Monday, October 27, 2014

The Sweet Life in Paris

Such a gift just to be in Paris.

Then there's all the fun
and exploring
and playing
to do.

Filling profiteroles with deliciousness at La Maison du Chou.
Sweets abound in Paris
and these little three bite treats
melted in my mouth.

L'effet-bulles in Passage Choiseul.

L'effet-bulles is the nicest 'concept' store 
I've encountered in my travels.
Original and packed with treasures old and new
its tiny footprint holds a delight of goods.

Great pants from a shop down the street. (I want them...)
Matching shirt?

Some of what I'm noticing 
is that my favorite things
are quite pricey wabi-sabi items
that could be replicated with a bit of
dumpster diving and some handwork.

Well, maybe that's it...
 There's a bit of bravado
along with the soul.


Welcome to Giverny.
KC and Suzanne.
With Sally, Kathleen, Kathy and Vicky.
Les Nymphes.
Still magnificent.
Visiting Giverny is so good for the soul.
Even in the last days before closing
the overgrown and often faded blossoms
share their glory and their decline in equal measure.

Clouds in water.
I am always renewed by sitting under the willows 
watching clouds roll by across the still pond.

Another group of marvelous accomplished women
to play with in Paris.