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 Thursday, April 5, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinths (Muscari)

Some flowers are already blooming in the back yard. I do love these little bulbs. Their green foliage starts so early in the year, they multiply nicely, and they bloom the same time as daffodils, pretty much. Great combo.

Muscari blooming in early spring

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Published Sunday, April 1, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plum blossoms

I have a multi-graft plum tree, and the earliest section is blooming. Such a welcome sight. Happy Spring!

Early plum tree blossoms

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Published Saturday, March 31, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Easter

Here’s a white Easter Lily for you, courtesy of Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory. Have a wonderful day!

Single white Easter Lily blooming in the Volunteer Park Conservatory this week

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Published Thursday, March 29, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea macro

Hydrangeas are some of the most beautiful flowers in close ups. I see that I have already done two posts with the title Hydrangea Macro! (Search for hydrangea in the search bar on the right.) These multi-hued ones were blooming at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory’s Spring and Easter display, going on right now. Go see them!

Lavender and pale green hydrangea flowers, in front of blue ones

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Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Poinsettias, outdoors

One of the great pleasures of a foreign trip is seeing what grows well there. I was so pleased to see this outdoor display of poinsettia plants in San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, last month.

Red poinsettias decorate an outdoor space in San Miguel, Mexico

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Published Sunday, March 25, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy 10th blogoversary to me!

Believe it or not, I’ve been posting my top fave photos on this blog for TEN YEARS! In honor of the occasion, I think I’ll post a photo of me, which I never do, taken by a friend on my recent trip to San Miguel.

Thank you, dear reader, for your friendly visits, and especially your comments. Right this minute, there are 24,319 comments in the blog. And not one comment—not even one!—has ever been anything but kind, sometimes insightful, and occasionally even admiring. What a different world from some other online spaces. Thank you all. Here’s to another ten years.

Me in Mexico in February.

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Published Saturday, March 24, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink parrot tulip

Parrot tulips drive me wild!

Blooming right now at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, pink and white parrot (fringed) tulips in spring sunshine

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Published Friday, March 23, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daffodil bouquet

Daffodils are lovely, even at night. Have a super day, and happy Spring to you!

Yellow daffodils in a bouquet

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Published Monday, March 19, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Succulent rosettes

On my recent trip to Mexico, I saw some extremely pretty succulents in my sister’s garden. Don’t they look like roses?

Mexican succulent plant that looks just like a bouquet of flowers

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Published Saturday, March 17, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink & orange bougainvillea

I love the papery flowers of the bougainvillea vine. And the colors!

Flowers of the bougainvillea bloom in February in San Miguel, Mexico

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Published Friday, March 16, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Opuntia cactus

So much fun at the Botanical Garden (El Charco del Ingenio Jardin Botanico) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Here is a close up of a nopal cactus. Spiky!

Nopal cactus (Opuntia or prickly pear) getting ready to fruit, I think.

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Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mexico citrus

Oranges and grapefruits on display at a market in San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico.

Pile of citrus fruits, Mexico

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