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 Wednesday, November 6, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Christmas cactus macro

My Christmas cactus lost its only flower.

Close up of pink and white Christmas cactus flower

Close up of pink and white Christmas cactus flower

Linking to Pink Saturday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Macro Monday, Straight out of the Camera SundayShadow Shot Sunday 2, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Browse around here if you have a minute. Thanks for visiting!

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Published Tuesday, November 5, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pretty yellow parrot

Browsing through my archives, I found this photo I took of a bird. I think it’s a parrot!

Beautiful little yellow and red seed-eating bird perches on a friend's finger

Beautiful little yellow and red seed-eating bird perches outdoors on a friend’s finger

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Published Monday, November 4, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lovely leaves and poem

What with all the wind we had, the leaf season is leaving. This beloved poem comes to mind.

Spring & Fall: to a young child

Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves, like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow’s springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.

© Gerard Manley Hopkins. All rights reserved.

Here is another leaf scene beauty.

Jewel colors of autumn leaves not yet fallen

Jewel colors of autumn leaves not yet fallen

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Published Sunday, November 3, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leaf color

We had a windstorm yesterday, so these maple leaves from a few days ago have probably blown off the old tree in my neighbor’s yard. A photo captures their incandescent color for us anyway.

Autumn hued maple leaves in candy colors

Autumn-hued maple leaves in candy colors

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Published Saturday, November 2, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mt. Rainier at dawn

I had to get up before dawn yesterday (ugh!) but was so rewarded by the clouds and colors on Mt. Rainier at the viewpoint near my house. What a lucky weather event in this fog, clouds and rain we’ve been having.

Mt. Rainier at dawn on a fall morning

Mt. Rainier at dawn on a fall morning

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Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maple leaves macro

I feel such frustration when the light is good and I can’t go outside and find something glorious in it to photograph. But sometimes gray light has its compensations. This maple tree was in a parking lot.

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Fall color comes to some maple leaves

Connecting to Ruby Tuesday 2Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, and Saturday Show Off. Remember, if there is only one photo showing here, click on the Sara’s Fave Photos Blog letters above to see the others.

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Published Monday, October 28, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Apple macro

Hope you’re not tired of all the red colors in recent posts. Fall seems to do that to me sometimes. Here’s a apple for you from an outdoor display.

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Closeup of a shiny, red, fresh apple

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Published Sunday, October 27, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Art Deco staircase

This magnificent staircase lives at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. The Seattle Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild had a meetup there the other evening. It was foggy and quiet out and the museum was a perfect place to relax and marvel at human artistry. I love this image and am calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Art Deco staircase at the Asian Art Museum in Seattle

Art Deco staircase at the Asian Art Museum in Seattle

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Published Friday, October 25, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Laceleaf Japanese maple

The leaves are so beautiful now. Even when I can’t take the time to drive around and find scenic vistas like I’d like to, just a quick stroll around the neighborhood shows such brilliance at this time of year.

Autumn color in a laceleaf Japanese maple tree

Autumn color in a laceleaf Japanese maple tree

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Published Thursday, October 24, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

It’s been foggy

Seattle has had a highly unusual weather situation. It’s been foggy for a week! This is what the view from my yard looked like yesterday.

Seattle's foggy weather from a temperature inversion

Seattle’s foggy weather from a temperature inversion

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Published Wednesday, October 23, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hardy fuchsia

One of the late-blooming flowers in my garden is the hardy fuchsia. These small flowers, only an inch or so big (3 cm), just keep on going. Last winter wasn’t too cold so this year the branches didn’t have to start from scratch, and the plant is about tall as my waist. In all the fog Seattle has been having, the color sure looks good to me.

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Magenta and purple hardy fuchsia in the fall garden

This post is linking to Ruby Tuesday 2Pink Saturday, Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Macro Monday, Homemaking Party, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Browse around here if you have a minute. Thanks for visiting!

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Published Tuesday, October 22, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spider web

This dew-jeweled spider web was so pretty the other morning. I appreciated the scenic red bush behind it.

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Morning dew decorates a spider web in front of a very red bush

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