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 Friday, July 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hoya carnosa

My hoya plant loves the heat this year, and has TWO flowers. Isn’t this one pretty?

Pale pink and red waxy flowers of the hoya carnosa plant

Pale pink, white and red waxy flowers of the hoya carnosa plant

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Published Thursday, July 2, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

American flag

Happy Fourth of July!

Long may it wave

Long may it wave

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Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset over Puget Sound

At the Des Moines, WA marina recently, the sunset was beautiful.

A small boat on the water of Puget Sound, and the hill in silhouette at sunset

A couple of small boats on the water of Puget Sound, and the hill in silhouette at sunset

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Published Tuesday, June 30, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dark cherries macro

Dark red cherries of some kind on my backyard 5-graft tree, right before I picked them. I lost the tags, so don’t know the exact name. But they are delicious! I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Saturday Top Shot.

Shiny dark cherries hang from the tree

Shiny dark cherries hang from the tree

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Published Monday, June 29, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange rose

In my garden tonight, an orange rose.

Glowing orange rose in the late afternoon sunshine

Glowing orange rose in the late afternoon sunshine

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Published Sunday, June 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry and berry harvest

Today was the day for picking fruit in our backyard. The netting on the cherry tree worked! We have a 5-graft tree from Raintree Nursery, and this is the tree’s third year. The boysenberries are good this year, too. The raspberries not so much, and the blueberries are just getting going. What treasure!

Rainier cherries, two kinds of darn cherries, Montmorency cherries (center bowl), boysenberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Clockwise from upper left: Boysenberries, Montmorency cherries, dark cherries, other dark cherries and Rainier cherries, blueberries and raspberries.

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Published Sunday, June 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fallen redwood

My brother is on a motorcycle trip and had his friend take this picture of him in front of a fallen redwood in Northern California. What an image!

Man stands in front of the roots of a huge fallen redwood tree

Man stands in front of the roots of a huge fallen redwood tree

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Published Thursday, June 25, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender flowers

The lavender is looking particularly beautiful this warm year.

Magical lavender in the sunlight

Magical lavender in the sunlight

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Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burgundy daylily

Of course lots of watering needed with this heatwave in Seattle (locals get crazy if it’s over 80 or so) and the water droplets on the dark daylilies only add to the beauty.

Dark purple or burgundy day lilies with yellow center

Dark purple or burgundy day lilies with yellow center

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Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Potato bin

I’ve been growing potatoes in a different way, and it is looking like my best potatoes ever. My friend told me how to do it and let me collect bags of dried leaves from under her trees to use. I started with a layer of good dirt and fertilizer (about 6″), put the potatoes just under the surface, watered well, and as they grew kept adding dried leaves, letting some green tops stay uncovered, keeping it well watered, adding more leaves as I could. This bin was started at the very end of April, and look at it today! Below are the flowers from the red potatoes.

Landscape cloth stapled to some wooden stakes form the outside of this backyard potato bin.

Landscape cloth stapled to some wooden stakes form the outside of this backyard potato bin.

Lavender potato flowers from red potatoes

Lavender potato flowers from red potatoes

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Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rusty old cars

In front of the mosaic fence below, some remarkable and beautiful old vehicles. The top one is from the 30s, maybe?

Old and rusty, but still graceful.

Old and rusty, but still graceful.

The group of antique rusted cars, and a truck, on Capitol Hill in Seattle

The group of antique rusted cars, and a truck, on Capitol Hill in Seattle

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Published Saturday, June 20, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mosaic fence

Here is something you don’t see every day. In the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, a mosaic fence.

Wall of free-form mosaic art, about 6 feet tall, in Seattle, WA.

One side of a wall of free-form mosaic art, about 6 feet tall, in Seattle, WA.

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