Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Friday, September 20, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red rose blooming

The local Garden Club has a flower show every three months and recently had this beauty on display. My roses are almost done for the season, but this one is still so beautiful.

Frilly and fabulous red rose in full bloom at the Chinook District Garden Club flower show

Frilly and fabulous red rose in full bloom at the Chinook District Garden Club flower show

Linking to Ruby Tuesday 2, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Garden TuesdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon.

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Published Thursday, September 19, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bowman Bay at dusk

Bowman Bay at Deception Pass in Washington is an incredibly scenic place where you can camp right near the water. We were there last year at this time, and this photo is a companion to the one I posted from that trip here. I love this post and am calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Dusk at Bowman Bay, Washington

Dusk at Bowman Bay, Washington

Linking to Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Saturday Show Off, Weekend Reflections, Nature Notes Wednesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Our Beautiful World (Yellow), and Water World Wednesday. Please come back soon for more pretty pictures, or sign up on the upper right for email notification of new posts. Let me know if there are any problems with that system, OK?

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Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Yellow brugmansia

This Angels Trumpet, or brugmansia, is not in my garden but I did grow one this year and I can tell you, they have a heavenly, sweet, delightful fragrance. No wonder they call them Angels Trumpets, and not just for their graceful shape!

Yellow and peach colored Angels Trumpet blooms in late summer and the fall

Yellow and peach colored Angels Trumpet blooms in late summer and the fall

Participating at Monday Mellow Yellows, Our Beautiful World (Yellow), Outdoor Wednesday, Nature Notes Wednesday, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Garden TuesdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. I appreciate your stopping by here, and please come again soon.

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

Peace rose macro

A lovely Peace rose, close up, from the archives:

Peace rose in the garden at sunset

Peace rose in the garden at sunset

This post is linked to Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Pink Saturday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Our Beautiful World (Yellow), Outdoor Wednesday, Nature Notes Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Garden TuesdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Thank you so much for browsing around here first!

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

Walkway shadows

I’m not much of a morning person, so when I do get out early in the morning, I love to see the shadows that can happen.

Morning sun casts shadows along a walkway

Morning sun casts shadows along a walkway

This post is joining up at Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. Have a great day and please come back soon.

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

Begonias in the rain

Raindrops somehow make flowers even prettier, don’t you think?

Pink-edged yellow and creamy petals on this hanging begonia, drenched in rain

Pink-edged yellow and creamy petals on this hanging begonia, drenched in rain

Joining Pink SaturdayRuby Tuesday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Nature Notes Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Garden TuesdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. A reminder that there’s a free download of tips and hints for better photos, at right. You do not need fancy equipment or know a million settings to take pretty fine photos.

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

Mossy trees

Found this in the archives. What a relaxing scene of green!

Moss covered trees in the forest

Moss covered trees in the forest

This post links to Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Saturday Show Off, Nature Notes Wednesday, and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. Thank you so much for your visit here and hope to see you again soon.

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Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle skyline

I really like that all these Seattle buildings seem to be turquoise!

The Seattle skyline, from the waterfront

The Seattle skyline, from the waterfront

Linking to Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Saturday Show Off,  and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. Hope to see you here again, soon.

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Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lifeguard station

The first evening we got to Seaside, Oregon, the weather was windy and the beach was pretty empty. But the light over the water! I truly love this post and am calling it my Best Post of the Week.

Lifeguard station in Seaside, Oregon

Lifeguard station in Seaside, Oregon

Linking to Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Saturday Show Off, Nature Notes Wednesday, and Water World Wednesday. Please come back again soon for more pretty pictures.

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

Green, yellow and purple string beans

The harvest this year is great. The amazing green pole beans could have climbed to the heavens had I let them and all are bearing so well. If you haven’t tried the purple ones, they do taste great but when you cook them they become green like regular stringbeans. The yellow ones, or wax beans, are very slightly different in taste from the green ones. All are delicious!

Remember, when storing string beans in the fridge, do not put extra water in the plastic bag, as they will get a yucky brown rust on them. Keep them fairly dry and they will keep a lot better. If you can keep them that long. I love them raw as well as steamed with butter, lemon juice and a dash of Spike seasoning. Yum!

Purple, yellow (wax) and green stringbeans just picked

Purple, yellow (wax) and green stringbeans just picked

Joining Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Garden TuesdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. So glad you could drop by here and do come back soon!

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

Fall crocus blooming

Fall crocus is blooming in my garden right now, a welcome sight.

Lavender-pink fall crocus blooming in Seattle in early September

Lavender-pink fall crocus blooming in Seattle in early September

Linking to Pink SaturdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Fishtail Cottage Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Weekend Flowers, Garden TuesdayMacro Monday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Saturday Show Off and My Romantic Home. Thanks for your visit here and do return often.

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

Surfers at Sunset Cove

The best part of our little getaway to Seaside, Oregon was watching the surfers right from our cottage on Sunset Cove. It was amazing. I realized that surfing is much, much harder than I thought, for one thing. Here’s a little video of this oh-so-scenic cove.

Linking this post to Skywatch FridayA Piece of Heaven, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Water World Wednesday, Pink Saturday and Straight out of the Camera Sunday. Thanks for visiting!

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