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 Monday, November 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden peonies

From the June 1 folder, peonies growing in my garden:

A swirl of peony petals and some spherical buds, in pink

A swirl of peony petals and some spherical buds, in pink

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Published Saturday, November 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink peony bouquet

Time for a visit to June: a bouquet of pink peonies from my garden.

Pink peonies with many petals and yellow centers, in a bouquet

Pink peonies with many petals and yellow centers, in a bouquet

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Published Saturday, November 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red chard

Took this photo of my red chard before the recent freeze. I’m afraid to go out there and see what’s left of it..

Red chard shows off its jewel colors in my garden earlier this week

Red chard shows off its jewel colors in my garden earlier this week

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Published Thursday, November 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boysenberry leaves

I have a couple of thornless boysenberry plants. Their leaves are doing the fall showoff thing.

Boysenberry leaves color up for fall

Boysenberry leaves color up for fall

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

Tree with yellow leaves

The coral bark maple at my driveway has such yellow leaves!

Coral bark Japanese maple tree turns bright yellow in the fall

Coral bark Japanese maple tree leaves turns bright yellow in the fall

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

Hardy fuchsia macro

Yesterday I went outside to bring in all the plants that needed to come in ahead of the arctic weather we’re having right now, and took a few minutes to enjoy the bright sunshine and the last, last flowers blooming.

Red and purple hardy fuchsia flowers still blooming in November.

Small magenta/red and purple hardy fuchsia flowers still blooming in mid-November.

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

Yellow alstroemeria

From the archives. These yellow alstroemeria flowers, or Peruvian lilies, are wonderful even if they have no scent, and very long lasting in a bouquet. Very easy to grow, too.

Yellow alstroemeria flowers with dark red stripes in a bouquet

Yellow alstroemeria flowers with dark red stripes in a bouquet

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

Nail art

Passing by a Hispanic beauty salon in Burien, I saw these decorated nails in the window. My goodness gracious.

Gems and silver swirls decorate long artificial nails

Gems and silver swirls decorate long artificial nails

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

Bigger aquarium

We have four pretty goldfish with fancy fins and pearly scales, and they were getting too big for their ten-gallon tank, so we moved them to a 30-gallon aquarium. Here’s a photo of them in the smaller tank, and below that are two videos of them, first in the smaller tank and then right after their move to a larger home.

Four fancy iridescent goldfish swim a last few minutes in their ten-gallon aquarium

Four fancy iridescent goldfish swim a last few minutes in their ten-gallon aquarium

Here are two videos of the before and after. Note how they do not swim into the new, larger area just yet after the move.

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Published Friday, November 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese maple leaves in rain

More pretty leaves.

Yellow Japanese maple leaves with red edges in autumn rain

Yellow Japanese maple leaves with red edges in autumn rain

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

Sunny sky with puffy clouds

Have I mentioned that it’s been raining for quite a while? Here’s a sky from the other side of the year, in May.

Sunny springtime sky with white puffy clouds

Sunny springtime sky with white puffy clouds

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

Bouquet at night

From a couple of weeks ago, the last garden flowers in a while.

Dahlias, cosmos and roses in a late summer bouquet

Dahlias, cosmos and roses in a late summer bouquet

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