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 Tuesday, December 17, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Colorful sinks

In a restroom in a Mexican restaurant in Gig Harbor, Washington, I saw these sinks. This is something that you just don’t see every day.

A rainbow of colors in this pair of Mexican-style sinks

A rainbow of colors in this pair of Mexican-style sinks

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Published Monday, December 16, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dark red dahlia

Let’s hope that the nasty hard freeze we had last week has not killed the dahlias tubers, still in the ground. Here’s one blossom from my favorite plant, from August.

Bouquet of dahlias and petunias

Bouquet of dahlias and petunias

Connecting up with Floral Friday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, My Romantic Home, Blooming Friday and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for visiting, and please come back soon! To see all the photos, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above.

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Published Sunday, December 15, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Vista sunset

Here’s a photo, taken in July, of the overlook near my house at sunset looking out to Vashon Island, I believe. I don’t know the names of these cute, mini-funnel-shaped pink clouds. Anyone?

Pink clouds at sunset overlooking the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

Pink clouds at sunset overlooking the Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest

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Published Saturday, December 14, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peach nasturtium macro

These pretty (and edible!) nasturtium flowers were growing on my patio in July, now just a sweet memory.

Close look at peach nasturtium flowers in my garden in July

Close look at peach nasturtium flowers in my garden in July

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Published Friday, December 13, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Watermelon peony

I guess I could call this color peach or coral, but doesn’t it look just like watermelon? Missing fresh flowers very much, I raided my archives for this image of a bouquet on my table from May. And don’t you miss the Dutch irises in the background, too?

Peony blossom the color of watermelon, in a bouquet

Peony blossom the color of watermelon, in a bouquet

Linking to Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMonday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, My Romantic Home, Blooming Friday and Saturday Show Off. Try a new tag from the tag cloud at right, why don’t you? “Peonies” or “peony,” perhaps? Thanks for visiting, and please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog if there is only one photo here.

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Published Thursday, December 12, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bird migration in Seaside OR

These birds were migrating in late August off the coast of Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest. You can see the surfers in wetsuits in the water, too. It went on like this for the longest time. Uncountable number of birds.

Birds in migration off the coast of Seaside, Oregon in late August

Birds in migration off the coast of Seaside, Oregon in late August

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Published Thursday, December 12, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Holiday decor

Some people are so good at decorating. I am envious. Wish this stairway was at my house.

Holiday decor all festive for the season

Holiday decor all festive for the season adorns a stair railing

Linking to Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMonday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting, and please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog if there is only one photo here.

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Published Monday, December 9, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Chair near elevator

I love this image. I don’t really know why, but I do. Hope you at least like it, too.

Beige armchair in late afternoon light, near an elevator

Beige armchair in late afternoon light, near an elevator

Participating in Shadow Shot Sunday 2Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for visiting here. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the latest photos here.

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Published Sunday, December 8, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle Space Needle and skyline

I was in Seattle and saw this view of the Space Needle, and the Experience Music Project on the lower left. Glorious!

Seattle's iconic Space Needle against the skyline on a cold, sunny day

Seattle’s iconic Space Needle against the skyline on a cold, sunny day

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Published Sunday, December 8, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Artificial anthuriums

Even fake flowers can look good when the light is nice. These white anthurium flowers were a pretty holiday display at the Normandy Park Cove Holiday Bazaar yesterday.

Fake white anthurium flowers in late afternoon winter light

Fake white anthurium flowers in late afternoon winter light

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Published Thursday, December 5, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Carpet rainbow

We got a new hummingbird feeder and it’s sort of a half-tube shape (the back of it is flat against the glass) that attaches to the window with a suction cup. The window faces south, so now winter sun comes in on a sunny day. Look what was on the carpet yesterday!

Another benefit is that the warmth of the house through the windowglass is keeping the sugar water melted, even in this awful arctic weather we’ve been having.

Rainbow from convex hummingbird feeder

Rainbow from convex hummingbird feeder

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Published Wednesday, December 4, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Window reflections

Finally got to get outside today. Super cold, but sunny. Here are some trees and sky and brick buildings with windows reflected in windows of brick buildings, looking fine in Seattle.

Bare branches and sunshine reflected in Seattle brick building windows

Bare branches and sunshine reflected in Seattle brick building windows

Linking to Whimsical Windows, Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Mandarin Orange Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for your visit here and hope you enjoyed it. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see the latest posts here.

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