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 Sunday, February 22, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Vizcaya gate arch

South Florida’s Vizcaya Museum and Gardens sure has some pretty scenes. If only I could tag this as My Garden!

Arch with wrought iron gate at Vizcaya in Florida

Arch with wrought iron gate at Vizcaya in Florida

Participating in Our World TuesdayOutdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Catching the Light Monday, Good Fences Thursday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Saturday, February 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spotted orchid macro

Yet another ravishing flower from the recent Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Do enter NWFGS in the search field at right for more lovelies.

Red and yellow spotted orchids. Even the bud has spots!

Red and yellow spotted orchids. Even the bud has spots!

Visit Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Thursday, February 19, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful Florida scene

Hard to know what to call this image, but I love it! Taken from the car while my friend was driving, stopped at one of the LONG traffic lights, this symphony in primary colors really makes me happy.

Red and yellow umbrellas, green building and bright blue skies in Southern Florida

Red and yellow umbrellas, green building and bright blue skies in Southern Florida

Joining Our World TuesdayRuby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Catching the Light Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one picture here, please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above to see a few more. Thank you.

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Published Thursday, February 19, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Giant sedum heart

Here is another post about something you just don’t see every day. This giant sedum heart, at least ten or fifteen feet tall (I heard it weighed several tons!), was a big hit in the lobby area of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. To see several more floral images that I recently posted from last year’s show, just put NWFGS in the search box at right.

Gigantic heart with thousands of sedum plants at the NWFGS last week

Gigantic heart with thousands of sedum plants looking like flowers, at the NWFGS last week

Check out other neat photos at Our World Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Catching the Light Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Wednesday, February 18, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cake slice of plants

At the Northwest Flower & Garden Show there was something you just don’t see every day, a “wedding cake” made entirely of plant material. Isn’t this slice of “cake” adorable? Be sure to scroll down a few photos for several more I posted last week from last year’s show, or just put NWFGS in the search box at right.

Here's a no-calorie version of a slice of chocolate cake, with flowers

Here’s a no-calorie version of a slice of faux chocolate cake, with moss and flowers

Visit Our World TuesdayI Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday,  and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers from the NWFGS

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show has ended but the photos of flowers live on. Here are two beauties: a bookcase full of bouquets and a ravishing and exotic protea bloom below. Be sure to scroll down a few photos for several more I posted last week from last year’s show, or just put NWFGS in the search box at right.

Several bouquets in pale tones and shades of turquoise decorate a bookcase

Several bouquets in pale tones and shades of turquoise decorate a bookcase at the NWFGS

Thrilling and otherworldly protea blossom in a bouquet at the NWFGS

Thrilling and otherworldly protea blossom in a bouquet at the NWFGS

Joining up at Our World TuesdayI Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow YellowsMandarin Orange Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thanks!

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Published Sunday, February 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boat garage

Not sure what the real name of this kind of structure is, seen in Florida at the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, but I call it a boat garage. (Now I’m told it’s a boat house.)

Blue sky and puffy clouds reflected in the water of the lake at the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Blue sky and puffy clouds reflected in the water of the lake at the Bonnet House in Florida

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Published Sunday, February 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Vizcaya Quinceañera

If you ever get to South Florida, visiting the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a must. Here a young woman gets ready to celebrate her Quinceañera.

Girl in pink dress poses on steps at Vizcaya in Florida

Girl in pink dress poses on steps at Vizcaya in Florida

Participating in Pink Saturday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our Beautiful World (Circle) (new!) and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Saturday, February 14, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Trailer interior with red

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is something you don’t see every day. This little trailer and its interior was on display at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show and was shown by Sisters on the Fly, back in the vintage area. You could die from this much cute.

Darling interior of small trailer, in vintage red and white

Darling interior of small trailer, in vintage red and white

Here’s the outside, too. People were lining up.

Sisters on the Fly trailer was a huge hit at the NWFGS

Sisters on the Fly trailer was a huge hit at the NWFGS

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit today and please come back soon.

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Published Friday, February 13, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers as art

A break from the Florida pictures to bring you something from today’s visit to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Isn’t this something?

A rainbow of different flowers arranged in a golden frame on an easel

A rainbow of flowers arranged in a golden frame

Joining up at Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow YellowsMandarin Orange Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you see only one picture here. Thanks!

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Published Friday, February 13, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow door

We visited the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale. Here is a door that fascinated me.

Two shades of yellow adorn this building in Florida

Two shades of yellow adorn this building in Florida

Linked to Our World Tuesday, Catching the Light Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one picture above, please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Thursday, February 12, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peacock display

At the fabulous Flamingo Gardens in Florida there were many peacocks. I have never seen one doing its display before.

Close up of peacock in full display mode

Close up of peacock in full display mode

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Camera Critters, a new one, Saturday’s Critters, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Shiny), and Saturday Show Off. Glad you stopped by and please come back soon.

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