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 Saturday, August 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange daylily

In a friend and neighbor’s garden, a late orange daylily, all lit up by the summer sunshine.

Single orange daylily showing the shadow of its stamens

Single-petaled, graceful orange daylily showing the shadow of its stamens in the sunlight

Joining up with I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayOutdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, NF Catching the Light Monday,  Our World Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here and please come back soon.

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Published Friday, August 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow cherry tomatoes

Yellow cherry tomatoes are such stars of the food garden. Their little stem caps even look like stars.

Sweet golden yellow cherry tomatoes, fresh picked from the yard

Sweet golden orange-yellow cherry tomatoes, fresh picked from the yard

Linking to I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our World Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one photo here, click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Thursday, August 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Planter flowers with coleus

This display of shade-happy plants is a skillful combination of colors and textures, don’t you think? Some unknown floral designer did a fine job.

Fuchsia, coleus and tiny petunias (Calibrachoa) decorate an outdoor planter

Participating in Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. While you are here, you might click on a new tag or category to the right. Have fun!

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Published Wednesday, August 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mt. Rainier and anvil cloud

It’s been a scenic week. This amazing, huge cloud shaped like an anvil decorated the sky near Mt. Rainier just a few days ago, taken from the overlook right near my house.

Giant cloud near Mt. Rainier in eastern Washington

Giant cloud near Mt. Rainier in eastern Washington, with airplane

Linking to Skywatch Friday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit and please come back soon.

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Published Monday, August 4, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavatera flower

In a West Seattle friend’s backyard, macro of a flower of a lavatera shrub. What showy, crinkled, ruffled flowers, each one as big as a small apple, and so joyful!

Pink lavatera with red spots in the center.

Pink lavatera with red spots in the center.

Linking up to Skywatch Friday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World Tuesday, Scenic WeekendsNF Catching the Light Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one photo here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for more. Thanks so much and see you again soon!

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sky with rays

Watering the thirsty garden this evening, I looked up. I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

"Hand of God" rays in the warm evening sky at dusk

“Hand of God” rays in the warm evening sky at dusk

Glad to link up to Skywatch Friday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsNF Catching the Light Monday, Monday Mellow YellowsPink Saturday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you click on a tag at right like “cloudscape,” you might see some very pretty pictures appear.

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Published Saturday, August 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hosta flowers

Hosta flowers can be quite dramatic.

I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Hosta flowers with yellow anthers

Hosta flowers with yellow and black anthers

Linking to I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Our World Tuesday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one photo here, to see some others, click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks!

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Published Friday, August 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Burien at dusk

Scenic view of Burien, Washington this evening.

Flower basket and old lamppost in downtown Burien, WA as the sun sets.

Flower basket and old lamppost in downtown Burien, WA, as the sun sets.

Joining up at Skywatch Friday, Our World TuesdayToday’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange MondayMonday Mellow YellowsPink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsNF Catching the Light Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here first and please come back soon!

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Published Thursday, July 31, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leek flowers

I let some leeks in my garden flower. Why some are white and some are purple, I do not know, as all the leeks seem to be the same earlier, at harvest time. Don’t you love the round balls? Bees sure do.

Leek flowers in the garden, in lavender and white

Leek flowers in the garden, in lavender and white

Linking up to Garden Party Thursday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Scenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday,  My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here!

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Published Wednesday, July 30, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pears on the tree

My gardener friend Sherry (she of the canning jars below) has some beautiful Collette pears on a tree in her garden. This pear is perhaps 3″ tall (8 cm) or so. A ways to go, still.

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Collette pears ripening on the tree

Linking up to Skywatch Friday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Garden Party Thursday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Scenic Weekends, Our World TuesdayNF Catching the Light Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Please try a new tag or category, while you are here. Thanks!

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Published Sunday, July 27, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stargazer lily macro

I had to look it up, but these stargazer lily parts are stamens, which are the pollen-bearing organ of a flower, consisting of the filament and the anther. I know you had better not get that pollen on your clothes, either—stain city. But inhale that fabulous perfume!

Pink stargazer lily with white edges shows off its perfect, pollen-laden anthers

Pink stargazer lily with white edges shows off its perfect, pollen-laden anthers, with daylilies in the background

Joining I Heart Macro SaturdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Macro Monday, Garden Party Thursday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Scenic Weekends, Our World Tuesday, Pink Saturday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If there is only one photo here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Saturday, July 26, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Canning jars of food

My friend Sherry has a fabulous garden and cans her own food. I am envious!

Pickled stringbeans, canned carrots and other goodies from the garden, home canned in Mason jars.

Pickled stringbeans, canned carrots and other goodies from the garden, home canned in jars.

Linking up to Garden Party Thursday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Our World Tuesday, and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit here and please come back again.

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