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, August 9, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Anacortes windows

Love the sky reflection in these windows, downtown in Anacortes, WA.

Arched windows reflect the sky on a beautiful summer day in Anacortes, WA.

Arched windows reflect the sky on a beautiful summer day in Anacortes, WA.

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Published Monday, August 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magenta flower

A delicate flower in a friend’s pretty garden. Later note: Geranium “Ann Folkard.”

Some kind of geranium, perhaps, blooming in August

Some kind of geranium, perhaps, blooming in August

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Published Monday, August 1, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maple tree

Late afternoon light and its lovely shadows:

Leaf shadows decorate the trunk of a maple tree

Leaf shadows decorate the trunk of a maple tree

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Published Sunday, July 31, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White rose macro: color and black-and-white

The name of this rose is Honor. The late afternoon light was so beautiful this evening.

The white rose 'Honor" in the garden

The white rose ‘Honor” in the garden

And here it is in black and white. I always have such resistance to letting the color go. Which is more thrilling?

White rose macro in the garden, black and white

White rose macro in the garden, black and white

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Added a few days later, a sepia image. I think maybe I like this one best!

White rose close up in sepia tones.

White rose close up in sepia tones

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Published Saturday, July 30, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magenta bougainvillea

I have a bougainvillea standard (little tree) that I take inside each fall. Here it is enjoying the sunshine on our patio.

Colorful papery bracts enclose the true white flower of the bougainvillea plant.

Colorful papery bracts enclose the true white flower of the bougainvillea plant.

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Published Friday, July 29, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wax beans

The glorious wax beans, in my garden yesterday; dinner tonight.

Was beans (yellow string beans) in the garden

Was beans (yellow string beans) in the garden

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Published Thursday, July 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Marina at dusk

A warm summer evening, boats, and a sunset. What could be more scenic?

Sunset at the Des Moines, WA marina

Sunset at the Des Moines, WA marina

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Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle from Alki Beach

At the Alki Art Fair last weekend, the weather was magnificent. Here’s the view north showing Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.

Perfect summer day in Seattle

Perfect summer day in Seattle, from Alki Beach

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Published Monday, July 25, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

July harvest

I’ve been using a better grade of fertilizer in my little backyard vegetable garden and it has paid off beautifully. Never had such beautiful string beans, ever! The purple ones cook up green, the wax beans stay yellow, and both are easier to find and pick. All taste wonderful!

Tomatoes, zucchini and three colors of stringbeans from the backyard garden

Tomatoes, zucchini and three colors of string beans from the backyard garden

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Published Sunday, July 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender in the garden

Staying in Sequim for the Lavender Festival, this was in the yard where we stayed. Can’t you just smell the fragrance?

Lavender flowers in Sequim, WA backyard

Lavender flowers in Sequim, WA backyard

Also our host baked us a cherry pie with cherries from her tree!

Home baked cherry pie, best I ever tasted.

Home baked cherry pie, best I ever tasted.

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Published Friday, July 22, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Smiling dog

At last year’s Alki Art Fair there was a very happy dog at the water’s edge.

Dog smiling in the surf at Alki Beach Park in Seattle, WA.

Dog smiling in the surf at Alki Beach Park in Seattle, WA

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Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

A place like no other, in the late afternoon light yesterday.

Tall canna lilies in the floral border at Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory

Tall canna lilies in the floral border at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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