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, October 24, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blueberry leaves in fall

When the sun comes out, even the simplest leaves are beautiful in their autumn glory.

Blueberry bushes with red autumn leaves, and ferns in the background

Blueberry bush with red autumn leaves, and green fern in the background

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Published Friday, October 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are so beautiful, all summer long and maybe even more so in the fall as their colors change and intensify.

Purple hydrangeas in the fall garden

Purple hydrangeas in the fall garden

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Published Wednesday, October 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Apple tart

This was my first try of a recipe for Apple Tart in the wonderful book The Apprentice, or at least the filling is. I used a Fred Meyer frozen pie crust, and yellow apples from my tree. It was GREAT even if I baked it a bit too long. Filling recipe: Core and cut about 4 golden delicious apples (2 lbs.) into 1.5″ pieces. Arrange like spokes in a wheel on pie dough. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter, in pieces. Bake at 425 for one hour or until golden. (This was too long or too hot, but that’s an easy fix.) The flavor and texture was superb. It was so quick and easy, too!

Freshly baked apple tart, French recipe.

Freshly baked apple tart, French recipe.

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Published Tuesday, October 20, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tomatoes and chard harvest

Went outside a couple of days ago and picked tomatoes and chard. Love this warm fall we are having.

Garden vegetables in a basket

Garden vegetables in a basket

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Published Monday, October 19, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dogwood leaves

These are Korean dogwood leaves, in my front yard.

Curved lines of Korean dogwood leaves starting to turn color, up close

Curvy Korean dogwood leaves starting to turn color, up close

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Published Sunday, October 18, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two dahlia blossoms

Flowers fascinate me.

Very dark burgundy dahlia and pale one in a small bouquet

Very dark burgundy dahlia and pale one in a small bouquet

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Published Saturday, October 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bouquet of cosmos and dahlias

The cosmos reseed most years and the dahlias come back, too. Lucky me!

Pink cosmos and dahlias, and super dark dahlias, in a bouquet

Pink cosmos and dahlias, and super dark dahlias, in a bouquet

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Published Saturday, October 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn path

At Salmon Days in Issaquah WA recently, the newly crisp weather gave us this scenic view:

Early fall comes to the Pacific Northwest

Early fall comes to the Pacific Northwest

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Published Thursday, October 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange leafed tree

Gotta love fall.

Brilliantly colored fall foliage in the Pacific Northwest in Issaquah, WA

Brilliantly colored fall foliage in the Pacific Northwest in Issaquah, WA

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Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange dahlia

This spiky dahlia is almost prettier from the back. So vigorous and healthy!

Cactus-type peachy-orange dahlia from the back, in the garden

Cactus-type peachy-orange dahlia from the back, in the garden

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Published Sunday, October 11, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red grapes harvest

Our red table-grape vine has been in the ground two or three years now. This year, with the warm weather, the vine has earned its keep. Side note: These grapes appear to be Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala.

Most of the seedless grapes picked today. So sweet!

Most of the seedless grapes picked today. So sweet!

Delicious red seedless grapes from my backyard vine

Delicious red seedless grapes from my backyard vine

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Published Saturday, October 10, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink anthurium

These shiny tropical flowers, really bracts, are so pretty and much easier to photograph than matte flowers. Anthuriums are also called “sweetheart flowers” and “little boy flowers.” Must be the heart shape, right?

Pink anthurium at Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory, at night

Pink anthurium at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, at night

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