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, August 26, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Big Creek

We went camping. Even though the air was hazy with wildfire smoke, it was still beautiful out there.

Scenic view of Big Creek in Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington, near Mt. Rainier

Here’s a short video of the scene, from this view to the left:

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Published Saturday, August 18, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red sun

The air was awful in Seattle this week, due to wildfires in British Columbia and in Washington. This was the worst I’ve ever seen or felt it.

Red sun in a very smoky sky at the Cove in Normandy Park, WA

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Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pigtail anthurium

Here’s a tropical plant you don’t see that much, courtesy the fabulous collection at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA.

Red pigtail anthuriums. So curly!

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Published Monday, August 13, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Alstroemeria bouquet

A friend gave me a magnificent bouquet of Peruvian lilies, or alstroemeria. Each flower was at least 2″ or even 3″ wide (5-8 cm). I’ve never seen such an array of rainbow colors in this flower. See a close up in this post below.

Almost perfect cut flower (sadly no fragrance), Peruvian lilies make such a fine bouquet

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Published Saturday, August 11, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peruvian lily macro

Someone gave me a truly marvelous bouquet of alstroemeria, or Peruvian lily. I have no idea where she got such magnificent ones. This image is a real fave of mine, straight out of the camera…See above for a photo of the whole bouquet.

Translucent petals and a rainbow of colors in this alstroemeria bouquet

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Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fuzzy peaches

Homegrown peaches may be fuzzy, but the ineffable sweet perfume of them…

I think this is a Frost peach tree. It doesn’t get leaf curl and is producing sweet peaches in Seattle

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Published Sunday, August 5, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tomato harvest

I fertilized my tomatoes a bit better this year, and they show it. Sweet Sungold cherry tomatoes, with Early Girls and some San Marzano romas. I love the little green hats they wear that show how very fresh they are.

Red and orange tomatoes in my backyard harvest at the beginning of August. A warm summer in Seattle!

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Published Wednesday, August 1, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers at the front door

My friend Cindy is quite a gardener. Here is her front entryway.

Hanging baskets and pots of flowers adorn the front of this Bonney Lake, WA home.

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Published Tuesday, July 31, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Smoky sunset

There are wildfires in California and our own Washington State, an early start to the fire season.

At the Cove in Normandy Park, WA, a smoky sunset last evening

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Published Monday, July 30, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowerbed in July

Here’s what my back flowerbed looked like, a couple of weeks ago before this super hot weather we’re having in Seattle this year.

Dark red  and burgundy day lilies, orange and yellow alstroemeria (Peruvian lily) bloom in my July garden

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Published Sunday, July 29, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink sweetpeas

From my garden, before the heatwave.

Magenta sweetpeas, a couple of weeks ago, before all this hot weather in Seattle

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Published Friday, July 27, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White hydrangea

This darling hydrangea was growing in shade near Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, perhaps being readied for display.

White hydrangea with pink outer petals

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