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Published Thursday, August 4, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Stargazer lilies

The deeply colored stargazers look good this year, with the red and orange daylilies as a backdrop.

Speckled and glorious stargazer lilies bloom in my garden

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Published Monday, August 1, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cherry tree in sunlight

The recent warm weather in Seattle has been beautiful and sunny, true summertime for me.

Cherry tree in late afternoon light

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Published Sunday, July 31, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sweetpeas in the garden

This year my sweetpeas have done so well. I’ve learned that they really do need loose, fertile soil and a lot of sun. Even in this heatwave (Seattle is having a record-breaking five days over 90), they are blooming so beautifully. They seem to be most fragrant in the late afternoons and early evenings, after the sun has faded.

Garden sweetpeas.

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Published Wednesday, July 13, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose garden, backlit

The glories of the late afternoon sun in the rose garden!

Grasses, lavender and roses in bloom in the late afternoon light

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Published Tuesday, June 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower basket display

At the incredible Bayview Nursery in Whidbey Island, WA, the combination of horticultural skill AND beautiful, artful display came together brilliantly in this tall raised basket of starry petunias.

Many colorful petunias displayed in an overhead basket on a standnursery

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Published Saturday, June 25, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wave clouds at Galaxy golf course

Hubby was golfing on our little Whidbey Island vacation and saw these wave clouds! And it was so scenic, as well!

Looking north from the 7th hole at Galaxy Golf Course on Whidbey Island, WA, in early morning, on the first day of summer

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Published Saturday, May 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Leaf shadow

Irises’ leaves are swords in the garden, and in the right light are a canvas.

Late afternoon sun paints shadows on iris leaves

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Published Monday, April 18, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinths

Spring is farther along, and these grape hyacinths, or muscari, are in full display as they multiply easily in my Seattle garden.

See the tiny white fringed edges on each tiny flower?

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Published Monday, April 4, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring sunbreak

Sunbreak is a very Seattle word. Right now it’s pouring out, but an hour ago we saw the sun. For a minute.

Spring beauty in the sun, for a minute or two—wet streets and yellow forsythia.

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Published Thursday, March 31, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plum blossoms, with a little help

I have a plum tree with several grafted branches of different plums. I think this branch has golden shiro plums, and it blooms the earliest. Not too many pollinators are outside yet, and in previous years I haven’t gotten much fruit set. Today I went out there and used a soft art brush, maybe 4″ wide, to help out and make like a bee. I’ve done this before and it seems to make a difference.

White plum blossoms in early spring

 

The soft, wide brush I used to help with pollination

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Published Monday, March 28, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinth buds

These blue-purple flowers grow so well in my Seattle garden, gently spreading every year. This stage is just the buds, getting started.

Grape hyacinth (muscari) in the early spring garden

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Published Sunday, March 20, 2022, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Spring forsythia

Today is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere. Seattle’s weather still has lots of clouds and wet but my forsythia is in full bloom.

Old fashioned forsythia gives a burst of golden floral sunshine

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