Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Tuesday, February 23, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Walking the dog in snow

Last week it snowed hard, and people walked their dogs anyway.

A snow scene with a dog and a person

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Published Wednesday, February 17, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Snowy dogwood and hydrangea

The recent snow was beautiful in the garden.

Fresh snow on the branches of the dogwood tree with hydrangea plants underneath

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Published Sunday, February 14, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers for you

Happy Valentine’s Day! These peachy glads seem perfect for today’s snowy weather, somehow. Hope your day is full of love of all kinds.

Peachy pink gladiolus flowers, close up

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Published Friday, February 12, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple hellebore

Hellebore flowers bloom wonderfully early. They usually have very nodding flowers, but this one is face-up!

Purple Lenten Rose, or helleborus, blooming in February

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Published Wednesday, February 10, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring flowers

The little mini-daffodils are up! Spring will definitely get here, but first Seattle is due for some cold and snow this week. I’ll keep you posted.

Mini daffodils and some primroses blooming in February

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Published Friday, February 5, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Succulents at Longwood

A few years ago I was lucky enough to tour the incredible Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia. My goodness, just stellar. Here is a shot of some succulent plants.

Succulents and cactus at Longwood

Succulents indoors at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Aren’t those blue ones wild?

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Published Tuesday, February 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Parrot tulips

So showy! Parrot tulips bring out our wild side, no?

Red and white frilly parrot tulips bloom in wintertime indoors

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Published Wednesday, January 27, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Houseplants in afternoon sunshine

Winter’s big plus up in Seattle is that the sun, when it’s shining, comes way deep into the room if you have a southern exposure. The plants are a bit confused as they get no direct sun in the summer but of course then there are much longer days.

Dried blue hydrangeas and a Thanksgiving cactus on mom’s glass-topped table, I think from the 30s.

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Published Monday, January 25, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink anthurium

My anthurium plant has given me a lot of pleasure with its long bloom time and pretty shadows. Since I am in Seattle it seems to be thriving in a south window. Its heart-shaped “flower” is actually a bract, or a modified leaf, flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow.

Pink anthurium, or sweetheart flower, blooms in winter sunshine

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Published Thursday, January 21, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Free calendar

In honor of Inauguration Day yesterday and the big change it represents for the USA, I created a 2021 photo calendar of beautiful bouquets, all taken over the last few years at Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Festival (formerly the NW Flower & Garden Show). #NWFGS #NWFGF You are welcome to download and share this Bouquets 2021 Calendar.

If you print it out, I suggest at perhaps at 80% size (for even borders), centered on the page, printing on only ONE side of the page—a little craft project for you. Enjoy!

In the comments, I’d love to know your favorite photo page.

Cover art of the free letter-size calendar download below.

Download here: 2021Bouquets

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Published Saturday, January 16, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backlit amaryllis

I’ve gotten a lot of pleasure out of the planted big amaryllis bulb I got in December. This is its third flower stalk!

Red amaryllis blooms in winter sunshine

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Published Friday, January 15, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring flowers in containers

These lovely spring flowers were in a display at Wave Hill NY one March day a few years ago. Wouldn’t you love these on your front step?

Pansies, daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths blooming in containers

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