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 Tuesday, June 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bermuda butterfly

Finally, a good butterfly shot. Had to go all the way to Bermuda for it!

Orange and black butterfly on a flower in Bermuda, UK

Orange and black butterfly on a flower in Bermuda, UK

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Published Friday, June 10, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cruise ship light sculpture

I’m not really sure what to call this giant light fixture in the middle of the NCL Breakaway cruise ship. It’s several stories tall and the LED colors keep changing. Trippy, man!

Many changing colors in this giant light in the NCL Breakaway.

Many changing colors in this giant light in the NCL Breakaway cruise ship center atrium

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Published Thursday, June 9, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset at sea

While I was away I got to take a big ship from NY to Bermuda and back. Of course there are lots of photos. Here is one from a sunset at sea.

Sunset from our balcony on the Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway, en route to Bermuda

Sunset from our balcony on the Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway, en route to Bermuda

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Published Tuesday, June 7, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Longwood Gardens waterlily pool

Another Longwood Gardens fabulous sight: at least four waterlily pools/ponds reflecting the blue sky with puffy clouds.

Waterlilies in a reflecting pool at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Waterlilies in a reflecting pool at Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Published Monday, June 6, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Croton

Don’t these croton tropical shrubs look like flowers? All the colors on one plant!

Bright yellow, red and green in this conservatory-grown croton plant

Bright yellow, red and green in this conservatory-grown croton plant

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Published Saturday, June 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Longwood Gardens pool

I was told that they are getting ready to plant water lilies in the six inches or so of water on this space in the incomparable Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia.

Hanging flower baskets, ferns and palms in this conservatory space at Longwood Gardens

Hanging flower baskets and tree ferns in this huge conservatory space at Longwood Gardens

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Published Saturday, June 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Longwood Gardens flower balls

I was lucky enough to visit Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia, PA just a few days ago. What an enormous,, impressive and gorgeous place. The photo below is inside one of their huge indoor conservatory spaces.

Magical suspended flower balls in Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens conservatory.

Magical suspended flower balls inside Philadelphia’s Longwood Gardens conservatory.

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Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainy rose

We had drizzle the last few days. The new plants got a break, the established ones are still thirsty, but the roses became bejewelled. NOTE: I am going off line for a couple of weeks. See you all when I get back. Check back early June for more pretty pictures!

Raindrops on a new lavender rose in my garden

Raindrops on a new lavender rose in my garden

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Published Sunday, May 15, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink hydrangea macro

Pink, or maybe mauve, this hydrangea close-up shows the pale, delicate flower centers. Blooming at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory right now.

Purply-pink hydrangea flowers, very close up

Purply-pink hydrangea flowers, very close up

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Published Saturday, May 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Foxglove macro

The foxglove (digitalis) is blooming well this year. A little fertilizer doesn’t hurt, either.

Pretty spots decorate this close up of a foxglove flower

Pretty spots decorate this close up of a foxglove flower in my shade garden

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Published Saturday, May 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory sign

Some sweet pansies in front of the entrance to Seattle’s hidden gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory. Plant sale today until 3pm!

Purple and white pansies in front of the Conservatory's iconic sign.

Purple and white pansies in front of the Conservatory’s iconic sign.

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Published Friday, May 13, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Three Tree Point sunset

Three Tree Point, little beach community south of Seattle, has a lovely public beach access which looks west to the sunset.

Blazing skies on a recent warm May day at Three Tree Point, WA

Blazing skies on a recent warm May day at Three Tree Point, WA

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