatch Friday photos, click HERE.







Published Tuesday, August 26, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Finally some rain

Seattle is known for rain but really doesn’t get that much, only an average of 36 inches a year. We do get lots of drizzle and clouds, it’s true, but this year is quite dry and cool, unlike many other places. Before the rain this week, we had only about 14 inches of rain since January 1, about 25% under normal. But it rained over two inches recently and it’s still showery. The garden loved it.



Published Tuesday, August 26, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link


Today is Ruby Tuesday! I took these the other day and saved the photo for today. They are Tristar and so sweet. The daughter plants seem to produce more than last year’s old, tired plants. For more Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.




Published Saturday, August 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Pasture Apple Tree

In back of our yard is a horse pasture. It is beautiful even if the horses are in the barn.