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 Saturday, July 11, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender rose

Pretty lavender rose in my garden the other day.

Lavender rose in the garden

Lavender rose with bud, in the garden

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Published Thursday, July 9, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange and red daylily

The daylilies are taking over, but so beautiful.

Double orange daylily with red streaks in the garden

Ruffled, double petalled orange daylily with red streaks in the garden

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Published Wednesday, July 8, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leek flowers

These tall leek blossoms dominate my vegetable garden this time of year. I have no idea why some are white and some are lavender or purple. Bees love them!

Spheres of leek flowers, in the garden

Spheres of leek flowers, in the garden

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Published Monday, July 6, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose and lavender garden

I have a rose garden in front of my house. A few of the roses didn’t do too well so I replaced them with lavender. I’m very happy with the combination.

Curly willow tree on the left, roses and lavender edged with sweet alyssum

Curly willow tree on the left. Roses and lavender edged with sweet alyssum

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Published Sunday, July 5, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White rose macro

The name of this rose is Honor. It is in my front yard rose garden, and blooms even though partially shaded.

Sun and shadow on a blossom of the white Honor rose

Sun and shadow on a blossom of the white Honor rose

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Published Saturday, July 4, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful bouquet

Saw this at the Burien (WA) Art Walk on Thursday. Such beautiful garden flowers.

Assorted vibrant garden flowers in primary colors

Assorted vibrant garden flowers in primary colors

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Published Friday, July 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hoya carnosa

My hoya plant loves the heat this year, and has TWO flowers. Isn’t this one pretty?

Pale pink and red waxy flowers of the hoya carnosa plant

Pale pink, white and red waxy flowers of the hoya carnosa plant

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Published Thursday, July 2, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

American flag

Happy Fourth of July!

Long may it wave

Long may it wave

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Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset over Puget Sound

At the Des Moines, WA marina recently, the sunset was beautiful.

A small boat on the water of Puget Sound, and the hill in silhouette at sunset

A couple of small boats on the water of Puget Sound, and the hill in silhouette at sunset

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Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dark cherries macro

Dark red cherries of some kind on my backyard 5-graft tree, right before I picked them. I lost the tags, so don’t know the exact name. But they are delicious! I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Saturday Top Shot.

Shiny dark cherries hang from the tree

Shiny dark cherries hang from the tree

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Published Monday, June 29, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange rose

In my garden tonight, an orange rose.

Glowing orange rose in the late afternoon sunshine

Glowing orange rose in the late afternoon sunshine

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Published Sunday, June 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry and berry harvest

Today was the day for picking fruit in our backyard. The netting on the cherry tree worked! We have a 5-graft tree from Raintree Nursery, and this is the tree’s third year. The boysenberries are good this year, too. The raspberries not so much, and the blueberries are just getting going. What treasure!

Rainier cherries, two kinds of darn cherries, Montmorency cherries (center bowl), boysenberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Clockwise from upper left: Boysenberries, Montmorency cherries, dark cherries, other dark cherries and Rainier cherries, blueberries and raspberries.

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