Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Tuesday, March 13, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful San Miguel shop

One of the pleasures of travel is shops like this. So entertaining, just to see the colors.

Artisan market shop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

San Miguel view

San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has a few rooftop bars with a view. Here are the churches of the Centro viewed from the top of the Rosewood Hotel at dusk on a warm February evening.

A view of the churches in the historical central part of San Miguel de Allende

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Published Sunday, March 4, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Aztec dancers

Got back recently from a trip to San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. My sister had a big party. There were dancers! Have you ever seen costumes anything like this?

Indigenous Aztec dancers perform at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel

Here is a short clip of them in action

Enjoy!

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Published Wednesday, February 28, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow hellebores

The NWFGS garden show is over, but such pretty pictures still to share!

Pale yellow and green hellebores (Lenten Rose) bloom at the Garden Show in Seattle

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Published Tuesday, February 13, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink lily macro

This year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle is now a Festival, not a Show. Not sure if their hashtag #NWFGS is still a thing.

Here’s a magnificent Oriental lily, complete with pollen-laden anthers.

Sometimes florists remove the pollen-heavy anthers because they do stain clothing. But I prefer them with a natural look.

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Published Tuesday, February 6, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peacock head and feathers

From that Florida Flamingo Gardens trip, back a couple of years ago. Who doesn’t like peacocks?

Brilliantly colored display of iridescent feathers of the male peacock

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Published Sunday, February 4, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Crocodile…really alligator

No words needed. But a Florida resident tells me it’s a gator, not a croc. Crocs don’t get this big.

Powerful crocodile, or maybe an alligator? in Florida

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Published Saturday, February 3, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange flamingos

I know flamingos are supposed to be pink, but the ones I saw in Florida a couple of years ago seemed maybe more orange. Posting just for fun on this gray Seattle day.

Brightly colored flamingos at bird sanctuary in Florida

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Published Sunday, January 28, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orchid bouquet

You don’t often see a bouquet of orchids. That was a very fine year for bouquets at the NW Flower & Garden Show in 2012.

Lime green orchids with red and yellow throats, in a bouquet at #NWFGS

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Published Saturday, January 27, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red calla lilies and yellow ball flowers

One of my favorite images from the NW Flower & Garden Show (#NWFGS) is this bouquet of deep red and yellow callas, with some kind of ball flower inserted into each one. Over a cloud of pale green hydrangeas, naturally.

This just in! These ball flowers are Craspedia (Drumstick Flower)! You can buy seeds!

Red and yellow callas with mystery yellow ball flower, in a bouquet

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Published Friday, January 26, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnificent bouquet

Hope you are not tired of flowers from the archives of my visits to the Northwest Flower & Garden show, held every February in Seattle. This stunning bouquet is from 2012.

Cascading arrangement of orchids, roses and other tropical flowers at #NWFGS

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Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose and orchid bouquet

Ah, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. The bouquets are so ephemeral, but the photos give us pleasure endlessly. #NWFGS

Apricot roses and spotted orchids bouquet at the February flower show in Seattle

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