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 Friday, January 16, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Don’t forget how great you are

I saw this note on a planter outside of a Starbucks in West Seattle. Thank you to whoever did this.

#notesoflove don't forget how great you are

#notesoflove don’t forget how great you are

Connecting to Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayNF Blo-Ma TuesdayWordless Wednesday, Pink Saturday, 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 15, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulip time

Not until April, but here’s a quick peek at the unbelievably scenic Skagit Valley Tulip Festival north of Seattle, WA. I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Pink, magenta, and red tulips in a field bordered by snowy hillsides bloom in April

Pink, magenta, and red tulips bloom in a field bordered by snowy hillsides

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Red), Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayNF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Pink Saturday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon!

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Published Wednesday, January 14, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daffodils emerging

Even in January, some signs of spring to come. Beginnings!

Tender green sprouts of daffodils emerge in January in Seattle

Tender green sprouts of daffodils emerge in January in Seattle

Joining up at Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro MondayFriday Greens, Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, My Romantic Home, 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. Or try a new search, tag or category at the right. Thanks!

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Published Monday, January 12, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Evening approaches

Yet another view of the scenic overlook around the block from my house.

Evening draws nigh on a winter afternoon overlooking Puget Sound near Seattle

Evening draws nigh on a winter afternoon overlooking Puget Sound, near Seattle

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Pink Saturday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic WeekendsWater World Wednesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Maybe try a search at upper right for “overlook”? Hope you enjoyed your visit here and see you again soon!

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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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