Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Monday, February 18, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple prickly pear

At the Desert Garden in Phoenix, AZ, a new succulent to me, a purple opuntia or prickly pear.

Prickly pear cactus in Arizona, in tones of lavender or purple. See the heart-shaped paddles?

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Published Saturday, February 16, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dramatic sky in Arizona in winter

Visited Camp Verde, AZ, and watched the rain clouds roll in.

A big rainstorm coming in the sky above Camp Verde AZ orchard, branches bare in the winter

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Published Sunday, February 10, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snow scene at night

My backyard view on Friday night, halfway through the big snow in Seattle. By morning, there was nine inches in my driveway. Now it’s Sunday, and more is falling!

Snow-covered trees against a dark sky, with holiday lights still on the grape arbor

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Published Saturday, February 9, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roadside saguaro cactus

North of Phoenix, AZ last week, some cactus and flowers by the highway.

Iconic saguaro cactus welcomes us to Arizona in wintertime

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Published Friday, February 8, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snow falling

Seattle is getting a pretty good snowstorm. This is in my backyard earlier this afternoon.

Snow falling on cedar tree, in Seattle

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Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spiky cactus

Went to Arizona and the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Sharp stuff!

Sharp spines on this desert plant in Phoenix Botanical Garden

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Published Thursday, January 24, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Polka dot table cloth

I got a new polka dot oilcloth tablecloth. It works with my houseplants, so I am happy. My chair on the left, near my pile of newspapers.

Winter sunshine comes far into the room in Seattle in January

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Published Sunday, January 20, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Haemanthus albiflos

I call this the Dr. Seuss plant because it looks so wacky. Checking google images, I see it is sometimes called paintbrush lily. The flower is about 1.5 or 2 inches. It is a bulb related to amaryllis. Notice the tiny leaves in the dirt. Last year it set a few seeds, and I got one to grow!

Adorable houseplant haemanthus-albiflos blooms early in the year

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Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orchid bouquet at the Flower Show

I’ve been thumbing through last year’s photos from Seattle’s big Flower Show, always early February. Soon! #NWFGS

Orchids, protea blossoms and graceful greenery in a tall glass vase with hanging globes

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Published Monday, January 14, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White planters

The big NWFGS Flower Show is next month. Spring will get here!

Tasteful plantings in a trio of white garden patio planters

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Published Friday, January 11, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

January sunset

The first scenic photo of the year: today’s sunset from the overlook near my house.

Sunset over Puget Sound, from Normandy Park, WA

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Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A year of memories

I have posted about this Memory Jar before, but here it is again. A wonderful idea for your 2019 New Year!

Starting January 1, write good things that happen to you on little pieces of paper.

• Surprise gifts
• Accomplished goals
• The beauty of nature
• “LOL” moments
• Memories worth saving
• Daily blessings

Then on Dec. 31, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you this year.

Create a memory jar for the year. So fun to read at the end of the year!

Create a memory jar for the year. So fun to read at the end of the year!

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