Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Monday, October 20, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

For love of sunshine

Since I came to Seattle, I appreciate sunshine far more than ever before. Even though it’s mostly rainy out right now, here’s a photo from this time last year, taken of the Viaduct in the late day sun. Hope you like it.



Published Sunday, October 19, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Another Flower for Today

It seems I jumped the gun posting my flower yesterday, so nothing for it but to make another post. These dahlias won’t quit, not quite yet. This one is over 6 inches across. The late afternoon light was just right for the tender petals to glow, I think. Click HERE for more beautiful flowers around the planet.



Published Saturday, October 18, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Today's Flower is a fall crocus, perhaps?

Walking the other day with my visiting daughter, I found these low flowers perhaps 6 or 8 inches tall, with  no leaves. It was a typical Seattle fall day with a bit of rain still on the petals. I think they are called Fall Crocus, but I may certainly be wrong. Anyone know the real name?

For more photos from around the world of beautiful flowers, click HERE.



Published Thursday, October 16, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Skywatch Friday fall day

The leaves are turning, the sky is brilliant. Nothing like it, is there? Click HERE for more Skywatch Friday photos from around the world. Or perhaps post one of your own?



Published Tuesday, October 14, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Watery Wednesday, my first

Who can resist the lure of the coast? I read that 75% of the world’s population lives within 50 miles of an ocean coast. An amazing statistic, if true. I love to live near water, and here in Seattle that’s so easy. The two scenes of Puget Sound below were taken recently from the Normandy Park cove beach. Click HERE for more Watery Wednesday posts to see what others have done, and join in if you like.



Let me know which you like better, if you have a fave.


Published Monday, October 13, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ruby Tuesday with leaves

It’s early fall in Seattle, so how can you do Ruby Tuesday with anything except leaves? Although the great thing about this idea is that people around the world have their own interpretation. Click HERE to see other Ruby Tuesdays. This is from our walk in the Aboretum. It was so funny to see three or even four photographers aiming at the same red tree!




Published Monday, October 13, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Fall day in the Aboretum

Here are a few photos from our walk yesterday. The third photo’s tree looked like some kind of exotic cherry, but I don’t know what it is. The middle is japanese maple leaves.





Published Sunday, October 12, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Washington Park Aboretum

We went to buy some spring bulbs on sale (bought way too much) and took a walk in the park, where we had never been. A few shadows showed themselves before it clouded up. This is for Shadow Shot Sunday, and if you’d like to see other variations on the theme, from talented photographers around the world, click HERE.



Published Friday, October 10, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

A magical sky

I took this photo when I lived in Northern California, and I still like it. Such a tender sky. Click HERE for more photos of skies around the world.



Published Thursday, October 9, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Ribbons for Wordless Wednesday

This is a from a trip to a wholesale florists supply store in Kent. You might think that the flowers would be the subject of choice, but these ribbons were amazing. There were several long aisles of them!

Wordless Wednesday (not just Wednesdays any more) is a fascinating opportunity for photographers around the world to show their photos. You can find it HERE.



Published Monday, September 29, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

A Ruby Tuesday from Las Vegas

This picture is definitely one of my top faves. I took it in Las Vegas last year, happy to be strolling around in perfect weather with a perfect sky and those amazing neon lights. I was so happy to be there at that very moment.

For more photo ideas about the color red, click HERE.



Published Sunday, September 28, 2008, OK personal/derivative use; link

Flowers for today from my garden

All these dahlias and other flowers were from my backyard. Not too bad when you figure that we just moved here in May and there were no flowerbeds, just some big shrubs and one huge cedar tree. I’ll get the perfect photo for that someday, but not yet. Today we have two bouquets. We had some people over and of course I had to pick flowers. Please let me know which photo you like best! For more Flowers for today around the world, click HERE.