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Published Monday, May 14, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring blooms in the garden

The weather has been so very warm and sunny. I adore it but know the rhodies and dogwood won’t last long in this heat.

Pink dogwood at left, and red rhododendrons with pink weigela between them. Iris buds lower left.

Connecting to Through My Lens Monday, Blue Monday, Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Tuesday’s Wordless Wednesday, Pictorial Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Floral Bliss Wednesday, Floral Friday, Friday Just Be, Skywatch Friday, Pink Saturday, My Sunday Photo, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Sunday Snap. Hope you have a great day!

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Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Lady’s mantle

This pretty low plant is so poetically named. It doesn’t do much in terms of flowers, but the odd rain shower is so thrilling on their leaves.

Shade-loving Lady’s mantle is so cute after any rain at all. Diamonds!

Also posting in Through My Lens Monday, Macro MondayOur World Tuesday, Pictorial Tuesday, Tuesday’s Wordless WednesdayWordless Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Friday Just Be, Pink Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, My Sunday Photo, and Sunday Snap. Have a great day, and come visit here again soon.

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Published Tuesday, April 24, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Canna leaves

At my favorite Seattle haunt, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, I got to peek into one of the lower support greenhouses. One of the perks of volunteering!

Red, purple and green striations in the big leaves of canna lily foliage

Also linking up with Through My Lens MondayMacro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Our World Tuesday, Pictorial Tuesday, Tuesday’s Wordless WednesdayWordless Wednesday, Wednesday Around the World (WATW), Friday Just Be, Pink Saturday, My Sunday Photo, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Sunday Snap.

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Published Saturday, January 13, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hyacinth opening

That bud from the single bulb in water that I bought from Trader Joe is still making me very happy.

Second stem of a blue/purple hyacinth opens from a single bulb forced in water

Connecting to Through My Lens Monday, Macro Monday, Our World Tuesday, Tuesday’s Wordless WednesdayWordless Wednesday, Floral Bliss Wednesday, Floral Friday, Friday Just Be, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Pink Saturday. Hope to see you here again soon!

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Published Monday, January 1, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Dusty on the couch

Dusty is almost 20, and still knows how to chill and purr.

Dusty kitty in the sunbeams meditates on the turn of the year

Adding this post to Through My Lens Monday, Macro MondayTuesday’s Wordless Wednesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Our World Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Friday Just Be, Orange You Glad It’s Friday, Camera Critters, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Pink Saturday. If only one photo is showing above, please click on the curly letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks!

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Published Sunday, November 12, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn leaves, backlit

I admit this is from late October, but there are still pretty leaves out there, just not much sunshine lately.

Sunshine streaming through maple leaves in fall’s bright colors

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Published Saturday, September 16, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fir needles above

We went camping, and the weather was gorgeous.

Fir needles in the sunlight, Coho Campground

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Published Thursday, August 31, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hoya carnosa flowers

This houseplant has flowered for me before, but this time there are TWO flowers. It must be happy.

The waxy flowers of Hoya carnosa, up close

Joining up at Our World Tuesday, Through My Lens Monday, Macro Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Tuesday’s Wordless Wednesday, Floral Bliss Wednesday, Floral Friday, Friday Just Be, and Pink Saturday. If only one photo is showing, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks for visiting!

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Published Thursday, August 3, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Volunteer Park Conservatory outside

Before the fires in British Columbia, Canada started making Seattle air so smoky (see post below), last week saw sunny skies in Seattle. Here is a photo of one of my favorite places in the world, Volunteer Park Conservatory, at the end of the day. The outside plantings this season are especially gorgeous, and these photos don’t do them justice. Love that purple and chartreuse! Bonus flowerbed close-up image below.

The east wing of the Conservatory, with some HUGE gunnera leaves outside.

Tones of purple and yellow-green adorn flowerbeds at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

Connecting up with Our World Tuesday, Tuesday’s Wordless Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Floral Bliss Wednesday, Floral Friday, Friday Just Be, and Pink Saturday. If only one photo is showing, please click on Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more. Thanks for visiting!

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Published Sunday, April 30, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magnolia blossom

Magnolias seem to be beautiful in all stages. This one has lost one petal.

Japanese magnolia blooming in Seattle garden in April

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Published Friday, March 31, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Coleus macro

Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory has such showy coleus plants, looking so much like flowers.

Frilly purple and chartreuse veined coleus leaves, with cineraria in the background

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Published Saturday, March 4, 2017, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fritillaria

These darling checkered tulips (not really, but that’s what they’re sometimes called) were enjoying a beam of sunlight at the recent NW Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, WA. #NWFGS

Fritillaria, or checkered tulip, can be seen in antique still-life paintings, and is easily grown in Pacific NW

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