Friday, July 23, 2010

Tending the Window Boxes


As I approached the Place des Vosges on the afternoon I arrived in Paris, this man appeared from his top floor apartment to tend his flowers. This is the type of photograph that I feel captures the essence of Paris for me.

I have a closer, horizontal shot that I debated over. I think I"ll share it as a header photo one day .

13 comments:

La Mom-an American Mom in Paris said...

He's planting my favorite summertime windowbox flowers -- white petunias! They look so fresh when the temperatures soar.

La Mom
An American Mom in Paris

jennyfreckles said...

Its a good feeling to be in the right place at the right moment - with your camera. It would have been a pretty picture without the figure, but with him it becomes something special.

Daryl said...

He reminds me of Zero Mostel... but not really ..

Adeeya said...

aww , i loike this moment , awesoen view , cherish the day :D

Shell Sherree said...

Gorgeous, V! As jennyfreckles says, even more special with the green-thumbed gentleman tending his beauties.

Starman said...

Love the window.

Alexa said...

Oh, yes—so very Parisien! You definitely capture more great photo ops than the average visitor to Paris, V.

M said...

Makes me want to live there ...

Virginia said...

M,
Needless to say, it makes me feel the same way.

Daryl.,
WEll......maybe.


Alexa,
All I can add is that you and I need to land in Paris together one day.

Starman,
Moi aussi.

Adeeya,
Thank you.

Shell and Jennyfreckles
Oui , I knew you'd love this .

La Mom,
Out of the closet?HA I love you/both? Please don't stop your wonderful blog. I love it!

Alexa said...

So glad La Mom commented, so I could visit this (heretofore unknown) blog—it's wonderful!
And V—I would LOVE that!

Virginia said...

La Mom has been a blog I"ve followed for some time. Seems she is SHES! Well having a blog buddy sounds like a grand idea to me. Having to feed the "twins" every night is sometimes grueling. Anyone want to join me? As for La Mom, it seems a book is in the making. HOT DAMN!
V

FireintheBreeze (Brittany) said...

This just made me smile!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I so love your blog!! This is just perfect.