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 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

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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.

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Published Thursday, July 24, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coneflower

Coneflower, or echinacea, is a beautiful garden perennial and I wish I had some in my garden. This was taken at a local garden tour.

Orange coneflower or echinacea blooms in the July sunshine

Orange coneflower or echinacea blooms in the July sunshine

Linking up to I Heart Macro SaturdayStraight out of the Camera Sunday, Macro Monday, Garden Party Thursday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2Outdoor Wednesday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, NF Catching the Light Monday,  Our World Tuesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Pink Saturday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here and please come back very soon.

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Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Kitty looking out of window

This is a cat we used to have who has gone to kitty heaven. Rose was a very good guard kitty. She used to make sure everything outside was as it should be. She is missed.

Female marmalade cat gazes out of picture window from a tabletop

Female orange marmalade cat gazes out of picture window from a tabletop

Connecting with Camera Critters, Pink SaturdayOrange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Weekend Reflections, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you have a moment, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for more heartfelt pictures here.

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Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Visited my favorite Seattle haunt, the Volunteer Park Conservatory last week. You can see that restoration work is progressing on the Seasonal House on the right. Full project is due to be done in December. Aren’t the outdoor plantings lovely?

Restoration of the Volunteer Park Conservatory is progressing nicely

Restoration of the Volunteer Park Conservatory is progressing nicely

Joining Skywatch Friday, Our World TuesdayToday’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Garden Party Thursday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic WeekendsStraight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here first.

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Published Monday, July 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle from Alki

The weather was quite cool and damp at the Alki Art Fair this weekend, but Seattleites are a hardy bunch and many came out to stroll and shop. Even gray skies can be scenic!

Looking north to Seattle's Space Needle, from Alki Beach, under dramatic gray skies

Looking north to Seattle’s Space Needle, from Alki Beach, under dramatic gray skies

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

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