Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Friday, January 14, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Winter scene in Purchase NY, guest image

A very fine winter scene of the melting snow by a relative who lives on the East Coast. I love this image!

Melancholy winter landscape by Margit Mickelson

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Published Sunday, January 9, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frilly peony

From the other side of the year, a very frilly peony flower in my garden.

Pink and white peony blossom in the June garden

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Published Saturday, January 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Winter sun

The happiest and healthiest of New Years to you. May the sun shine upon you!

My Seattle back yard at the end of 2021.

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Published Friday, December 31, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

If I were a cat

Winter sun goes deep into the room in Seattle on the last day of the year. So welcome! If I were a cat I know I’d be napping here.

Winter sunbeam with tree shadows

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Published Sunday, December 26, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sledding

A snowy morning, and sledders in a brief break in the white stuff falling. Note the slate gray color of  the clouds behind the trees!

Sledders near my house today

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Published Friday, December 24, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fear not!

“And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not!'” This is one of my favorite quotes from the Bible. Especially good for this year, these times. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Angel sculpture at the Cloisters in New York City

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Published Thursday, December 23, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower balls at Longwood

A trip down memory lane, to the other side of the year, the other side of the country…these huge flower balls are marvels of fantasy as well as engineering and horticulture.

Magical flower balls at Longwood Gardens, outside Philadelphia PA

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Published Monday, December 20, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Houseplants at solstice

We had a sunbreak, a very Seattle term for a brief appearance of the sun. The plants adore the light, pouring all the way into the living room at this time of year. May you have the bliss of a winter sunbreak often, and may all your leaves be green.

Houseplants soak up the brief appearance of the winter sun

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Published Saturday, December 18, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tillandsia caerulea flower

NOTE: Just updated this post, the tag had said it was tillandsia paleacea but an expert said no, it’s a caerulea. I checked on google images and they are correct! I’ve had this air plant for several years on this north window sill in Seattle. Sometimes some other tillandsia plant stems just seem to appear in the bowl, but I never see them attached. I basically ignore it, soak when I can remember. Over two months ago (!!) a long flower stem emerged. This week a tiny, delicate flower finally showed, and it’s very fragrant! Wow and wow.

Fragrant purple flower about half an inch wide of tillandsia paleacea, with one or two more blooms to come

 

Bowl of tillandsias, one tall spike finally flowering

 

Pretty gray-green color of tillandsia air plants

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Published Thursday, December 9, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cove sunset

From a few years ago at this time of the year, a local view of Puget Sound, south of Seattle WA.

Very still evening at the Cove in Normandy Park, WA

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Published Tuesday, November 23, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

House plants

I’ve been playing with the plants. It makes me happy.

House plants in my living room in November

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Published Friday, November 19, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Keep smilin’!

The dark weather in Seattle does kind of get to me at this time of year. But we must keep smiling!

Collection of smiley-themed items at the Puyallup Fair in Washington, several years ago

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