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 Wednesday, March 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dramatic sky

The cloudy, rainy weather has finally ended, for a little while. Here is a look at the western sky over the campus of Highline Community College, in Des Moines, WA on Monday evening as the clear skies approached. See the rain still falling in the distance?

Rain ending, clear skies beginning, at sunset in Western Washington

Rain ending, clear skies beginning, at sunset in Western Washington

Linking up to Wordless Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s FridayPink Saturday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see more images here. Thank you!

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Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

September sunshine

Feeling like summer is pulling me towards it. This was my yard in September.

Late afternoon sunshine on a backyard bench

Late afternoon sunshine makes shadows with a wooden backyard bench

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Scenic Weekends, Nature Notes Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. If you’d like to see a few more pretty pictures, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above, and please come back soon!

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Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange cosmos

Taking a peek at the other side of the year, this orange cosmos flower bloomed in a friend’s garden in September. I’ve grown them myself, and they are easy from seed. Try some this year!

Bright orange cosmos flowers bloom into the late summer

Bright orange cosmos flowers (about 2″ or 5 cm) bloom into the late summer

Connecting with Wordless WednesdayOutdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, I Heart Macro SaturdayRuby Tuesday 2Orange You Glad It’s Friday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for visiting Sara’s Fave Photos Blog and please come back soon!

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Published Sunday, March 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hellebore or Lenten Rose

Blooming at the nursery, one of the new hybrid hellebores. I know just the spot to put it!

Double, frilly hellebore in shades of green and white

Double, frilly hellebore in shades of green and cream

Linking to Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, I Heart Macro Saturday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the newest photos here.

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Published Saturday, March 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Geraniums indoors

I have a south window in my living room, so I took some geraniums indoors last fall. Why not? Here they are in a sunbreak (that’s a Seattle term) last week, looking out at my backyard.

Red and peach geraniums bloom on a windowsill indoors

Red and peach geraniums bloom on a windowsill indoors

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Published Thursday, March 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Reblooming amaryllis

I have an indoor gardening success. Not only did my red amaryllis rebloom, this year it pushed up a second flower (on a much shorter stem) after the first one faded! I was flabbergasted.

Second flower after first bloom on red amaryllis bulb

Second flower after first bloom on red amaryllis bulb

Joining Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Seasonal SundaysShadow Shot Sunday 2, Ruby Tuesday 2NF Catching the Light Monday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for clicking on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see recent photos here.

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Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic overlook with gray skies

Even gray skies can be scenic, once in awhile. I love this image and am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Overlook vista from residential street in Normandy Park, WA on a late winter day

Overlook vista from residential street in Normandy Park, WA on a late winter day

Linking to Wordless Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Scenic Weekends, Nature Notes Wednesday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World WednesdayNF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel,  Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see more images here. Thank you!

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Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peacock window

This large peacock window over the entrance to Seattle’s beloved Volunteer Park Conservatory on Capitol Hill is the original window, and over one hundred years old. It is beautiful on sunny days and on gray and rainy ones as well.

Historic peacock window over the entry to the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Historic peacock window over the entry to the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Connecting to Seasonal Sundays, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayWordless Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. To see the latest images here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above. Thank you!

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Published Sunday, March 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red and white parrot tulip

This is the last gasp of my sweet Valentine’s Day tulips, perfect as they fade away.

Red petals with fringed white edges and a black center cast a tiny shadow

Tulip blossom with red petals and fringed white edges, and pistil and stamens casting a tiny shadow

Linking to Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming FridayMonday Mellow Yellows, Seasonal SundaysShadow Shot Sunday 2, Ruby Tuesday 2NF Catching the Light Monday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the latest pictures here.

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Published Sunday, March 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Photos from Peru

It’s travel weekend, here at Sara’s Fave Photos blog. The pictures below were taken in Peru by my cousin Aurora, the daughter of Sheila, who just went to Hawaii. Peripatetic family! I have never been to Hawaii, but I truly loved my visit to Peru many years ago.

Birds perching on arch rock in Paracas Peru on the Ballestas islands

Birds perching on arch rock in Paracas Peru on the Ballestas islands

Ancient Inca stonework in Machu Picchu, Peru. The stones are fitted so closely that a knifeblade cannot be forced between them.

Ancient Inca stonework in Machu Picchu, Peru. The stones are fitted so closely that a knifeblade cannot be forced between them.

Near Machu Picchu, Peru

On the hike up to Machu Picchu, Peru

Linking these photos to Blue Monday, Scenic Weekends, Seasonal Sundays, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück HimmelCamera Critters, and Saturday Show Off. To see the latest images here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above. Thank you!

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Published Saturday, March 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic Hawaii, guest post

My dear cousin went to Hawaii (and got engaged there!) and has given me permission to share a few scenic photos she took there.

Turquoise water and lava rocks at the Hawaiian shore

Turquoise water and lava rocks at the Hawaiian shore

Split leaf philodendrons in the wild, with rain-shined leaves

Split leaf philodendrons in the wild, with rain-shined leaves

Rainy Hawaiian path through a mass of split leaf philodendrons

Rainy Hawaiian path through a mass of split leaf philodendrons

Linking these photos to Scenic Weekends, Nature Notes Wednesday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World TuesdayBlue Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Unique Weekend Challenge (Ocean), and Saturday Show Off. For more pretty pictures, mostly by me, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above. Thank you!

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Published Friday, February 28, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

February rainbow

There’s more to life than just flowers. There are rainbows.

Late February rainbow decorates the sky over Burien, Washington

Late February rainbow decorates the sky over Burien, Washington

Joining up at Pink SaturdayRuby Tuesday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück HimmelScenic Weekends, Nature Notes WednesdayOrange You Glad It’s Friday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow YellowsOutdoor Wednesday, Blue Monday, and Saturday Show Off. To see more images here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above. Thank you very much!

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