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, December 2, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wet pier

From a trip to Port Orchard, WA last year just at this time, a very wet pier on a very wet but lovely day. Let’s take a little stroll, shall we?

Reflections on a wet pier in Port Orchard, WA

Reflections on a wet pier in Port Orchard, WA

Visit Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Weekend Reflections, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. An interesting search in the upper right search widget might be “pier.” Try it!

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Published Sunday, December 1, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Five pies

Couldn’t resist a little food abundance photo: five pies! Marionberry, strawberry-rhubarb, peach, pecan, and coconut cream pie. Boy oh boy.

Five pies adorn a Thanksgiving table. We are grateful!

Five pies adorn a Thanksgiving table. We are grateful!

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Published Sunday, December 1, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Birds flying at sunset

Here are birds flying against a pink sunset sky, getting ready to roost:

Birds flying against a sunset sky in late fall

Birds flying against a sunset sky in late fall

Linking to NF Winged, Pink Saturday, Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Straight out of the Camera SundayMy Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. You might try a search for the word “birds” at the search field on the right and see what comes up. Or click the tag “sunset” in the tag cloud.

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Published Friday, November 29, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Las Vegas chandelier

Just because it’s been so dark outside, thought you’d like to see a photo of a chandelier to light up your world. How’d you like that in your dining room?

Glittering chandelier in Las Vegas, Nevado

Glittering chandelier in Las Vegas, Nevada

Joining up with Monday Mellow Yellows and Saturday Show Off. If only one photo shows here, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for some recent ones.

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Published Wednesday, November 27, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

River with birds

On the way up to Camano Island, north of Seattle in Washington, for a past Thanksgiving dinner we passed this river and the Cascade Mountains behind it. Can you see the tiny specks of all the birds resting on the water?

Many birds alight on the Stillaguamish River in Washington

Many birds alight on the Stillaguamish River in Washington

Participating in Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Water World Wednesday, Nature Notes Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Saturday Show Off. Thank you for your visit here today and please come back soon!

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Published Wednesday, November 27, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

November roses

I brought these roses from my garden to my sister’s house on a Thanksgiving past. Nothing like November roses to tug at the heart of the gardener. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

November roses for Thanksgiving bouquet

November roses for a Thanksgiving bouquet

Linking to Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2,  Mandarin Orange Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday and Saturday Show Off. Try a new tag from the tag cloud at right, why don’t you? “Bouquets,” perhaps?

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Published Tuesday, November 26, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

May lupines

Here’s a peek into the other side of the year. These purple lupines were blooming in my backyard in May.

Brilliant spring sunshine lights up purple lupines and some red rhododendrons in the background

Brilliant spring sunshine lights up purple lupines and some red rhododendrons in the background

Linking up with Outdoor Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here, and you might click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see all the latest photos.

 

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Published Sunday, November 24, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple and pink hydrangea

Sometimes the archives from the opposite time of the year are what I want to post. I guess I must be in tune with “down under.” These hydrangeas in the Volunteer Park Conservatory from May speak to me, somehow. Hope you enjoy them.

Pink and purple hydrangea macro

Pink, blue and purple hydrangea macro

Linking up with Pink Saturday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, and Saturday Show Off. Click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see all the latest photos.

 

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Published Sunday, November 24, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose bouquet

This bouquet of yellow roses, some with magenta-pink edges, were a gift for my daughter on her birthday last year. Here they are again, in all their perfection.

Yellow roses with reddish edges in a bouquet

Yellow roses with reddish edges in a bouquet, with soft shadows

Participating in Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayBlooming Friday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. If only one photo shows here, click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above for a few more recent ones.

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Published Saturday, November 23, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Birds roosting

It’s getting dark pretty early these days, and these crows were hunkering down for the night against a cloudy sky with rain on the way. You’d think this was old black-and-white film!

Crows roosting in bare trees

Crows roosting in bare trees

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Published Thursday, November 21, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

1930s linens

I went to the most wonderful exhibit last night in Burien, WA: Hope in Hard Times, a pop-up museum that is well worth popping into. It’s only there through January 4, so if you are in the Seattle area, it’s well worth a visit. Many of us were strongly influenced by Depression-era culture. I know I was, through my mother. Here are some exquisite table linens that some anonymous artist made:

Handmade cotton table linens from the 1930s Depression era

Handmade cotton table linens from the 1930s Depression era

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Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Water reflections

Browsing through some photo folders I saw this image from a July day on Lake Burien. Straight out of the camera!

Sunshine on lakeside houses reflect on Lake Burien, WA

Sunshine on lakeside houses reflect on the waters of Lake Burien, WA

Linking to Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Scenic Weekends, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World WednesdayWeekend Reflections, Saturday Show Off, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, and Wordless Wednesday. Thanks so much for visiting. Don’t forget to click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above if you see only one image here.

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