Friday, October 9, 2015

Weekend Reflections

The lovely Medici Fountain, in the
Jardin du Luxembourg—a wonderful spot
to stop a while and reflect (!) on how
lucky I was to be in Paris on 
beautiful summer day.

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday Challenge—"car"

I saw this baby blue T-bird parked in front of 

my building recently.  While one of my
neighbors and I were admiring it, the owner came
along and we were able to satisfy our curiosity:
It's a 2003 model, made to look like its '60s predecessor;
the roof is removable (though the owner never has
since he has no place to store it); the person who 

owns this cool car is a hip grandpa who lives around the corner.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ABC Wednesday—M is for "mint tea"

and for Grand Mosquée de Paris. There's a 
wonderful café/restaurant there, and you can sit
in the colorful and comfortable garden and 
enjoy a glass of mint tea—the real deal, poured with 
a flair. (We also had couscous—yum.)

[To see more ABC Wednesday "M" posts, go here.]

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Get 'em while they last . . .

then take a sturdy slice of bread (I like sourdough),

toast it a bit, slather on some good mayo—or 
butter, if you prefer—add a slice or two of these 
perfectly ripe heirloom tomatoes, lean over the sink . . . 
and—go on—let the juices run right down your chin!

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, October 5, 2015

Blue Monday

One of my fave Paris pastimes is to spend a
while watching the little kids with these low-tech,
no-motor, no-remote-control sailing ships.
You can rent them to sail in the pond in the Tuileries ...

and also in the Jardin du Luxembourg.

[To see more Blue Monday posts,
visit Smiling Sally's meme.]

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Today's Flowers

Yes, it is getting to be
that time of year again.
Still, I just re-upped my membership
at the botanic garden in my neighborhood,
because I think there's something beautiful to 
be found there in every season.

[To see more flowers from around the world, go here.]

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Shady arbor at Versailles

Once you move away from the chateau itself,

the crowds thin out a lot and it's much 
easier to appreciate the beauty of this place.
This arbor is on the grounds of the 
Petit Trianon, the (relatively) little home
that Marie-Antoinette could escape to from time to 
time and live a (again, relatively) normal life.

[Linking back to The Weekend in Black and White
and to Shadow Shot Sunday.]