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 Wednesday, July 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple glass earrings

You might know that I’ve been making jewelry from the pages of my book (we had one with a scuffed cover and my daughter saw the idea on Pinterest!) and I thought I’d post a few pairs of earrings made this week. These are all of the throatwort flower. For more about the jewelry and upcoming shows click on tabs at top. Thanks!

Images of purple throatwort behind glass make very pretty earrings

Images of purple throatwort behind glass make very pretty earrings

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Published Monday, July 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kitty on patio

Dusty kitty is one of those cats who will love you, no matter who you are, kind of like a friendly dog. But she’s hard to get to pose nicely. Here she is on our patio on a warm July afternoon.

Smoke colored cat on a patio, with petunias

Smoke colored cat on a patio, with petunias

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Published Sunday, July 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daylily macro

These daylilies are really sort of a dark burgundy, but the photo makes them look more purple. Sorry about that. In any case, the throat and pollen is really yellow!

Bright yellow pollen at the center of a burgundy daylily

Bright yellow pollen at the center of a burgundy daylily

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Published Saturday, July 5, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender harvest

I love lavender (see photo of it in bloom below). Here is some I harvested that is decorating my carport while it dries. I picked the pink ones just today, the others last week.

Pink and lavender lavender (!!) drying in twine-wrapped bunches

Pink and lavender lavender (!!) drying in twine-wrapped bunches

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Published Friday, July 4, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fireworks in Seattle

From last year, over Lake Union in Seattle. Happy July 4th, Independence Day in USA!

Fireworks explode over Lake Union in Seattle at dusk on July 4.

Fireworks explode over Lake Union in Seattle at dusk on July 4.

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Published Thursday, July 3, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dill umbel

Dill is very happy in my garden and reseeds so well that I see why it is called dill weed. But it is beautiful and fragrant, and I love to cook with it, so at least some stays. Here is a flower about the size of my hand, not quite in bloom. Note: the word umbel comes from the word umbrella!

Dill umbel, still partly closed, against an early summer sky

Dill umbel, still partly closed, against an early summer sky

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Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blue hydrangeas

The hydrangeas are beginning. I love that they bloom in the shade. It’s easier to keep them watered properly in shade, anyway. Remember, the “hydra” in their name means they love/need water!

Macro of blue hydrangea flowers beginning to bloom

Macro of blue hydrangea flowers beginning to bloom

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Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red raspberries

Today I picked the first real harvest of red raspberries, about a quart. The birds and squirrels don’t seem as interested in these berrries, at least so far. I am grateful.

Red raspberries, just picked in the garden

Red raspberries, just picked in the garden

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Published Monday, June 30, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Picnic table bouquet

Went to a neighbor’s party yesterday and she had the most beautiful bouquets of her garden flowers on the tables.

Colorful flowers decorate a backyard picnic table, ready for a party

Colorful flowers decorate a backyard picnic table, ready for a party

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Published Sunday, June 29, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden peas

Flat peas or sugar snaps, what’s your preference?

Snow peas and sugar snap peas in the June garden

Snow peas and sugar snap peas in the June garden

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Published Thursday, June 26, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daylily after the rain

These peach daylilies with faintly striped petals are the very first to bloom in my garden.

Peach daylily with yellow throat after a gentle rain

Peach daylily with yellow throat after a gentle rain

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Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden

My front yard has roses and lavender. Life is good.

Red roses and lavender in the late afternoon sun

Red roses and lavender in the late afternoon sun

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