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 Monday, June 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple sweet peas

Sweet peas are some of the more challenging flowers to photograph. In person they are delicate, graceful and charming, but most of my photos fail to show them to advantage. Maybe next time.

Magenta and purple sweet peas climb a fence in my garden

Magenta and purple sweet peas climb a fence in my garden

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Published Saturday, June 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double Delight macro

I have been posting quite a few flower macros lately, but feel compelled to show you this one, taken just a couple of hours ago, showing my Double Delight rose incandescently reaching to the sun on the longest day of the year. Here in cloudy Seattle we appreciate the sun, perhaps more than other places. Happy Solstice and Happy Summer! I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Macro of Double Delight rose in the garden

Macro of Double Delight rose in the garden

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Published Thursday, June 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

In my garden

Found a picture that my brother took last year at this time of me in my garden.

Photoblogger Sara at her patio garden, June 2013

Photoblogger Sara at her patio garden, June 2013

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Published Thursday, June 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink honeysuckle macro

I saw this honeysuckle vine growing and blooming in a vacant property, in a lot of shade. I realized that it must be some tough plant, and took two small pieces home, and one rooted. Now this is blooming on the north side of my house. I really appreciate plants that flower in full shade, and it’s fragrant to boot!

Pink and yellow honeysuckle vine blooms in the shade

Pink and yellow honeysuckle vine blooms in the shade

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Published Tuesday, June 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle ferry

Eating out at Ivar’s at the Seattle waterfront the other evening, this ferry boat was pulling in right nearby. So scenic!

Green and white car ferry docks downtown in Seattle

Green and white car ferry docks downtown in Seattle

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Published Tuesday, June 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose and leaf in the rain

Sometimes the rain can create much beauty.

Raindrops on a pink rose and its leaf

Raindrops on a pink rose and its leaf

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Published Saturday, June 14, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose in the rain

It rained yesterday and it was gentle enough to just bejewel the roses.

Peace rose with water droplets

Peace rose with water droplets

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Published Friday, June 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bouquet of roses and a peony

Today is my hubby’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Rick!

Multi-colored full-blown roses and a peony from our garden in a birthday bouquet

Multi-colored roses and a peony from our garden in a birthday bouquet

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Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mountain laurel

Another image from my recent visit to the South Seattle College Arboretum (see the posts below), taken near the Alki Cafe (surprisingly delicious food). Mountain laurel certainly seems related to rhododendron, no?

Red and pink mountain laurel

Red and pink mountain laurel

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Published Saturday, June 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frilly pink poppy

Another beautiful sight at the South Seattle College Arboretum (see the post below), these huge, frilly, oriental poppies with pink, spotted petals were dazzling to me.

Frilly pink oriental poppies with black centers

Frilly pink oriental poppies with black centers

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Published Friday, June 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink dogwood tree

Today I went someplace new, the South Seattle College Arboretum, and the weather was perfection. Here is what their heavenly pink dogwood tree looked like, straight out of the camera. I think I’d like to see this as a fabric print, somehow.

Pink dogwood tree blooming against a deep blue sky

Pink dogwood tree blooming against a deep blue sky

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Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple campanula

These bell-shaped campanula flowers have come back strongly this year. They are a bit over knee height, so they really make a nice show in the garden.

Bluish purple campanula flowers bloom in my Seattle garden in early June

Bluish purple campanula flowers bloom in my Seattle garden in early June

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