Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Monday, October 21, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coleus

These coleus plants are growing near my front door. I grew them from seed, which is surprisingly easy, as seeds go. If you find the seeds, don’t be afraid to try it. It’s time to take cuttings indoors to root in water, for bigger plants next year. They are very frost tender and hate the cold weather but do fine as houseplants if they have good light.

Colorful coleus plant leaves of red and burgundy, with frilly green edges

Colorful coleus plant leaves of red and burgundy, with frilly green edges

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Published Monday, October 21, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Blooming cactus

This photo is by Jacinta Moore and if I could have figured out a way to ask her permission I would have, and I sure hope she doesn’t mind. I love this image! But check out her Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bawkbawk/. And by the way, did you know that Google Images has a reverse search for the author of an image that you have the link to? You go to the Google Images main page, and in the search bar is a little image of a camera. Click on it, then enter the URL of the photo you are trying to search for and most of the time it finds where it came from. Thanks, Lila!

Many small cacti, all in bloom, by Jacinta Moore.

Many small cacti, all in bloom, by Jacinta Moore.

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Published Sunday, October 20, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Late red and white dahlia

A lot has died back in the yard (goodbye lemon cucumbers) but some things are actually going pretty strong. This red and white dahlia blossom with almost cup-like petals is still doing its perky, cheerful thing in my garden.

Red and white dahlia in the October garden

Red and white dahlia in the October garden

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Published Sunday, October 20, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring cherry tree

Not too many flowers blooming around the neighborhood right now, so I’m posting an image for our Southern hemisphere friends: cherry blossoms from the opposite season, from a tree close to my old house in Des Moines, WA.

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Cherry blossoms on a tree in the Pacific Northwest in April

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Published Thursday, October 17, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn leaves macro

Went outside and even though the weather was cloudy, the colors of the leaves are fabulous. I love the autumn colors so much. I also love this post and am calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Korean dogwood leaves begin to turn color

Korean dogwood leaves begin to turn color in mid-October

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Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunset sky

Yesterday’s sunset seen from my backyard:

Sunset with colors in the sky, Pacific Northwest style

Sunset with colors in the sky, Pacific Northwest style

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Published Monday, October 14, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese maple with red stems

I took this photo of a red-twig Japanese maple beginning to show fall color a few years ago on this date. As my skills improve (and do you think that the 1,359 photo blog posts and the over five years of photo blogging might have something to do with that?) I find that I can go back to images that were pretty good and with a few subtle tweaks, give me an image I love. I hope you like this one, taken on a Seattle sidewalk.

Autumn turns a green leaf Japanese maple to red, yellow, and orange

Autumn turns a green leaf Japanese maple to red, yellow, and orange

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Published Monday, October 14, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Turquoise succulent

I don’t know what kind of succulent this is, which was growing in Wallingford, a Seattle neighborhood. It’s not a hen-and-chicks sedum, because it grows on stalks, maybe a foot high. Anyone know what it is? I love the way the rosette centers look like flowers.

Turquoise succulent has leaves that look like petals

Turquoise succulent has leaves that look like petals

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Published Sunday, October 13, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shanghai reflections

My sister is traveling in China and her first stop is Shanghai. This was from her first email letter home. Thank you, Jo!

View of the Pan Gate Garden in Shanghai, China

View of the Pan Gate Garden in Shanghai, China

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Published Friday, October 11, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sunlit autumn leaves

Heart-shaped leaves express how I feel about this season. The light coming through the leaves really makes me happy.

Heart-shaped yellow autumn leaf on a tree lit with sunshine

Heart-shaped yellow autumn leaf on a tree lit with sunshine

Joining Guest Heart Thursday, Ruby Tuesday 2Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Pink Saturday, Mandarin Orange Monday, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Please click on Sara’s Fave Photos above if you see only one photo here. See you again soon! Thanks for visiting here.

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Published Thursday, October 10, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Japanese anemones

These Japanese anemones are blooming right now outside our window. This is from through the window glass.

Lavender Japanese anemones, from the back

Lavender Japanese anemones, from the back

Linking to Outdoor Wednesday, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Don’t forget that you can get free tips for better photos of any kind in the sidebar to the right.

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Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red ivy

Ivy turns the most gorgeous autumn shade of red. This wall not too far from my house has a good display.

English ivy decorates a wall with fall color

English ivy decorates a wall with fall color

Linking up to Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday and Saturday Show Off. Thank you so much for visiting me here and looking at my pretty pictures. To see more of them, just click on a tag or category. “Autumn” in the tag cloud to the right is a fun one.

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