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, September 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Campfire

Last year when we went camping, there was a burn ban due to drought and fire conditions. This year, on the rainy Olympic Peninsula, fires in campsites were allowed. I had so missed it.

Tongues of orange and yellow flames leap from campfire logs

Tongues of orange and yellow flames leap from campfire logs

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Published Friday, September 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fairy forest

The shady, ferny creeks of the Pacific Northwest are magical.

Mossy branches overhang gentle creek

Mossy branches overhang gentle creek meandering its stony bed

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Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Apricot rose

A change of pace. This perfect rose was photographed at the Garden Club flower show not too long ago.

Macro of a perfect rose, pale orange color

Macro of a perfect rose, pale orange color. Can you see the tiny water droplets to the left?

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Published Wednesday, September 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mossy waterfall

Feeding into Lake Cushman, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, this little waterfall is still going strong even in September.

Moss and ferns grow near small waterfall in late summer

Moss and ferns grow near small waterfall in late summer

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Published Tuesday, September 20, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skokomish River

A view of the north fork of the Skokomish River in Mason Co., WA, from the bridge at Staircase Campground. Please see post below for a view from the other direction, further down the river.

Scenic view of North Fork of the Skokomish River

Scenic view of North Fork of the Skokomish River with the blue sky reflected in it

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Published Sunday, September 18, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

River reflections

We went camping at Staircase campground in the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, in the Pacific Northwest. It was beautiful.

Logs and river stones and early fall tree reflections in the north fork of the Skokomish River

Logs, river stones and late summer tree reflections in the north fork of the Skokomish River

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Published Friday, September 16, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mt. Rainier from the ferry

Taking a ferry boat ride home from our camping getaway, Mt. Rainier was glorious this afternoon.

Mount Rainier from the Seattle ferry

Mount Rainier from the Seattle ferry

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Published Sunday, September 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden party table

A neighbor had a party today. What a day for it!

Cheerful red print oilcloth on the picnic table and a bouquet, all ready for guests

Cheerful red print oilcloth on the picnic table and a bouquet, all ready for guests

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Published Friday, September 9, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red amaryllis

When I was in Mexico this spring, I was charmed to see amaryllis blooming in gardens. So I put mine on the patio in full sun, figuring if it can take sun in Mexico, it can certainly take it in Seattle. It bloomed today!

Red amaryllis, from the back, on my patio

Red amaryllis, from the back, on my patio

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Published Thursday, September 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tomatoes and string bean harvest

I managed to give the vegetable beds some organic August fertilizer and watered in well. The string beans are doing a whole new crop. If we get a warm September there will be lots and lots more!

Purple and green string beans, wax beans, and tomatoes, just picked

Purple and green string beans, wax beans, and tomatoes, just picked

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Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Alstroemeria

I was at a flower show today, where garden club members get together and put sprigs of what’s blooming on display.

Alstroemeria, or Peruvian lily, is an excellent cut flower and very easy to grow

Alstroemeria, or Peruvian lily, is an excellent cut flower and very easy to grow

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Published Monday, September 5, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Old boat

My sister Jo is traveling in Nova Scotia, in Canada, and saw a number of beautifully rusting boats in the village of Marie Joseph. And what a sky! I took the liberty of sharing this one with you.

Rusty old boat against a very dramatic sky in the village of village of Marie Joseph in Nova Scotia, Canada

Rusty old boat against a very dramatic sky in the village of village of Marie Joseph in Nova Scotia

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