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, May 5, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Native American ceremony

On May 1, I was walking on Capital Hill in Seattle and happened across this Native American ceremony. Not sure exactly what was going on, but there was chanting and much fragrant smudge smoke. Not your everyday kind of thing!

Chanting and smudging in this Native American event in Seattle on May Day

Chanting and smudging in this Native American event in Seattle on May Day

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Published Sunday, May 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Book Mobile

Went into a neat bookstore and bakery, Ada’s, on 15th Ave. in Capitol Hill in Seattle. A very different kind of place, just right for science nerds of all kinds. I loved the Calder-esque mobile hanging up there, and the pages of text make it a “bookmobile” of a different sort.

Hanging sculpture in a bookstore in Seattle

Hanging sculpture in a bookstore in Seattle

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Published Friday, May 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink clematis

Some people say cle-MA-tis, and some people say CLEM-uh-tis. They are all beautiful. My gardener friend Sherry (see hostas below) has a simple pink clematis draping over her fence that is pretty darn wonderful.

Pink clematis with yellow centers along a fence

Pink clematis with yellow centers along a fence

Macro view of clematis vine with pink flowers and yellow centers

Macro view of clematis vine with pink flowers and yellow centers

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Published Tuesday, April 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hosta garden

I have a friend who is an amazing gardener and this is what her shaded back deck looks like this week.

Many different hosta plants in containers on a Seattle deck

Many different hosta plants in containers on a Seattle deck

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Published Tuesday, April 28, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Low rainbow

Seattle skies do clouds. Airplanes and rainbows improve them!

Low rainbow in the sky in Seattle in the springtime

Low rainbow in the sky in Seattle in the springtime

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Published Monday, April 27, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Notecards, Hyacinths

Here’s another new notecard, a display of purple hyacinths at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle. All ten notecard images are from my book, “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory.”

Deep purple hyacinths bloom at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Deep purple hyacinths bloom at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Wednesday, April 22, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink dogwood tree

This is in my backyard.

Pink dogwood tree in full bloom, with red rhododendrons in the foreground

Pink dogwood tree in full bloom, with red rhododendrons in the foreground

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Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double lilac macro

Yesterday was the warmest day of the year so far, over 70 degrees F and sunny. And it was my birthday! I celebrated by going outside and smelling the lilacs all blooming.

 

Close up of lilac panicle with double flowers

Close up of lilac panicle with double flowers

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Published Saturday, April 18, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Notecards, Pink fuchsias

These delicate fuschia flowers are from Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, and one of the ten images in my new line of Notecards. All the images on the notecards are from my book, “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory.”

'Mrs. Lovell Swisher' fuschia flowers

‘Mrs. Lovell Swisher’ fuschia flowers

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Published Thursday, April 16, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Miami glass building

From my Florida trip in February, a skyscraper in Miami on a sunny day.

Sky and clouds reflected in glass-walled building in Miami, Florida

Sky and clouds reflected in glass-walled building in Miami, Florida

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Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Thatched bridge

From my trip to Florida not long ago, on a visit to the Bonnet House and gardens.

Rustic thatched roof on a covered bridge

Rustic thatched roof on a covered bridge

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Published Monday, April 13, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Notecard, Orchids

Here’s another new notecard, a spray of unusual phalaenopsis orchids. All ten notecard images are from my book, “Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory.”

Red orchids with yellow edges and spots at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Red and magenta orchids with yellow edges and spots at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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