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 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

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Thursday Challenge (Orange), Photo Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Floral Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Try a search for “dahlia” in the box at the right for some very pretty flowers indeed.

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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

Part of Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Orange You Glad It’s FridayPhoto Friday, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for visiting.

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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

Joining Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo FridayFloral Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for visiting.

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Published Friday, October 9, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow brugmansia

Went to fun Oktoberfest at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory and really loved the evening lighting on the blooming, heavenly scented flowers. No wonder they call them Angel’s Trumpets!

Golden yellow brugmansia or Angel's Trumpet blooms in the nighttime at the Conservatory in Seattle

Golden yellow brugmansia or Angel’s Trumpet blooms in the nighttime at the Conservatory in Seattle

Linking to Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo Friday, Orange You Glad It’s FridayFloral Friday, Today’s FlowersShadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Check out a new tag or category while you are here, maybe Volunteer Park Conservatory? and thanks for visiting.

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Published Thursday, October 8, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maple leaves in autumn

The day after a good wind is a fine thing for leaf hounds. Freshly fallen leaves are so colorful!

Red, yellow, orange and pink maple leaves on the green lawn of early fall

Red, yellow, orange and pink maple leaves on the green lawn of early fall

Linking to Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Try a search for “autumn leaves” in the box at the right for a nice collection of fall color.

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Published Thursday, October 8, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Driftwood on the beach

Someone built this structure out of driftwood at Richmond Beach in Washington. Almost looks like a dinosaur skeleton, doesn’t it?

Perhaps a fort, made of driftwood on the beach

Perhaps a fort, made of driftwood on the beach

Connecting up with Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Water World Wednesday, Wednesday Waters, Photo Friday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here!

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Published Wednesday, October 7, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shabby old chairs

Even though these graceful chairs in a Richmond Beach, WA coffee shop have seen better days, they still make me want to sit there. Side note: the chair on the left appears to be Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala.

Old upholstered chairs with carved wood and tufted backs still have some faded glory.

Old upholstered chairs with carved wood and tufted backs still have some faded glory.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo FridayPink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here, and hope to see you again very soon.

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Published Sunday, October 4, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn tree

My first fall foliage photo of the season.

Orange and yellow tree leaves in the late afternoon light

Orange and yellow tree leaves in the late afternoon light

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo Friday, Skywatch Friday, Orange You Glad It’s FridayScenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Check out a new tag or category while you are here, and thanks for visiting.

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Published Saturday, October 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Doggie stroller

I’ve been seeing more of these dog strollers around. What a cutie this dog is!

Smiling white dog with hairbow in stroller at Salmon Days in Issaquah, WA.

Smiling white dog with hairbow in stroller at Salmon Days in Issaquah, WA.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo Friday, Camera Critters, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here, and hope to see you again very soon.

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Published Thursday, October 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle from the south

Driving into Seattle the other evening…

Seattle skyline from the south. Note the Space Needle on the left.

Seattle skyline from the south. Note the iconic Space Needle on the left.

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Published Monday, September 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Evening cloudscape

Taken from the floating 520 bridge from Seattle to Mercer Island. Love that string of puffy pink clouds at the bottom left.

Early evening in Seattle in September

Early evening in Seattle in September

Connecting to Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Water World Wednesday, Wednesday Waters, Photo Friday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit here!

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Published Sunday, September 27, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow dahlia

Dahlias are the queen of late summer flowers.

Magenta, yellow, orange and red dahlia in sunshine

Magenta, yellow, orange and red dahlia in sunshine

Visit Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Thursday Challenge (Sunny), Floral Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Photo FridayToday’s Flowers, Pink SaturdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. So glad you dropped by and hope to see you again, soon!

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