Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Wednesday, June 28, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Evening lavender garden

I adore these long days when I get to be in the garden in the dreamy twilight. Today I cut some of the lavender. There is a lot!

After 9:00pm in my Seattle garden

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Published Friday, June 23, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses with lavender

Some roses from my garden, with a few stems of lavender, on the first day of summer. The lavender is at the perfect stage for drying, before the individual florets have opened, but it works well in a bouquet, too. The peach one is Carding Mill, a David Austin rose.

Roses from the garden, under the cedar tree

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Published Tuesday, June 20, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Glorious solstice

Happy Solstice! May your days be bright always.

Double Delight rose sends its love to the sun

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Published Friday, June 16, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden shadows

We visited Woodland Park Rose Garden in Seattle yesterday, in perfect weather. I need more pink roses in my life.

A planting of pink roses in Woodland Park Rose Garden

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Published Monday, June 12, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Foxglove dots

I love foxgloves, such a good garden flower in my Seattle yard. Reseeds but you can move the little new plants easily, and they’ll bloom next year. Tall and elegant, their dots just float my boat.

Pretty dots or spots decorate these mauve foxglove flowers

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Published Saturday, June 10, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shiny red cherries

Just picked, from our dwarf, five-graft cherry tree! It bore nothing last year, so this delicious first picking is especially welcome. Below the cherries you can see the netting with clothespins hubby put on the tree a week ago.

Sweet red cherries, maybe Bings? Picked the first week in June in my Seattle back yard.

 

Cherry tree, netted

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Published Sunday, June 4, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Irises

Smelling like grape soda, these irises in a friend’s garden were a spring delight. The dark purple color of the lower petals is the finest velvet.

Colorful iris flowers in a spring garden

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Published Friday, May 5, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Perfection and imperfection

The beautiful calla lilies are beginning to bloom. Something took a bite out of that leaf!

A perfect white calla lily

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring garden

Yesterday Seattle had just incredibly gorgeous weather: delightfully warm, sunny, and calm. Did I mention warm and sunny? It has been so very cold and gray this year, so I treasure these rare bursts of heaven. The irises are gearing up.

My garden and part of my neighbor’s. Bluebells and forget-me-nots, plus irises to come.

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Published Saturday, April 15, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Giant palm leaf

I got to visit Seattle’s beloved Volunteer Park Conservatory again after a very long absence. It was as thrilling as ever. This palm leaf overhead was at least five feet wide!

Giant leaf of a palm at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in the Palm House

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Published Saturday, April 8, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow calendula

Simple flowers can be the best.

Bright, school-bus-yellow calendula in my garden, joyful in early spring

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Published Sunday, March 26, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hellebores in sunshine

A friend has a good hellebore collection in her charming garden. Even with the cold weather, they bloom so prettily in late winter and early spring.

Nodding hellebore blooms with purple veining and edges in a PNW sun break

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