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 Sunday, September 14, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skokomish River scene

We went camping. Here is a view of the blue sky reflected in the beautiful North Fork of the Skokomish River on a late summer afternoon.

Clear water meanders down the North Fork of the Skokomish River in the Olympic Peninsula,

Clear water meanders down the North Fork of the Skokomish River in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Linking to Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic WeekendsNF Catching the Light Monday,  Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for visiting here and please—come back soon.

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Published Thursday, September 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Artichoke flower

Not everyone knows that if you don’t pick an artichoke when it’s closed up nice and tight, it will open to a beautiful bluish-purple flower.

Artichoke plant blossoms

Artichoke plant blossoms

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Published Tuesday, September 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower basket of begonias

Walking in West Seattle recently, saw these baskets of an unusual kind of begonia. Pretty showy, I think.

Orange-red begonias decorate a lamppost in West Seattle

Orange-red begonias decorate a lamppost in West Seattle

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Published Sunday, September 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Beautiful dusk

Seattle has been having such a magnificent summer. I love the warm, clear evenings.

A soft pink sky and a few birds at dusk in early September in Seattle

A soft pink sky and a few birds at dusk in early September in Seattle

Linking to Skywatch Friday, Pink Saturday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you again here soon.

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Published Sunday, September 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow lights shoes

At the Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival in Burien yesterday, someone had rigged up glowing rainbow lights to his platform shoes.

Rainbow LED lights decorate a pair of shoes

Rainbow LED lights decorate a pair of shoes

Linking to Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit here, and please come back soon.

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Published Saturday, September 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burien Arts-A-Glow

I happened upon a wonderful community event this evening, the Burien Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival, and was enchanted at the various light sculpture installations in the little park. This one had three groups of lit-up pillars a few inches wide and maybe 10 or 12 feet tall. Loved it.

Light sculpture in Dottie Harper Park in Burien, WA

Light sculpture in Dottie Harper Park in Burien, WA

Joining up to Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo shows here, please click on the curly letters above, “Sara’s Fave Photos Blog” to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White hydrangea bouquet

At a friend’s lovely home. Notice the reflection of the round window opposite the picture on the wall!

White hydrangeas in a vase and a stargazer lily blossom on a blue tablecloth

White hydrangeas in a vase and a stargazer lily blossom on a blue tablecloth

Participating in Weekend Reflections, Pink Saturday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World TuesdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

String bean harvest

String beans are such a great garden vegetable. I love them raw and also steamed, just with maybe a little butter and lemon juice. The purple ones turn green when you steam them (!!) and taste the same, but the yellow ones (wax beans) stay yellow and taste quite similar. They all taste great to me!

Green, purple and yellow stringbeans just picked, with a stringbean plant leaf

Green, purple and yellow stringbeans just picked, with a stringbean plant leaf

Linking to I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our World Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. While you are here, try a new tag or category at the right, why don’t you? Vegetables/Fruits, perhaps?

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burning Man 07

In honor of the fantastical Burning Man event held in the Nevada desert at this time every year and just ended, here’s a photo I took when I was there in ’07. The statues in the lower left are several stories high. Enormous and mind-boggling doesn’t begin to describe the entire event.

Gigantic flames ignite after the man burns in '07, with enormous metal statues emoting nearby

Gigantic flames ignite after the man burns in ’07, with enormous metal statues emoting nearby

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Published Monday, September 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tomato harvest

Picked these yesterday. Yum!

Yellow cherry tomatoes and some big ones, just picked

Yellow cherry tomatoes and some big ones, just picked

Linking to I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow YellowsRuby Tuesday 2, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayOutdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our World Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one photo here, click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Saturday, August 30, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pt. Defiance Rose Garden

I love rose gardens.

August bloom in the rose garden at Point Defiance in Tacoma, WA

August bloom in the rose garden at Point Defiance park in Tacoma, WA

Participating in Pink Saturday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayRuby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Thursday, August 28, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sky and clouds reflected

Sometimes you can see the sky by looking down.

Blue sky and clouds reflected in the water near a boat ramp

Blue sky and clouds reflected in the water near a boat ramp

Linking to Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Our World TuesdayScenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit and hope to see you again here soon.

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