Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Sunday, May 13, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Variegated pink weigela

I love this shrub, pronounced “why-GHEEL-a.” Not only is the foliage extremely nice and accepts pruning well, but it has these super pretty pink flowers as well!

Happy Mother’s Day! Let’s focus on one of the many things that unite us—a woman gave birth to each and every one of us. Thanks, Mom!

A bouquet of pink weigela with variegated leaves, in an old blue lusterware vase. Flowers are about 1″ or 2.5 cm across.

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Published Friday, May 11, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pansies in the lawn

Pansies like to go everywhere. These purple ones have escaped into my lawn.

Purple pansies dot the lawn in front of a flowerbed with irises and forget-me-nots

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Published Thursday, May 10, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backyard in May

Here in Western Washington State, green with rhodies is the signature look for May. This is my backyard from my bedroom window yesterday morning.

Pink dogwood, red rhodies and lots of green in my backyard in the Seattle area in May

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Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lady’s mantle

This pretty low plant is so poetically named. It doesn’t do much in terms of flowers, but the odd rain shower is so thrilling on their leaves.

Shade-loving Lady’s mantle is so cute after any rain at all. Diamonds!

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Published Monday, May 7, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink rhododendrons

The very small city I live in, Normandy Park, WA, is noted for its rhododendrons and evergreens. This was at my house yesterday.

A cedar tree maybe 300 years old in the background, and a pink rhodie with a dark pink throat.

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Published Sunday, May 6, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Parrot tulip macro

Another brilliant frilly tulip from the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle.

Yellow parrot tulip with red-orange edges, in sunshine

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Published Friday, May 4, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Starbucks Roastery

Did a tourist thing in Seattle and finally went to see the huge Starbucks Reserve roastery place downtown. My goodness gracious!

Coffee machines, copper tubing and who knows what else at the big Starbucks place in Seattle

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Published Thursday, May 3, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Apple blossoms

It was overcast but the little apple tree was blooming anyhow. Hope the bees find it.

White with delicate tinges of pink: apple blossom perfection

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Published Tuesday, May 1, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Duck in creek

This mallard duck hen was looking fine at Country Village, in Bothell, WA. See post below this for a video of a few other members of her family.

Scenic duck swimming in a creek in springtime

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Published Sunday, April 29, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mallard duck family

Went to Country Village in Bothell, WA for lunch, shopping, and ducklings!

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Published Friday, April 27, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peachy parrot tulip

Tulip season is almost over. I love their explosions of color and form!

Sun and shadow on the frilly petals of this parrot tulip, in shades of pink and peach, seen at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in March

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Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Canna leaves

At my favorite Seattle haunt, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, I got to peek into one of the lower support greenhouses. One of the perks of volunteering!

Red, purple and green striations in the big leaves of canna lily foliage

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