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Published Thursday, December 21, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Merry Solstice!

This is my favorite holiday of the year. The light returns! A happy Winter Solstice to you. We can all agree that celebrating light is a wonderful thing.

May your own world continue to brighten.

Holiday lights against a pink sky

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Published Monday, November 6, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink and white Thanksgiving cactus

This little darling always blooms at Halloween rather than wait for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving cactus plants have the pointy upper points on their leaves or clades. Here it is on a beautiful sunny day we had recently. In Seattle we cherish sunny days so much.

The magenta-pink-and-white flowers on this Thanksgiving cactus are so showy!

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Published Sunday, September 24, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Brought in roses before the rain

My bedroom overlooks our rose bed, which has about fifteen rosebushes and is in front of the house. Lots of people walk by with their dogs, or just stroll by for a walk. So I am reluctant to cut any roses for bouquets, thus reducing the view for myself and passersby. But a big rain was forecast (finally!), so I cut most of them. Once it rains hard on roses, they don’t look so good for anyone, so best to bring them in.

If only you could smell them, so incredibly sweet! Homegrown roses smell the best.

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Published Monday, August 28, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Carding Mill rose

The roses are looking beautiful at my favorite time of day, summertime early evening.

Darling and delicate pink petals on this rose in my garden

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Published Tuesday, July 25, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rainbow garden

A rare double rainbow above my garden last night.

Magic at the end of the rainbow

Beautiful end to a beautiful and welcome rain

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Published Thursday, June 29, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peace rose serenity

What is it about roses? I love them so much. In the dusky late light, still so very beautiful.

Blush pink and pale yellow rose, the magnificent Peace rose

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Published Friday, June 23, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roses with lavender

Some roses from my garden, with a few stems of lavender, on the first day of summer. The lavender is at the perfect stage for drying, before the individual florets have opened, but it works well in a bouquet, too. The peach one is Carding Mill, a David Austin rose.

Roses from the garden, under the cedar tree

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Published Tuesday, June 20, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Glorious solstice

Happy Solstice! May your days be bright always.

Double Delight rose sends its love to the sun

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Published Friday, June 16, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden shadows

We visited Woodland Park Rose Garden in Seattle yesterday, in perfect weather. I need more pink roses in my life.

A planting of pink roses in Woodland Park Rose Garden

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Published Monday, June 12, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Foxglove dots

I love foxgloves, such a good garden flower in my Seattle yard. Reseeds but you can move the little new plants easily, and they’ll bloom next year. Tall and elegant, their dots just float my boat.

Pretty dots or spots decorate these mauve foxglove flowers

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Published Saturday, March 11, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink pieris

Also called Japanese andromeda, pieris is a stellar shrub that thrives in the Pacific Northwest. And they are fragrant! Little bells of wonderfulness.

Pink pieris, backlit in the late winter sun

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Published Saturday, February 25, 2023, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cactus flowers

This is what’s commonly called a Christmas cactus, but it’s really a Thanksgiving cactus, or schlumbergera truncata, not a regular cactus. This year, this one is acting more like a Valentine’s Day cactus! When growing them, treat them more like a regular houseplant and don’t let them get super dry, before you soak the soil.

Such showy, iridescent, magenta and white flowers, on this Thanksgiving cactus in bloom.

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