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 Thursday, March 20, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring at the Conservatory

As many of you know, I am in love with the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, and even did a book about it not that long ago. I am so proud to say I’ve been invited to serve on its Board of Directors. The photo below was taken today in the Conservatory at the Annual Meeting of its support organization, the Friends of the Conservatory, where my new status was made official. I’m so excited! What a wonderful place, enjoyed by so many people.

Colorful spring flowers, inside and out, at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

Colorful spring flowers, inside and out, at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

Joining Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, and Saturday Show Off. To see the other photos here, click on the Sara’s Fave Photos lettering above. Thanks for visiting.

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Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Old-fashioned forsythia

Plants have fashions like anything else, at least garden plants do. I don’t see too many people planting old-fashioned forsythia, but I don’t know why not. It blazes in such a flame of welcome color in the early spring.

Bright yellow forsythia blooms in early spring

Bright yellow forsythia blooms in early spring

Connecting to I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro MondayWordless Wednesday, Nature Notes Wednesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, My Romantic Home, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, and Saturday Show Off. Don’t forget to click on the Sara’s Fave Photos lettering above to see the most recent photos here. Thanks for your visit!

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Published Sunday, March 16, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tulips in April

Had to go to the archives for some tulips. They bloom around here (Western Washington) in April. Be sure to visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at least once in your life, if you can. They really do look like this:

A rainbow of tulips stripe a field in the scenic Skagit Valley in April

A rainbow of tulips stripe a field in the scenic Skagit Valley in April

Connecting with Scenic Weekends, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Thursday Challenge (Large), Pink Saturday, Orange You Glad It’s FridayRuby Tuesday 2Monday Mellow Yellows, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, and Saturday Show Off. While you are here, you might try a new tag or category, at the right sidebar.

 

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Published Saturday, March 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink cherry tree

Blooming in a park, in wet and green Seattle.

Pale pink cherry blossoms bloom in springtime in Seattle

Pale pink cherry blossoms bloom in springtime in Seattle

Participating in Scenic Weekends, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one image here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above for the rest of them. Thank you.

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Published Friday, March 14, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange rose macro

A dear friend brought some orange roses. Just a bouquet from the store, but still so lovely on my kitchen table, in the soft, spring afternoon light. I love this image and am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Peachy orange florist rose, so pretty in a bouquet

Peachy orange florist rose, so pretty in a bouquet

Linking up to Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Macro MondayPink Saturday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, I Heart Macro Saturday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. If you’d like to see some recent photos here, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above.

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Published Wednesday, March 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dramatic sky

The cloudy, rainy weather has finally ended, for a little while. Here is a look at the western sky over the campus of Highline Community College, in Des Moines, WA on Monday evening as the clear skies approached. See the rain still falling in the distance?

Rain ending, clear skies beginning, at sunset in Western Washington

Rain ending, clear skies beginning, at sunset in Western Washington

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Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

September sunshine

Feeling like summer is pulling me towards it. This was my yard in September.

Late afternoon sunshine on a backyard bench

Late afternoon sunshine makes shadows with a wooden backyard bench

Linking up with Wordless Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Scenic Weekends, Nature Notes Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. If you’d like to see a few more pretty pictures, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above, and please come back soon!

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Published Tuesday, March 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Orange cosmos

Taking a peek at the other side of the year, this orange cosmos flower bloomed in a friend’s garden in September. I’ve grown them myself, and they are easy from seed. Try some this year!

Bright orange cosmos flowers bloom into the late summer

Bright orange cosmos flowers (about 2″ or 5 cm) bloom into the late summer

Connecting with Wordless WednesdayOutdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Macro Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, I Heart Macro SaturdayRuby Tuesday 2Orange You Glad It’s Friday, My Romantic Home and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for visiting Sara’s Fave Photos Blog and please come back soon!

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Published Sunday, March 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hellebore or Lenten Rose

Blooming at the nursery, one of the new hybrid hellebores. I know just the spot to put it!

Double, frilly hellebore in shades of green and white

Double, frilly hellebore in shades of green and cream

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Published Saturday, March 8, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Geraniums indoors

I have a south window in my living room, so I took some geraniums indoors last fall. Why not? Here they are in a sunbreak (that’s a Seattle term) last week, looking out at my backyard.

Red and peach geraniums bloom on a windowsill indoors

Red and peach geraniums bloom on a windowsill indoors

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Published Thursday, March 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Reblooming amaryllis

I have an indoor gardening success. Not only did my red amaryllis rebloom, this year it pushed up a second flower (on a much shorter stem) after the first one faded! I was flabbergasted.

Second flower after first bloom on red amaryllis bulb

Second flower after first bloom on red amaryllis bulb

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Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic overlook with gray skies

Even gray skies can be scenic, once in awhile. I love this image and am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Overlook vista from residential street in Normandy Park, WA on a late winter day

Overlook vista from residential street in Normandy Park, WA on a late winter day

Linking to Wordless Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Scenic Weekends, Nature Notes Wednesday, Seasonal Sundays, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World WednesdayNF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch FridayEin Stück Himmel,  Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above to see more images here. Thank you!

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