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 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

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Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Deck with flowers

My friend Cindy has the most amazing deck, filled with blooming flowers everywhere.

Many colorful flowers blooming on a wooden deck

Many colorful flowers blooming on a wooden deck

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Published Sunday, August 23, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle’s hidden gem, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, on a recent late afternoon.

A rainbow of colorful flowers outside the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory

A rainbow of colorful flowers outside the beautiful Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Friday, August 21, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White brugmansia

The cream-colored brugmansias (Angels Trumpets) with their long, twisty buds are now in Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory! I adore them, and the scent is truly of the angels.

Pale brugmansia in late afternoon light begin blooming

Pale brugmansia in late afternoon light begin blooming, with croton in the background

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Published Thursday, August 20, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backyard sunset

I love summertime pink skies.

Pink clouds swirl above evergreen trees

Pink clouds swirl above evergreen trees

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Published Monday, August 17, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Poppy seed pods

Wish I’d thought to take one of these to sprinkle in my garden.

Dried seed heads of the poppy plant in the garden

Dried seed heads of a poppy plant in a garden, about knee high or so

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Published Saturday, August 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink hollyhocks

Visiting the old, hilltop neighborhood of Port Townsend, WA recently, this pretty pink hollyhock decorated the garden of the old house we were staying in.

Deep pink single hollyhock flowers in Port Townsend, WA on an overcast day

Deep pink single hollyhock flowers in Port Townsend, WA on an overcast day

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Published Sunday, August 9, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boats and rain clouds

At Alki Beach in Seattle recently, dramatic skies.

Rain threatens two sailboats and two ferries on Puget Sound

Rain threatens two sailboats and two ferries on Puget Sound

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Published Saturday, August 8, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender plants

From the Sequim Lavender Festival, just a few lavender plants in the late afternoon sunshine.

Blooming lavender plants in Sequim, Washington

Blooming lavender plants in Sequim, Washington

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Published Friday, August 7, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brilliant sunset

This is one of the best sunsets I ever saw, up on the hill in Port Townsend, WA.

Brilliant bands of color in a silhouette sunset scene

Brilliant bands of color in a silhouette sunset scene

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Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Old window

Not sure if this is dill or fennel, growing outside the window of a house built in the 1890s in Port Townsend, WA.

Herb flowers outside an old window with lace curtains

Herb flowers outside an old window with lace curtains

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Published Tuesday, August 4, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Gazania

Gazania is very showy flower, originally from South Africa, seen at my visit to Swanson’s Nursery recently.

Starry pointy yellow and red petals on a gazania flower

Starry, pointy, yellow and red petals of a gazania flower

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