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

Orchids at the Conservatory

Seattle’s beloved Volunteer Park Conservatory was looking fine today. The sun was out and the light on the orchids was just spectacular. Below the lady slipper orchid macro, check out the pretty metalwork and Clise Orchid Collection from 1921 sign decorating the display.

Brightly colored lady slipper orchids on display at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Brightly colored lady slipper orchids on display at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Graceful metalwork at the Clise Orchid Collection in the Conservatory

Graceful metalwork at the Clise Orchid Collection in the Conservatory

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Published Thursday, January 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maidenhair ferns

Maidenhair fern is the signature plant of Seattle’s beloved Volunteer Park Conservatory. This photo is one of my all-time faves (so soothing!), and is available as a print for your home or office, one of 15 lush images from my book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory: Blooming Month by Month. They have no watermark, of course. All are 8″ x 10″ archival quality photo prints and I’ve firmly matted them in white to 11 x 14″ and signed each one. You can check them all out and order here or by clicking on the Prints tab above.

Maidenhair ferns massed in a display at Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory

Maidenhair ferns massed in a display at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boats and a houseboat

These boats (and a houseboat!) are tied up at Lake Union in Seattle, WA. I do love the reflections that show Seattle’s gray skies very well.

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Colorful boats and a houseboat are reflected in the waters of Lake Union

Linking up with Skywatch Friday, Scenic WeekendsOutdoor Wednesday, Blue MondayRuby Tuesday 2, Mandarin Orange Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Weekend Reflections, Water World Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday and Saturday Show Off. Please check out a new tag or category, as long as you are here. “Reflections” is a neat one, as a suggestion.

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Published Tuesday, January 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow cactus flower print

This tender yellow cactus flower (original flower is a few inches across) is available as a print for your home or office, one of 15 stunning images from my book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory: Blooming Month by Month. They have no watermark, of course. All are 8″ x 10″ archival quality photo prints and I’ve firmly matted them in white to 11 x 14″ and signed each one. You can check them all out and order here or by clicking on the Prints tab above.

Delicate yellow petals of the cactus flower contrast with its massive spiny posts

Delicate yellow petals of the cactus flower contrast with its massive spiny posts

Linking to Monday Mellow Yellows, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Floral Friday, Today’s Flowers, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Thursday Challenge (Shadows), NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here first and do click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for more pretty pictures.

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Published Monday, January 20, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple crocus macro

I got some little crocus bulbs in a pot and they have begun to bloom. The sun peeked out today, finally, and I grabbed my camera.

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Little purple crocus flower with an orange center blooms on my kitchen table

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Published Sunday, January 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lavender bromeliad print

Here’s another image available as a print for your wall, one of 15 stunning images, an exciting bromeliad “flower.” All are 8″ x 10″ archival quality photo prints from my book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory: Blooming Month by Month. They have no watermark, of course. I’ve firmly matted them in white to 11 x 14″ and signed each one. You can check them all out and order here or by clicking on the Prints tab above.

Lavender bromeliad looks like a starry flower

Photo print of lavender bromeliad looks like a starry flower

This image is right in line with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. Linking to Pink Saturday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Floral Friday, Today’s Flowers, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here and be sure to click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if you’d like to see more of the latest images.

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Published Saturday, January 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea photo print

Since so many people have asked for them, I’ve created 8″ x 10″ archival quality photo prints from some of the images in my book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory: Blooming Month by Month. I’ve matted them in white to 11 x 14″ and signed each one. You can look at the others available and order them here or by clicking on the Prints tab above. Which is YOUR favorite one?

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Print of blue Lacecap Hydrangea from Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Saturday, January 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Tropical Rhododendron or Vireya

Taken at Seattle’s VPC in August, this macro of a tropical rhododendron or Vireya is a picture of perfect pinkness.

A pink tropical rhododendron or Vireya blooms at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

A pink tropical rhododendron or Vireya blooms at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Joining up at Ruby Tuesday 2Pink Saturday, Macro MondayWater World Wednesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Floral Friday, Today’s Flowers, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here and be sure to click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the latest images I love.

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Published Thursday, January 16, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mossy branches

Today I was at Lincoln Park in West Seattle and saw these huge, mossy branches. What a Pacific Northwest winter sight!

Moss covered branches on a very big tree

Moss covered branches on a very big tree

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Published Wednesday, January 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Moses Lake sunset

This photo was taken on a warm and perfect August evening in Moses Lake, Washington. Doesn’t it almost look like a rainbow in the water reflection?

Scenic sunset sky reflected at water's edge at Moses Lake, WA

Scenic sunset sky reflected at water’s edge at Moses Lake, WA

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Published Monday, January 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Boat masts at sunset

A summertime sunset scene, at the Des Moines, WA marina. Summer will come again!

Boat masts at sunset in August

Boat masts at sunset in August

Linking to Skywatch Friday, Scenic WeekendsOutdoor Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink SaturdayMandarin Orange Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Thursday Challenge (Distant), Water World Wednesday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here, and you might click on a tag like Puget Sound to the right if you like water shots.

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Published Sunday, January 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White hyacinths

We have a great employee-owned supermarket chain in the area called Winco, and their prices on many items are phenomenal. I bought a hyacinth bulb in a little pot for all of $2.99 and the two blooms are perfuming my entire kitchen.

Two fragrant white hyacinth blossoms on my kitchen table at night

Two fragrant white hyacinth blossoms on my kitchen table at night

Linking up to Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Floral Friday, Today’s Flowers, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here. Why not try a search for “hyacinths,” perhaps, in the search field in upper right? Or a big group, “bouquet”?

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