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 Saturday, March 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink magnolia tree

My Japanese magnolia is almost done. What a ravishingly beautiful tree.

Pink and white Japanese magnolia tree blooming in March in Seattle

Pink and white Japanese magnolia tree blooming in March in Seattle

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Published Thursday, March 26, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulip in rain macro

In my front yard, a blush coral tulip after some rain.

Rosy pink tulip with shiny raindrops

Rosy pink-orange tulip with shiny raindrops

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Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Checkered tulip, or fritillaria

These sweet little flowers come up every spring in my garden. Smaller than regular tulips (which they aren’t really), they do have their own charm.

Checkered tulip (fritillaria) naturalizes if happy in the garden.

Checkered tulip (fritillaria) naturalizes if happy in the garden.

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Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red and white tulips

From last year’s visit to he Skagit Valley tulip festival, north of Seattle: a row of tulip goodness.

Blood red tulips with white edges bloom where they're planted

Blood red tulips with white edges bloom where they’re planted

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Published Monday, March 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tree shadows in the park

Last year’s visit to the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens was a lovely spring day just about this time of year.

Hostas and other plants in an early spring garden

Hostas and other plants in an early spring garden

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Published Sunday, March 22, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Field of red tulips

I’ve been sick with that awful bug that’s going around, so here’s a shot from last year’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, north of Seattle, WA. This year the warm weather is bringing earlier blooming up there in Skagit County.

Many colors of tulips bloom in the spring Tulip Festival near Mt. Vernon, WA

Many colors of tulips bloom in the spring Tulip Festival near Mt. Vernon, WA

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Published Saturday, March 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring display

Here’s a very springlike display from last year at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, on the first day of spring. #vpc #springflowers

Pretty spring flowers, indoors and out, at Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory

Pretty spring flowers, indoors and out, at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bleeding heart begins

The bleeding heart (decentra) begins to bloom in my garden.

Pink and white bleeding heart flowers start to bloom

Pink and white bleeding heart flowers start to bloom

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Published Tuesday, March 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Chihuly glass flowers

Huge, breathtaking glass floral forms overhead in the atrium at the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum in Seattle. Don’t they look like sea creatures? #chihuly

Undulating floral forms overhead in the atrium at the Chihuly glass garden in Seattle

Undulating floral forms overhead in the atrium at the Chihuly glass garden in Seattle

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Published Monday, March 16, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender & white rose bouquet

From the #NWFGS archives, a sweet bouquet.

Lavender and white roses in a bouquet at Seattle's NW Flower & Garden Show.

Lavender and white roses in a bouquet at Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Show

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Published Friday, March 13, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia macro

More backyard magnolia magnificence.

Pink and white Japanese magnolia lifts its face to the sun

Pink and white Japanese magnolia lifts its face to the sun

Joining up with Our World Tuesday, Today’s FlowersFloral FridaySkywatch Friday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro MondayOutdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for visiting and come back soon. Please click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above if you’d like to see a few more photos while you are here.

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Published Thursday, March 12, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink trees

The Seattle Design Center in Georgetown has some of the most magnificent pink trees I’ve ever seen. They are planting new ones, but they look so puny compared to the old giants. The first view is from inside the skybridge, which you can see in the second photo.

Pink trees line the streets, seen from the Seattle Design Center on a rainy day

Pink trees line the streets, seen from the Seattle Design Center on a rainy day

Huge old pink blossom trees at the Seattle Design Center

Huge old pink blossom trees at the Seattle Design Center

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