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, March 6, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Muscari

Muscari, or grape hyacinth, was one of the flowers I saw everywhere at the NW Flower & Garden show last week, along with fritillaria, or checkered tulips (see below). Their light blue color was very sweet to see, and will be perfect for an Easter nosegay. #NWFGS

Light blue grape hyacinths, or muscari, decorated many displays at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

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Published Sunday, March 5, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cactus flower cake

At the recent NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, one display area had some incredible “cakes” decorated with flowers. I loved the colors on this one.

Dusk outside, display cake inside, decorated with a cactus-flower motif at #NWFGS

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Published Sunday, March 5, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange tropical flower

Anyone know this one? LATER NOTE: Appears to be a kind of Leucospermum, also known as pincushion protea.

Unusual large orange flower with thin petals and curls in the center. Know it?

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Published Saturday, March 4, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fritillaria

These darling checkered tulips (not really, but that’s what they’re sometimes called) were enjoying a beam of sunlight at the recent NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, WA. #NWFGS

Fritillaria, or checkered tulip, can be seen in antique still-life paintings, and is easily grown in Pacific NW

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Published Tuesday, February 28, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kalanchoe

Some kind of pretty flowering kalanchoe at the NW Flower & Garden show in Seattle last week.

Pretty magenta pink kalanchoe flowers

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Published Sunday, February 26, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Incredible rose

Taken at the NW Flower & Garden show in Seattle on Friday, this amazing rose. #NWFGS

This orange and pink David Austin rose wowed me at the garden show

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Published Saturday, February 25, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Artichoke bouquet

The theme of Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden show seems to be edibles, even in the lobby bouquets.

Artichokes, pussy willow, sedums and protea blossoms #NWFGS

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Published Thursday, February 23, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink begonias

Aren’t these luscious? Blooming right now at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Delicate pink begonias with yellow centered, with water droplets

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Published Sunday, February 19, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Jade vine

Blooming at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, Strongylodon macrobotrys, or jade vine. The spent flowers fall still looking perfect, but unreal. Below the three fallen flowers is the plant as it grows. Isn’t that color like nothing you’ve ever seen? So graceful. LATER NOTE: This plant is blooming for the first time in 20 years!

Fallen blossoms of the jade vine blooming at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

The jade vine, in bloom

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Published Saturday, February 18, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hellebore macro

Helebore blossoms look so pretty floating in a bowl.

Close up of hellebore flowers from my garden

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Published Friday, February 17, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange tulips

The NW Flower & Garden Show starts next week in Seattle. Even though the theatrical lighting can be very challenging for floral photography, there are still so many flower photo opportunities.

Simple orange tulips at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle

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Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink rose

Valentine’s Day was yesterday.

Pink roses in a bouquet with baby’s breath

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