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, September 8, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Black oystercatcher bird

This handsome black shorebird was posing in the Seattle Aquarium’s shore birds exhibit.

Adult oystercatcher bird at the Seattle Aquarium

Adult oystercatcher bird at the Seattle Aquarium

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Published Monday, September 7, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Forest scene

From a few weeks ago, a hot day at Salmon La Sac WA campground. It was very dry.

Forest scene in the Pacific Northwest in August

Forest scene in the Pacific Northwest in August

Joining up at Our World Tuesday, NF Trees n Bushes TuesdayOutdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Friday Greens, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Scenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here, and hope to see you again very soon.

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Published Sunday, September 6, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spiky shadows

A (dracena??) plant at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Spiky green leaves and sunlight make a pattern at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

Spiky green leaves and sunlight make a pattern at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Saturday, September 5, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Deck with flowers

My friend Cindy has a fabulous garden and her deck is just amazing. This is just a tiny area of it! The time, money, effort, and knowledge she puts into her entire place really shows.

Yellow and white brugmansia (Angel's trumpet) grace a deck in August

Yellow and white brugmansia (Angel’s trumpet) grace a deck in August in Kent, WA

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Published Friday, September 4, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose hips

At Kubota Garden the other day, the prettiest rose hips (former roses) I’ve ever seen.

Shiny red rose hips on a wild rose in Kubota Garden in South Seattle

Shiny red rose hips on a wild rose in Kubota Garden in South Seattle

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Published Thursday, September 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle buildings

View from the walkway outside of Pike Place Market. Doesn’t it have a 30s feel?

Towering skyscraper near Pike Place Market in Seattle

Towering skyscraper near Pike Place Market in Seattle

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Published Thursday, September 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dahlias

A visit to Pike Place Market, so of course there were dahlias.

Pink, red and other colors of dahlias at the Pike Place Market in Seattle

Pink, red and other colors of dahlias for sale at the Pike Place Market in Seattle

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Published Tuesday, September 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kubota Garden pond

Very beautiful pond at the Kubota Garden in South Seattle, all to ourselves on a rainy Monday…

Large orange koi in pond at Kubota Garden in Seattle

Large orange koi in pond at Kubota Garden in Seattle

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Published Sunday, August 30, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses from the garden

Before the big rain and wind that was predicted, I picked almost all the roses in the garden.

Peace roses and a magenta pink rose in a bouquet, up close

Peace roses and a magenta pink rose in a bouquet, up close

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Published Saturday, August 29, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cle Elum River

Camping at Salmon La Sac a couple of weeks ago, the Cle Elum River was very low. Let’s hope today’s rain here in Seattle can help the fires and low rivers to the east.

Dusk at the Cle Elum River (WA) at Salmon La Sac campground

Dusk at the Cle Elum River (WA) at Salmon La Sac campground

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Published Friday, August 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Storm coming

At an outdoor blues event tonight in Normandy Park WA, the oncoming storm was kind enough to delay a bit for us.

Big rain coming soon

Big rain coming soon

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Published Thursday, August 27, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ode to Hopper

At Pike Place Market the other day. Skies are smoky from the wildfires burning in the rest of Washington.

People sit at a counter with a view of the smoky skies and the Great Wheel in Seattle

People sit at a counter with a view of the smoky skies and the Great Wheel in Seattle

Linking up with Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Thursday Challenge (Seat), Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic WeekendsShadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here. Come back soon!

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