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, December 27, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bird song at dusk

From my visit to the Cloisters in New York City last month, some birds singing.

The courtyard medicinal garden at the Cloisters in New York City

The courtyard medicinal garden at the Cloisters in New York City

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Published Thursday, December 24, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Candle ornament

May your days be merry and bright…

Candle ornament decorates a Christmas tree

Candle ornament decorates a Christmas tree

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Published Wednesday, December 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Holly berries

The Pacific Northwest grows holly very well. Christmas in the landscape!

Holly with red berries growing

Holly with red berries growing

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Published Monday, December 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Solstice sun

This rose is from the OTHER solstice, the summer one, but I show it with a nod to our Down Under friends. For us in the throes of darkness in the Northern Hemisphere, here is an image to remind us that as the earth tips tonight, it is bringing us ever closer to the light.

Peace rose against a blue sky at the Summer Solstice

Peace rose against a blue sky at the Summer Solstice

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Published Sunday, December 20, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Chandelier and tapestry

The solstice is very soon. All the lights!

Graceful crystal chadelier lights up the night

Graceful crystal chadelier lights up the night

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Published Friday, December 18, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flaming dahlia

Another nod to the nearness of the Solstice. This dahlia is like the sun, is it not?

Dahlia with pointy petals, red to orange with yellow tips.

Dahlia with pointy petals, red to orange with yellow tips.

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Published Thursday, December 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound at dusk

The nights are long but the day always returns. We’re almost at the Solstice!

Vista point overlooking Puget Sound on a winter afternoon

Vista point overlooking Puget Sound on a winter afternoon

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Published Wednesday, December 16, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Candelabra

At a friend’s home, this free-standing, wrought-iron candelabra with glass votives cast a fine shadow.

Candle flame leaps up

One candle flame leaps up

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Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Santa chair

From a couple of years ago at the fabulous Victorian Christmas display at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, a red chair for Santa.

Red chair next to electric train and Christmas tree, decorated with lights and bows

Red chair for Santa Claus, next to poinsettias, electric trains, and Christmas trees decorated with lights and bows

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Published Saturday, December 12, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory Centennial

Feeling nostalgic for SUMMER at the Conservatory in Seattle. This was taken at its Centennial Celebration in August, 2012.

Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory in summertime

Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory in summertime

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Published Thursday, December 10, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose bouquet

Pink and creamy white roses in a bouquet. What could be sweeter?

Pale roses with dark pink edges in a bouquet

Pale roses with dark pink edges in a bouquet

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Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden peonies

Here’s a breath of warmth and summer for us Northern Hemisphere folks—pink peonies in my backyard from six months ago.

Tender pink peonies bloom in the early summer garden

Tender pink peonies bloom in the early summer garden

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