Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Tuesday, October 11, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Puget Sound from the viaduct

Seattle’s viaduct is still with us, but not for very much longer after the tunnel is completed. I will miss these views.

Dramatic sky over Puget Sound, looking west from the viaduct in Seattle

Dramatic sky over Puget Sound, looking west from the viaduct in Seattle

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Published Saturday, October 8, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose bouquet on gray

It’s still raining, so I’m glad I cut my roses.

Different colors of garden roses on a gray background

Different colors of garden roses on a gray background

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Published Thursday, October 6, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bucket of roses

The weather in Seattle is supposed to get seriously rainy, after some very fine fall weather. The only thing to do is go out and cut all the open roses for bouquets, because they’ll only get destroyed. Bonus image below of the bouquets!

Cut the open roses ahead of the rain coming

Cut the open roses in my garden ahead of the rain coming

And here are the bouquets they made, on my kitchen counter.

Garden roses smell so heavenly

Garden roses smell so heavenly. These bouquets will go throughout the house.

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Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest shadows

Just a few short weeks ago, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

Leaves throw sharp shadows against an old tree trunk

Leaves throw sharp shadows against an old tree trunk

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Published Tuesday, October 4, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flapjacks

I think this is the cutest succulent I ever saw, in Edmonds WA, growing low on the ground, outdoors on a downtown street. With a name tag!

Kalanchoe T 'Flapjacks"

Kalanchoe Thrysiflora ‘Flapjacks’ each one about the size of my hand

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Published Monday, October 3, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ostepspermum ‘Spoon White’

There’s a neat garden area in downtown Edmonds, WA that is planted so beautifully. At this time of year, I was amazed to see so many blooming and unusual plants, all beautifully tended. Many were identified, as well! Kudos to Edmonds.

Such a pretty and strange looking flower, about 2 inches (5 cm) across.

Such a pretty and strange looking flower, about 2 inches (5 cm) across.

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Published Thursday, September 29, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink Japanese anemone

At the local garden club district meeting recently, garden flowers (horticulture) were on display.

Simple and dramatic, this late summer flower is a delight to flower lovers

Simple and dramatic, this late-summer Japanese anemone is easy to grow in shade

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Published Wednesday, September 28, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cove sunset

There’s a cove near me, south of Seattle, and it does sunsets very well.

Sunset's brilliant colors reflected in the waters of Puget Sound in Washington State

Sunset’s brilliant colors reflected in the waters of Puget Sound in Washington State

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Published Monday, September 26, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Late summer light

Possibly the last couple of beautiful days of the season, in Volunteer Park in Seattle.

A chestnut tree shelters a relaxing couple in Volunteer Park on a lovely afternoon

A huge old chestnut tree shelters a relaxing couple in Volunteer Park on a lovely afternoon

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Published Sunday, September 25, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall begins

In Seattle, it’s remarkable how close to the calendar the turn of the season feels. This week begins Fall, and sure enough, the trees are coloring up quite nicely.

Yellow leaves decorate a puddle showing their former tree mother, against a blue sky

Yellow leaves decorate a puddle showing their former tree-mother, against a blue sky

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Published Saturday, September 24, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Campfire

Last year when we went camping, there was a burn ban due to drought and fire conditions. This year, on the rainy Olympic Peninsula, fires in campsites were allowed. I had so missed it.

Tongues of orange and yellow flames leap from campfire logs

Tongues of orange and yellow flames leap from campfire logs

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Published Friday, September 23, 2016, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fairy forest

The shady, ferny creeks of the Pacific Northwest are magical.

Mossy branches overhang gentle creek

Mossy branches overhang gentle creek meandering its stony bed

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