Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Thursday, June 30, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tropicana rose

This year the Tropicana rose and other roses in my front yard are much happier than last year. I’ve been using Dr. Earth fertilizer and it seems to make a huge difference. NOTE: I might be in error on the name. I think this is Fragrant Cloud. Tropicana has more pink and yellow.

Orange Tropicana rose in my garden

Orange Tropicana rose in my garden

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Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower border

The border of flowers in our backyard is doing its thing. It looks best in late light instead of today’s midday sunshine, but this is pretty nice too, no?

Lilies and other perennials in Seattle late June flower border

Lilies and other perennials in Seattle late June flower border

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Published Monday, June 27, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden lettuce

Lettuce doesn’t like too much hot weather, which will make it bolt (center part gets taller pretty quickly to set seed). If it bolts it becomes bitter and not very good to eat. If you harvest it as soon as you see it’s beginning to bolt, it will still be delicious. Try a leaf to see. If you have a lot of lettuce plants and want to extend your harvest time, it will last for weeks in the fridge IF you pull it out roots and all, shake and rinse off the dirt with a hose, shake off extra water, and put it in a plastic bag closed with a twist tie. You can eat fresh salads for weeks.

Different lettuces in the garden almost ready to harvest

Different lettuces in the garden almost ready to harvest

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Published Sunday, June 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden lavender

Lavender grows very well in my yard. It even yields occasional volunteer plants!

Lavender blooming in my Seattle garden

Lavender blooming in my Seattle garden

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Published Friday, June 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cruise ship deck

A view at dusk of the cruise ship Breakaway’s deck, en route from Bermuda.

NCL Breakaway at dusk

NCL Breakaway at dusk

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Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bermuda seascape

Leaving Bermuda on a cruise last month, this view. Happy Solstice!

Coral reefs and turquoise water not far outside of Bermuda (UK)

Coral reefs and warm turquoise waters not far outside of Bermuda (UK)

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Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coral rose

Solstice sunshine on the roses

Garden roses

Garden roses in sunshine in my garden

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Published Sunday, June 19, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Renton cloudscape

Hanging out of the car while hubby drove, with my iphone. Not bad, right?

Piles of clouds in late afternoon sky

Piles and layers of clouds in late afternoon sky

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Published Thursday, June 16, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bermuda birdbath

Hamilton in Bermuda has a lovely little park.

Birds bathing in a birdbath in a park in Bermuda (UK)

Birds bathing in a birdbath in a park in Bermuda (UK)

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Published Thursday, June 16, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rain coming

From a ferry boat in Bermuda, a cloudscape for you.

Piles of rain clouds approaching over sunlit waters in Bermuda

Piles of rain clouds approaching over sunlit waters in Bermuda

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Published Tuesday, June 14, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bermuda butterfly

Finally, a good butterfly shot. Had to go all the way to Bermuda for it!

Orange and black butterfly on a flower in Bermuda, UK

Orange and black butterfly on a flower in Bermuda, UK

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Published Friday, June 10, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cruise ship light sculpture

I’m not really sure what to call this giant light fixture in the middle of the NCL Breakaway cruise ship. It’s several stories tall and the LED colors keep changing. Trippy, man!

Many changing colors in this giant light in the NCL Breakaway.

Many changing colors in this giant light in the NCL Breakaway cruise ship center atrium

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