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 Friday, September 26, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink sky sunset

The overlook around the block from my house was bathed in pink the other evening.

Scenic view of Puget Sound at sunset from Normandy Park, Washington

Scenic view of Puget Sound at sunset from Normandy Park, Washington

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Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose bouquet

They predicted rain, quite a bit, so I went out and cut the fully open roses. What a fine idea I had.

Roses in lavender and shades of red in a late summer bouquet

Garden roses in lavender and shades of pink and red, in a late summer bouquet

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Published Monday, September 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fern fronds

This is some kind of black-stemmed maidenhair fern, seen in the woods in the Olympic Peninsula. I haven’t seen this kind of radial pattern before.

Lacy leaflets on shiny black stems whorled in a pretty pattern

Lacy, fringed leaflets on shiny black stems whorled in a pretty pattern

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Published Sunday, September 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sparkling outfits

At the party this weekend to celebrate the engagement of a man whose family is originally from Northern India, these lovely ladies agreed to stop for a photo. Their clothing was so very colorful and sparkling.

Two ladies at an engagement party show off their beautiful finery

Ladies at an engagement party show off their beautiful finery

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Published Sunday, September 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Men laughing

We went to a Punjabi engagement party, at a beautiful home on Lake Washington. These four men chatting on the pier at dusk made a fine image.

Indian men standing on a pier at Lake Washington in Seattle, at sunset

Indian men standing on a pier at Lake Washington in Seattle, at sunset

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Published Friday, September 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cosmos against the sky

Combine perfect flowers, perfect weather, and a blue sky, in the late afternoon sunlight…

Lavender-pink cosmos reaches to the sunny blue sky

Lavender-pink cosmos reaches to the sunny blue sky

Participating in Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Skywatch FridayPink Saturday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic WeekendsNF Catching the Light Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, NF Blo-Ma TuesdayToday’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Thursday Challenge (Blue), My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visiting here and please—come back soon. If you’d like some free, easy tips for taking better photos of any kind, download at the sidebar on the right.

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Published Thursday, September 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tree and sky reflection

Went hiking near a river on a perfect day.

Trees and sky reflected in clear water of the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Washington

Trees and sky reflected in clear waters of the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Washington

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Published Thursday, September 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blue salvia

A recent visit to Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory had pretty blue salvia, a lovely annual, planted in the beds in front.

Purple-blue salvia spike flowers, with a touch of white

Purple-blue salvia spike flowers, with a touch of white

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Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Water and birdsong

This beautiful short video clip was taken at the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Washington. Note: Locals call it “the Skoke.” Turn up your sound so you can hear the bird chirping.

And here’s a still photo of water rushing nearby

Water flowing in the river. Click on video above to hear the sound.

Water flowing in the river. Click on video above to hear the sound.

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Published Tuesday, September 16, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest path

Camping at Staircase Campground near Lake Cushman in Washington on a glorious morning.

The woods of the Pacific Northwest on a sunny September day

The woods of the Pacific Northwest on a sunny September day

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Published Monday, September 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bull trout

In the North Fork of the Skokomish River in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, my eagle-eyed hubby saw these bull trout fish. They like clear, unpolluted waters (don’t we all?) and these looked to be almost two feet long. How many can you see?

Several large bull trout fish hang out near the bridge at Staircase Campground in Washington

Several large bull trout fish hang out near the bridge at Staircase Campground in Washington

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Published Sunday, September 14, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skokomish River scene

We went camping. Here is a view of the blue sky reflected in the beautiful North Fork of the Skokomish River on a late summer afternoon.

Clear water meanders down the North Fork of the Skokomish River in the Olympic Peninsula,

Clear water meanders down the North Fork of the Skokomish River in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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