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 Saturday, August 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cosmos in black and white

The scenic clouds-and-water post below got me thinking about black and white images. Here’s a version of the cosmos flower post below that, in black and white. What do you think? Color, or black and white, for most attractive impact? Which would look best on the wall?

Cosmos flower in the garden, in black and white

Cosmos flower in the garden, in black and white

Participating in: NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World Tuesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, The Weekend in Black and White, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

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Published Friday, August 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound and sky

I rarely post black and white images, but for this shot of Puget Sound from Redondo, WA, I will make an exception.

Monochromatic photo of dramatic sky and calm Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

Monochromatic photo of dramatic sky and calm Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

Joining up at  Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, NF Catching the Light Monday, The Weekend in Black and White, Unique Weekend Challenge (Black and White), and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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Published Thursday, August 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White cosmos

It’s great what the right light can do for a macro flower photo. Such an ordinary flower, but so amazing in good light.

White cosmos with yellow center bloom in August in my Seattle garden

White cosmos with yellow center bloom in August in my Seattle garden

Participating in these photo memes this week: Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World Tuesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Thursday Challenge (Yellow), My Romantic Home, and  Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit here and please come back soon!

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Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Raindrops on evergreen branch

Our brief camping trip last week was sadly rained out, but before we left of course I took some photos.

Raindrop on evergreen branch, with the Ohanapecosh River all brown and rushing in the background

Raindrop on evergreen branch, with the Ohanapecosh River all brown and rushing in the background

Participating in I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, and Saturday Show Off. Please check out the sidebar at right and try a new category. Nature, perhaps?

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Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boy at poolside

Friends have the most beautiful garden you can imagine, with a view that just won’t quit. Here is a small visitor checking out the pool on a warm evening recently.

Small boy peers at floats in a pool, in a garden near Puget Sound in Washington

Child peers at floats in a pool, in a garden near Puget Sound in Washington

Joining Skywatch Friday, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, NF Blo-Ma TuesdayTuesday Garden Party, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here and please come back soon!

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Published Monday, August 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ohanapecosh River

We went camping last week, southeast of Mt. Rainier in Washington. At first the local river, the Ohanapecosh River (pronounced o-HANA-puh-cosh), was clear and gorgeous.

The Ohahapecosh River at the La Wis Wis campground in Lewis County, Washington

The Ohahapecosh River at the La Wis Wis campground in Lewis County, Washington

Then (bonus image time!) it rained very, very hard. Here is the same river, a few miles upstream, after much rain.

The Ohanapecosh River in Lewis County, WA, after heavy rains

The Ohanapecosh River in Lewis County, WA, after heavy rains

Linking up to Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Please check out the sidebar at right and try a tag, category or search to see something new here. River, perhaps?

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Published Saturday, August 16, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Quinceañera photo

In Point Defiance Rose Garden in Tacoma, WA, I was lucky enough to see a beautiful and excited fifteen-year old girl having her Quinceañera photos taken.

A 15-year-old girl poses for pictures in the park for her upcoming Quinceañera

A 15-year-old girl poses for pictures in the park for her upcoming Quinceañera

Participating in Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Wednesday, August 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunflower against the sky

Everyone loves sunflowers. These big yellow beauties in my garden turn their faces to the sun so nicely.

Rear view of a yellow sunflower against a blue sky

Rear view of a yellow sunflower against a blue sky

Linking to Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Our World TuesdayNF Catching the Light Monday, Thursday Challenge (Yellow),  My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back very soon.

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Published Monday, August 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange crocosmia

A beautiful flower, extremely adaptable (almost invasive!) but so very graceful. Good in bouquets, this crocosmia (also called Montbretia) is also found in the taller, all red version “Lucifer.”

Red and orange crocosmia flowers against a dark background

Red and orange crocosmia flowers against a dark background

Joining up with I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s FridayRuby Tuesday 2, Mandarin Orange MondayOutdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Our World Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Saturday, August 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange daylily

In a friend and neighbor’s garden, a late orange daylily, all lit up by the summer sunshine.

Single orange daylily showing the shadow of its stamens

Single-petaled, graceful orange daylily showing the shadow of its stamens in the sunlight

Joining up with I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayOutdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday,  Our World Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Friday, August 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow cherry tomatoes

Yellow cherry tomatoes are such stars of the food garden. Their little stem caps even look like stars.

Sweet golden yellow cherry tomatoes, fresh picked from the yard

Sweet golden orange-yellow cherry tomatoes, fresh picked from the yard

Linking to I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our World Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one photo here, click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Thursday, August 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Planter flowers with coleus

This display of shade-happy plants is a skillful combination of colors and textures, don’t you think? Some unknown floral designer did a fine job.

Fuchsia, coleus and tiny petunias (Calibrachoa) decorate an outdoor planter

Participating in Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. While you are here, you might click on a new tag or category to the right. Have fun!

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