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 Sunday, January 11, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stony creek

From a summer camping trip. Nature!

Water rushes over rocks in a creek on the Olympic Peninsula in summertime

Water rushes over rocks in a creek on the Olympic Peninsula, in summertime

Visit Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Friday Greens, Scenic WeekendsWater World Wednesday, and Saturday Show Off. Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon!

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Published Saturday, January 10, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brugmansia flowers

Scrolling through my photo archives, I found this image of huge, tropical brugmansia (Angels Trumpet) flowers from an August 2010 shoot at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory. See how the buds are yellow but the open flowers are pink? Wild, no?

Different colors on the same plant of Ecuador Pink brugmansia, or Angels Trumpet

Different colors on the same plant of Ecuador Pink brugmansia, or Angels Trumpet

Participating in Our World Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.

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Published Friday, January 9, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brown hen

A friend has chickens!

Young brown and black laying hen with a red comb

Young brown and black laying hen with a red comb

Joining Our World TuesdayCamera Critters, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for a few more.

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Published Thursday, January 8, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic view of Puget Sound

The fog was lifting, slowly, at the scenic overlook very near my house.

Normandy Park, WA hillside overlooks Puget Sound on a foggy day

Normandy Park, WA hillside overlooks Puget Sound on a foggy day

Participating in: Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, The Weekend in Black and WhiteScenic Weekends, Skywatch Friday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.

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Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset with Space Needle

Seattle has some very good view points, and lots of water to reflect the sky.

Sunset in Seattle with Space Needle, from Volunteer Park

Sunset in Seattle with Space Needle, from Volunteer Park

Visit Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic WeekendsWater World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Maybe try a search at upper right for “space needle”? Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon!

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Published Monday, January 5, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Small chandelier

This cute little gold and crystal chandelier, about as big as my head, is in the front entry of my house.

Small crystal and gold chandelier casts shadows on the wall at night

Small crystal and gold chandelier casts shadows on the wall at night

Participating in Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Monday Mellow YellowsShadow Shot Sunday 2, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.

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Published Saturday, January 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lily and mum bouquet

Another black and white photo. This can get addictive.

Pale lilies and white spoon mums in a black and white bouquet

Pale lilies and white spoon mums in a black and white bouquet

Participating in Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, The Weekend in Black and White, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.

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Published Saturday, January 3, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Memory jar

Here’s a wonderful idea for the 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!

Joining Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Weekend Reflections, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Try something new while you are here. The “uncategorized” category at right, perhaps?

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Published Friday, January 2, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bird of paradise flower

This golden yellow is a more unusual color of bird of paradise, usually more orange. Talk about a showy flower! Taken at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory, of course.

Warm yellow-orange and blue spikes on this tropical bird of paradise flower

Warm yellow-orange and blue spikes on this tropical bird of paradise flower

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMonday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the script letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more pretty pictures. Thanks!

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Published Friday, January 2, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cloudscape

This sky was over my house last week.

Golden orange light glows at sunset in a winter sky in Seattle

Golden orange light glows at sunset in a winter sky in Seattle

Visit Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for your visit here. See you again soon!

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Published Thursday, January 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Space Needle fireworks

Seattle does a great fireworks show on New Year’s. This year: no fog! I admit I was warm and cozy, in front of my TV.

Fireworks at Seattle's Space Needle on New Year's Eve, bringing in 2015

Fireworks at Seattle’s Space Needle on New Year’s Eve, bringing in 2015

Linking to Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Have a happy and healthy 2015.

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Published Thursday, January 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White hyacinths macro

Happy New Year! May your year be filled with fragrance, beauty, and deep happiness. I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Bouquet of white hyacinths on a black background

Bouquet of white hyacinths on a black background

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the script letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see more pretty pictures. Thanks!

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