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 Wednesday, September 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cove sunset

There’s a cove near me, south of Seattle, and it does sunsets very well.

Sunset's brilliant colors reflected in the waters of Puget Sound in Washington State

Sunset’s brilliant colors reflected in the waters of Puget Sound in Washington State

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Published Monday, September 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Late summer light

Possibly the last couple of beautiful days of the season, in Volunteer Park in Seattle.

A chestnut tree shelters a relaxing couple in Volunteer Park on a lovely afternoon

A huge old chestnut tree shelters a relaxing couple in Volunteer Park on a lovely afternoon

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Published Sunday, September 25, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall begins

In Seattle, it’s remarkable how close to the calendar the turn of the season feels. This week begins Fall, and sure enough, the trees are coloring up quite nicely.

Yellow leaves decorate a puddle showing their former tree mother, against a blue sky

Yellow leaves decorate a puddle showing their former tree-mother, against a blue sky

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Published Saturday, September 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Campfire

Last year when we went camping, there was a burn ban due to drought and fire conditions. This year, on the rainy Olympic Peninsula, fires in campsites were allowed. I had so missed it.

Tongues of orange and yellow flames leap from campfire logs

Tongues of orange and yellow flames leap from campfire logs

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Published Friday, September 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fairy forest

The shady, ferny creeks of the Pacific Northwest are magical.

Mossy branches overhang gentle creek

Mossy branches overhang gentle creek meandering its stony bed

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Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Apricot rose

A change of pace. This perfect rose was photographed at the Garden Club flower show not too long ago.

Macro of a perfect rose, pale orange color

Macro of a perfect rose, pale orange color. Can you see the tiny water droplets to the left?

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Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mossy waterfall

Feeding into Lake Cushman, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, this little waterfall is still going strong even in September.

Moss and ferns grow near small waterfall in late summer

Moss and ferns grow near small waterfall in late summer

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Published Tuesday, September 20, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skokomish River

A view of the north fork of the Skokomish River in Mason Co., WA, from the bridge at Staircase Campground. Please see post below for a view from the other direction, further down the river.

Scenic view of North Fork of the Skokomish River

Scenic view of North Fork of the Skokomish River with the blue sky reflected in it

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Published Sunday, September 18, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

River reflections

We went camping at Staircase campground in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, in the Pacific Northwest. It was beautiful.

Logs and river stones and early fall tree reflections in the north fork of the Skokomish River

Logs, river stones and late summer tree reflections in the north fork of the Skokomish River

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Published Friday, September 16, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mt. Rainier from the ferry

Taking a ferry boat ride home from our camping getaway, Mt. Rainier was glorious this afternoon.

Mount Rainier from the Seattle ferry

Mount Rainier from the Seattle ferry

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Published Sunday, September 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden party table

A neighbor had a party today. What a day for it!

Cheerful red print oilcloth on the picnic table and a bouquet, all ready for guests

Cheerful red print oilcloth on the picnic table and a bouquet, all ready for guests

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Published Friday, September 9, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red amaryllis

When I was in Mexico this spring, I was charmed to see amaryllis blooming in gardens. So I put mine on the patio in full sun, figuring if it can take sun in Mexico, it can certainly take it in Seattle. It bloomed today!

Red amaryllis, from the back, on my patio

Red amaryllis, from the back, on my patio

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