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 Friday, November 6, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kings of Swing

A Seattle band with a big band sound, the Kings of Swing, plays at a senior center in Kent, WA every month for a practice venue. Great dance music!

Dancers enjoy the big band sound of the Kings of Swing

Dancers enjoy the big band sound of the Seattle Kings of Swing

Connecting with Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo Friday, Pink SaturdayWeekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Have a great day and thanks so much for your visit here.

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Published Thursday, November 5, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Thimphu, Bhutan

My sister Jo Sanders is traveling in India and Bhutan. This is one of her photos. If you enjoy armchair travel, she is an extraordinary writer, not a bad photographer at all, and you are welcome to read her fascinating blog.

"On the drive from Thimphu [Bhutan] this morning we went over a mountain pass at over 10,000 feet."

“On the drive from Thimphu [Bhutan] this morning we went over a mountain pass at over 10,000 feet.”

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Skywatch Friday, Photo Friday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo is showing here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more.

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Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange brugmansia

The weather has gotten too cold for this brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet) plant to stay on the patio, so into the living room it has come until the warm weather returns. Every night the scent perfumes the entire house.

Golden yellow-orange blossoms of brugmansia or Angel's Trumpet blooming indoors

Golden yellow-orange blossoms of brugmansia or Angel’s Trumpet blooming indoors

Connecting with Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Floral Friday, Photo Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Have a great day and thanks so much for your visit here.

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Published Monday, November 2, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow dahlia macro

Here’s a closeup of the flower in the post below. I really love this image and I am calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Curving petals of a yellow dahlia flower

Curving petals of a yellow dahlia flower

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Thursday Challenge (Plants), Floral Friday, Photo Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Have a great day and please come back again soon.

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Published Monday, November 2, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lemon yellow dahlias

I recently gave away some extra garden plants I had, and a neighbor who picked some up brought a bouquet of dahlias from her garden as a thank you. I have heard of dahlias called dinner-plate size, but thought that was poetic license. This is for real. Here is her bouquet on my kitchen table, with a regular box of tissues there for scale.

Bouquet of lemon yellow dahlias, about ten inches across

Bouquet of lemon yellow dahlias, each flower about ten inches across

Joining up with Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Thursday Challenge (Plants), Floral Friday, Photo Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you here again soon.

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Published Friday, October 30, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red tree

I think this is a dogwood, but not sure. In any case, this was taken before today’s big wind. Ah, the fleeting beauty of autumn leaves.

Red leaves on a tree in autumn

Red leaves on a tree in autumn

Linking to Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Thursday Challenge (Plants), Skywatch Friday, Photo Friday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday,  and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you here again soon.

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Published Thursday, October 29, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forsythia blossom in the rain

The warm fall has created some interesting garden anomalies. Here’s a rain-soaked October forsythia blossom!

A single fall bloom for forsythia, in the rain

A single fall bloom of forsythia, in the rain

Joining up with Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Water World Wednesday, Wednesday Waters, Thursday Challenge (Plants), Floral Friday, Photo Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink SaturdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you here again soon.

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Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red dahlia

Still some flowers, almost November.

Dark red dahlia in my garden

Dark red dahlia in my garden

Connecting up with Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Floral Friday, Photo Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink SaturdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Sunday, October 25, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset with birds on a wire

The other night the sky was on fire.

Birds on a wire at flaming sunset

Birds on a wire at flaming sunset

Joining Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Skywatch Friday, Photo Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, Camera Critters, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo is showing here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more.

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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

Joining up with Our World TuesdayMacro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Photo Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo is showing here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more.

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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

Connecting up with Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Floral Friday, Photo Friday, Today’s Flowers, Pink SaturdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for visiting and please come back soon.

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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.

Connecting with Our World TuesdayMacro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Thursday Challenge (Orange), Photo Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo is showing here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more.

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