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 Monday, November 3, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ruby Tuesday . . . Rubies!

I just love the way the water droplets (this is Seattle, after all) look like rubies on the leaves. This was on a walk just a week or two ago. At least I got the bulbs planted before the recent deluge.

For more ideas about the thrilling color red, click HERE. Maybe post one of your own?

jaomapleleaves1809.jpg

Share

Published Sunday, November 2, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flowers for Today: Fuchsia

I’ve learned that fuchsias (the late, long-time San Francisco columnist Herb Caen called them the world’s most carefully spelled flower!) require a steady diet of fertilizer to bloom well. So I finally was generous with the plant food, and look what happened! For more beautiful flowers from around the world, click HERE.

fuschias4449.jpg

Share

Published Saturday, November 1, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadow Shot Sunday, with flowers

Maybe it’s because I just finished planting over 400 spring bulbs, but tulips are on my mind. These tulips are so happy in the bright sun and shadows they cast. For more ways to see shadows, click HERE.

tulips2514.jpg

Share

Published Thursday, October 30, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Skywatch Friday at Anthony's Homeport

Everyone likes pretty sunsets, so here’s one, with boats, for Skywatch Friday. For skies around the world, click HERE.

boatsanthonys4683crop.jpg

Share

Published Tuesday, October 28, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Watery Wednesday from Redondo marina

Here’s a peaceful late day photo of Puget Sound. It seems like Seattle is near the ocean, but if you look at a map, you might be surprised how inland it actually is. But lots and lots of water, nevertheless. For more Watery Wednesday photos, click HERE.

redondoview5784.jpg

Share

Published Tuesday, October 28, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ruby Tuesday apple

We have two columnar apple trees. They are about a foot wide and four feet tall, and have full size apples, so amazing. This from last year around this time. Happy Ruby Tuesday, all! Join the fun by posting a photo with red in it HERE.

redapple5900.jpg

Share

Published Sunday, October 26, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A Flower for Today: a Rose

This rose is called Double Delight. The more sun it gets, the darker the red edges. I read that the unusual coloration was first seen as a flaw by the breeder. Not only is the bush healthy and vigorous, its scent is sweet, spicy, strong, and completely magnificent. This was taken in the rose garden in our other house, last June. I will just have to plant more roses.

For more flowers around the world, click HERE.

ddrose3586.jpg

Share

Published Saturday, October 25, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadow Sunday, back in Arizona

When thinking shadows, it’s hard not to think of my visit to Arizona near Sedona early last year. I had just gotten a digital camera and pretty much went crazy, taking jillions of photos. Here are two from that trip, with shadows as key parts of the photos. For more shadow interpretations coordinated by Hey Harriet’s great blog, click HERE.

aztreeshadowview1120.jpg

cactishadow1123.jpg

Share

Published Thursday, October 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

A rainbow from Burning Man

Last year I went to Burning Man, an extreme arts festival, you might say, on the playa in Black Rock, Nevada. It was way too hot, too huge and too difficult to do anything but lie there and pant, but at least I took photos. Here’s a rainbow, just for Skywatch Friday. You can see more skies around the world HERE.

rainbow5418.jpg

Share

Published Thursday, October 23, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Still another dahlia

They are so beautiful and they are still doing what they do: give such pleasure. Here is another, just for you.

dahliabud2069.jpg

Share

Published Wednesday, October 22, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Watery Wednesday, Puget Sound

This taken from the Viaduct last month. It may be unsafe for earthquakes, but what views it provides! For more Watery Wednesday posts, click HERE. And it’s Wordless Wednesday as well.

pugetsound1180.jpg

Share

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Ruby Tuesday flower

There are still some flowers blooming, and this one shows our Seattle specialty, rain. It doesn’t rain all that much, but it can get a bit gray. Flowers like this cheer me up, though. Click HERE for more ideas about the color red.

redflower1839.jpg

Share