Sunday, September 30, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sometimes Paris Rouge is just waiting across the street posing.
I will be teaching FROM SNAPSHOTS TO PHOTOGRAPHS at Samford After Sundown beginning October 16th for 5 weeks. Join us if you are in the Birmingham Alabama area.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Quietly reading in the parks of Paris is a gift that Parisians give themselves. When in Paris, I always feel like I'm on the proverbial hamster wheel, with so much to see and so little time. An hour or so of reading in a park is a luxury.
I will be teaching FROM SNAPSHOTS TO PHOTOGRAPHS at Samford After Sundown again beginning October 16th for 5 weeks. Join us!
Monday, September 24, 2012
I'm currently reading Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman, a fascinating read. Although we lovers of all things Paris tend to see the city with rouge colored glasses, it's not an easy life in many ways. My blog friend Nicola Berry, who writes a delightful blog called Growing Berries shared that with me just yesterday... parfait! After spending three weeks there a few summers ago with my daughter Melissa and her two young children, I got a taste of what life is like in the big city with small children in tiny Paris apartments. One perk of course, is that Paris offers such delightful parks where families can spend quality time letting the children run and play. This very chilly Sunday afternoon, I caught this family taking bébé to Luxembourg Gardens for an outing.
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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Today just a bit of Paris Rouge that caught my eye in Galerie Vivienne. The reflection in the mirror reflects even more rouge!
I think this might just mean an entry in to James' wonderful Weekend Reflections right here!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Yesterday I promised a little shopping trip around French Rendez-vous in Cincinnati. Owner Sylvain has stocked this charming cottage with ceramics, soaps, textiles and fabric by the yard. His photographs of Paris are beautiful as well as his wire sculptures.( See at left) I will admit I was very taken with the fabrics as you can see from my photos. Please visit his website for all that he offers!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Leave it to my Paris travel amie Mary Gilbert to find a very French shop for us to visit on my trip to Cincinnati last week.
Meet Sylvain, owner of French Rendez-vous. Sylvain a Parisian, was a delight, and Mary and I had great fun pouring over all the wonderful ceramics, soaps, lotions, and most of the fabrics that he brings to Cincinnati from France. His website makes it possible for all of us to order them at costs much lower than you'd expect.
Sylvain is also a very talented song writer and musician. As a special treat, I will share today his original song he wrote and filmed while he lived in Paris. J'adore!
I hope you will stay tuned tomorrow for a look around the shop!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I'd be willing to bet that the gèraniums in Paris as still blooming their little hearts out even in septembre.
This little café near Place de la République made me smile all over again.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
If you are visiting Paris with children, I think this must be at the top of your list, not only for tours but instruction and the shop offers some magical items as well.
11 rue Saint Paul
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
You met this boy earlier. I watched his dad chase him around Henri de Miller's L'écoute, by Saint Eustache one sunny afternoon. Here he is in person. Perhaps he was a tourist, who knows. I loved watching their fun and hearing his giggles as he raced around that day.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
I have been photographing the Sunday dancers on rue Mouffetard since 2009. I've observed that the dance partners change often each week. Madame here, is often my subject. I think her partner was very appreciative, don't you?
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
In January I snapped this shot our last night in Paris as we had one final bottle of champagne. Good memories.
Last week friends Mary and Michele zipped off to Paris. Peter provided the obligatory bottle champagne and they took this photo for me with the caption, "A toast to an absent friend." Good friends.
Mary, Janeen, Michele and Peter