Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Monday, July 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle skyline

Here’s a shot of Seattle approaching from the south, showing progress on the new tunnel construction. I think the yellow cylinders are where the tunnel boring started, moving north. At one time not so very long ago, the Smith Tower on the far right, the pointy one, was the tallest building in Seattle!

Seattle, WA in July 2016

Seattle, WA in July 2016

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Published Thursday, July 7, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blue hydrangea macro

The hydrangeas are looking very good this year.

Blue-purple hydrangeas, close up

Blue-purple hydrangeas, close up

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Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fireboat

While on a cruise ship going to Bermuda, leaving the New York City harbor (see Lady Liberty post below), there was a fireboat looking scenic.

Fireboat in the harbor in NYC. The Empire State Building can be seen in the background. I used to work there, a long time ago!

Fireboat in the harbor in NYC. The Empire State Building can be seen in the background. I used to work there, a long time ago!

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Published Monday, July 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Lady Liberty lifts her torch for you!

Statue of Liberty in New York City harbor

Statue of Liberty in New York City harbor

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Published Sunday, July 3, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fort Hamilton, Bermuda

On our trip to Bermuda in May, this sunset over Fort Hamilton just made the scene.

Scenic view of Fort Hamilton, Bermuda (UK)

Scenic view of Fort Hamilton, Bermuda (UK)

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Published Saturday, July 2, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender garden

In front of my house I have some roses, and now there are lavender plants as well. A good contrast, I think.

Different colors of lavender plants in the rose garden

Different colors of lavender plants in the rose garden, with sweet alyssum in front

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Published Friday, July 1, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Berry harvest

Well, the birds got all the cherries, but we are having better luck with the berries.

Blueberries, raspberries, and boysenberries from my backyard

Blueberries, raspberries, and boysenberries from my backyard

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Published Thursday, June 30, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset on the Atlantic Ocean

On my trip from New York City to Bermuda last month, this greeted us on our first evening at sea.

Sunset at sea, rain approaching

Sunset at sea, rain approaching

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Published Thursday, June 30, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tropicana rose

This year the Tropicana rose and other roses in my front yard are much happier than last year. I’ve been using Dr. Earth fertilizer and it seems to make a huge difference. NOTE: I might be in error on the name. I think this is Fragrant Cloud. Tropicana has more pink and yellow.

Orange Tropicana rose in my garden

Orange Tropicana rose in my garden

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Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower border

The border of flowers in our backyard is doing its thing. It looks best in late light instead of today’s midday sunshine, but this is pretty nice too, no?

Lilies and other perennials in Seattle late June flower border

Lilies and other perennials in Seattle late June flower border

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Published Monday, June 27, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden lettuce

Lettuce doesn’t like too much hot weather, which will make it bolt (center part gets taller pretty quickly to set seed). If it bolts it becomes bitter and not very good to eat. If you harvest it as soon as you see it’s beginning to bolt, it will still be delicious. Try a leaf to see. If you have a lot of lettuce plants and want to extend your harvest time, it will last for weeks in the fridge IF you pull it out roots and all, shake and rinse off the dirt with a hose, shake off extra water, and put it in a plastic bag closed with a twist tie. You can eat fresh salads for weeks.

Different lettuces in the garden almost ready to harvest

Different lettuces in the garden almost ready to harvest

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Published Sunday, June 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden lavender

Lavender grows very well in my yard. It even yields occasional volunteer plants!

Lavender blooming in my Seattle garden

Lavender blooming in my Seattle garden

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