Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Thursday, December 11, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch Friday: Clouds at Mt. Ranier

I was driving down the hill near my house and almost drove off the road when I saw, looking to the southeast, these clouds above Mt. Ranier. A quick look on the web revealed that these are Lenticular clouds, often mistaken for spaceships. No wonder!

For more skies around the world, click HERE.



Published Wednesday, December 10, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Watery Wednesday at Highline Botanical Gardens

It’s so gray and rainy now, I crave the bright days of summer. This was taken in June at a neat little garden South of Seattle. Go visit it if you are in the neighborhood.

For other watery posts, click HERE. It’s amazing how differently people interpret Water as a theme.



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

Ruby Tuesday Leaves

The autumn is well advanced; most of the pretty leaves are off the trees. But these strawberry leaves are showing an almost Christmas color scheme.

For more ideas on the color red, click HERE.



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

Today’s Flowers, from last spring

Not too many flowers blooming now in Seattle, so I thought I’d visit my archives for some fave shots from the past. This photo of yellow azaleas was taken last spring in Portland near the Rose Garden.

For more lovely flowers around the world, click HERE.



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

Shadow Shot Sunday in the kitchen

Here’s a photo of my kitchen the other day. The winter sun here in Seattle is so low in the sky that it comes in the window almost horizontally. To see other shadows, or share one of your own, visit Hey Harriet’s wonderful blog.



Published Friday, December 5, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch fave

This is one of my all-time fave photos, taken last year on the way back from Astoria, Oregon, from the amazing bridge there. Mostly it was cloudy, but one sunny moment was all I needed for this.

Do you see a face in profile in the big cloud on the left?

If you’d like to post a photo you took of the sky and share, or look at many others’ work, click HERE. Happy Skywatch Friday!



Published Tuesday, December 2, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Tuesday portrait

Walking from Pike’s Place Market (flowers even in late November this year!), Lila paused for a photo. You can get a hint of Puget Sound in the background. For more photos with the color red, click HERE. Don’t be shy, post one of your own!

Hope everyone had a warm and meaningful Thanksgiving feast.



Published Tuesday, November 25, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Saltwater Park in Des Moines WA for Watery Wednesday

This peaceful scene is from last July. Summer will come again! For more watery photos around the world, click HERE.



Published Monday, November 24, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Tuesday on the Playa

This is in Black Rock, Nevada, on my way back from the Burning Man extreme arts festival. The flat playa makes it possible to create a city in the desert, and then remove it, leaving no trace. So many thousands of people attend that I got up before dawn (NOT my usual pattern) to try to minimize the hours of waiting to exit, merging into one lane only. But the beautiful light made it almost worth it.

For more versions of the color red, click HERE.



Published Sunday, November 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Shadow Shot Sunday in Carefree AZ

This is a roadside glimpse of shadows, so easy to find in Arizona, so much harder up here in Seattle. It was almost like artwork on the walls, I thought. Take a look at other interesting views of shadows HERE.



Published Thursday, November 20, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch Friday at Pike's Place Market

I had some time to take a walk in downtown Seattle yesterday and caught this iconic sign over our famous Pike’s Place Market on Puget Sound just as the sun went down. Not a very showy sky, but still, it’s the sky that makes the shot. If you ever visit Seattle, this place is a must. And for more thrilling skies around the entire world, click HERE.



Published Tuesday, November 18, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Rain rings for Watery Wednesday

I took this in Portland a while ago, at the Japanese Garden. What could be more watery than rain AND a lake? For more Watery Wednesday photos from everywhere, click HERE.