Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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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.



Published Thursday, August 21, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch Friday

This is my first Skywatch Friday post. Doesn’t it look like a guy grinning and wanting to shake hands? Taken at a golf course in Kent, WA. They golfed; I took pictures.

For more Skywatch Friday photos click here.



Published Tuesday, August 19, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link


Right after I watered in the heat spell we had, the daylilies were looking particularly fine. Here’s a Ruby Tuesday photo for you. For more Ruby Tuesday photos, click here.




Published Monday, August 18, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Knitted Doughnuts and a Tree Frog

I have been posting lots of flowers, and they truly thrill me, but here is something different. I was walking in Old Burien and saw a The Yarn Stash (, a knitting shop with a storefront display of . . . knitted food. Or maybe crocheted. I loved it. Here are the doughnuts . . .


. . . as well as knitted angora marshmallows and the knitted food pyramid (high fiber!), all by Christine Moulton. Too funny!



And not to neglect our general garden theme, a teensy treefrog on the leaves of our super dwarf peach tree in Des Moines. You can just see the colorful peach peeking through the leaves on the lower right.



Published Wednesday, August 6, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Glorious Glads, Geranium gems


The big push of flowers is easing off now, but still a showy display from the glads. They look so thrilling in the brilliant Seattle summer sunshine.


And yesterday the geraniums looked just perfect. Somehow the bright sun provided a mysterious shadow effect in this photograph.


Published Friday, August 1, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Veggie Plate


We’re having a housewarming party tomorrow for the new place in Normandy Park. Can’t have a party without a vegetable plate. Isn’t it pretty?


Published Tuesday, July 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Godetia, easy annual that reseeds


I love godetia. They grow from seeds easily, and then volunteers pop up next year, never invasive, doesn’t need staking, even great cut flowers in a bouquet. I forgive it its lack of scent. Nothing is perfect, but these are a nine out of ten, for me. Okay, maybe only eight, because flower fragrance is so important, after all.


Published Wednesday, July 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

West Seattle Garden


Went to meet a potential client and saw a gorgeous garden on the way. Here is a lovely hanging basket for you to enjoy.


Published Tuesday, July 15, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Faves from last year


I haven’t been taking enough pictures recently to have ones worthy of sharing, so I thought I’d look at last year on this date and see what I found. Voila! Some very nice ones. The first was taken at the Darrington Bluegrass festival, in a sunny moment. I do not know the name of the beautiful mountain.

And here are some daylilies that I grew in the Des Moines house. They are only in their third year here in the ground. Our new house in Normandy park will definitely have some of these, after the garden gets going.