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, July 4, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fireworks in Seattle

From last year, over Lake Union in Seattle. Happy July 4th, Independence Day in USA!

Fireworks explode over Lake Union in Seattle at dusk on July 4.

Fireworks explode over Lake Union in Seattle at dusk on July 4.

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Published Thursday, July 3, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dill umbel

Dill is very happy in my garden and reseeds so well that I see why it is called dill weed. But it is beautiful and fragrant, and I love to cook with it, so at least some stays. Here is a flower about the size of my hand, not quite in bloom. Note: the word umbel comes from the word umbrella!

Dill umbel, still partly closed, against an early summer sky

Dill umbel, still partly closed, against an early summer sky

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Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blue hydrangeas

The hydrangeas are beginning. I love that they bloom in the shade. It’s easier to keep them watered properly in shade, anyway. Remember, the “hydra” in their name means they love/need water!

Macro of blue hydrangea flowers beginning to bloom

Macro of blue hydrangea flowers beginning to bloom

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Published Tuesday, July 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red raspberries

Today I picked the first real harvest of red raspberries, about a quart. The birds and squirrels don’t seem as interested in these berrries, at least so far. I am grateful.

Red raspberries, just picked in the garden

Red raspberries, just picked in the garden

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Published Monday, June 30, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Picnic table bouquet

Went to a neighbor’s party yesterday and she had the most beautiful bouquets of her garden flowers on the tables.

Colorful flowers decorate a backyard picnic table, ready for a party

Colorful flowers decorate a backyard picnic table, ready for a party

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Published Sunday, June 29, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden peas

Flat peas or sugar snaps, what’s your preference?

Snow peas and sugar snap peas in the June garden

Snow peas and sugar snap peas in the June garden

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Published Thursday, June 26, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Daylily after the rain

These peach daylilies with faintly striped petals are the very first to bloom in my garden.

Peach daylily with yellow throat after a gentle rain

Peach daylily with yellow throat after a gentle rain

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Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden

My front yard has roses and lavender. Life is good.

Red roses and lavender in the late afternoon sun

Red roses and lavender in the late afternoon sun

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Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender blooming

For some reason, lavender does VERY well in my garden, even bestowing little volunteer plants. I have the munstead type and a pink one, which is even more vigorous. Garden tip: For drying, pick the flowers when they are still closed up, like the ones below. Just a loose bunch of stems wrapped with twine and hung upside down on a nail will do it.

Fragrant lavender blooms in late June in Seattle

Fragrant lavender blooms in late June in Seattle

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Published Monday, June 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple sweet peas

Sweet peas are some of the more challenging flowers to photograph. In person they are delicate, graceful and charming, but most of my photos fail to show them to advantage. Maybe next time.

Magenta and purple sweet peas climb a fence in my garden

Magenta and purple sweet peas climb a fence in my garden

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Published Saturday, June 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Double Delight macro

I have been posting quite a few flower macros lately, but feel compelled to show you this one, taken just a couple of hours ago, showing my Double Delight rose incandescently reaching to the sun on the longest day of the year. Here in cloudy Seattle we appreciate the sun, perhaps more than other places. Happy Solstice and Happy Summer! I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Macro of Double Delight rose in the garden

Macro of Double Delight rose in the garden

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Published Thursday, June 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

In my garden

Found a picture that my brother took last year at this time of me in my garden.

Photoblogger Sara at her patio garden, June 2013

Photoblogger Sara at her patio garden, June 2013

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