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Published Saturday, February 9, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Roadside saguaro cactus

North of Phoenix, AZ last week, some cactus and flowers by the highway.

Iconic saguaro cactus welcomes us to Arizona in wintertime

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Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spiky cactus

Went to Arizona and the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Sharp stuff!

Sharp spines on this desert plant in Phoenix Botanical Garden

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Published Sunday, January 20, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Haemanthus albiflos

I call this the Dr. Seuss plant because it looks so wacky. Checking google images, I see it is sometimes called paintbrush lily. The flower is about 1.5 or 2 inches. It is a bulb related to amaryllis. Notice the tiny leaves in the dirt. Last year it set a few seeds, and I got one to grow!

Adorable houseplant haemanthus-albiflos blooms early in the year

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Published Friday, January 11, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

January sunset

The first scenic photo of the year: today’s sunset from the overlook near my house.

Sunset over Puget Sound, from Normandy Park, WA

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Published Tuesday, January 1, 2019, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all, a holiday shared round the world. Wishing you health, inner growth and contentment in 2019.

Buds are the optimism of the plant world. Paperwhites bloom on New Year’s Day, 2019

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Published Friday, December 21, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Solstice!

Today marks the start of longer days in the Northern hemisphere. Here comes the light! Happy Solstice to you, and may you take and enjoy lots of beautiful photos with the increased light.

Peaceful view of sky and Puget Sound in Washington State

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Published Thursday, December 13, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Red hibiscus

Poinsettias aren’t the only kind of Christmas flower. Behold the red hibiscus, as big as your hand.

Orange-red hibiscus blossom with swirly ruffled petals, in Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Monday, October 29, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn color

This has been a very beautiful fall.

Colorful autumn foliage, with lilac leaves in front

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Published Thursday, October 25, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Teensy orchids

I know I’ve been using such technical plant names, but I can never remember the real names. Anyway, this stalk that looks like fountain grass is really little bitty orchids! So saith the Volunteer Park Conservatory, and they should know.

Very tiny orchids, in front of frilly white cymbidium orchids, commonly used for corsages

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Published Wednesday, October 17, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Maple tree in autumn

Maple tree + autumn + late afternoon sunshine = bliss.

Fall color in maple leaves, with a very Pacific Northwest evergreen tree behind it.

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Published Monday, October 15, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fancy mum leaves

“Fancy” is not a very technical description, but I’ve never seen chrysanthemum leaves with a white border like this. Pretty showy!

Colorful mums with some fancy foliage, at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Friday, October 12, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Autumn color in Seattle

A fine old building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is showing some fall color.

Red leaves start to decorate this old brick building in early fall in Seattle

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