Just how cold is it in Paris?

Cold enough this weekend that chairs on the Rive Gauche were known to dress appropriately. 

Yes. Cold. Really. Cold.

Reflection

Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people. – Albert Einstein

Here’s to closing off 2010 remembering the good, the not so good, the loved and the lost. And, to holding the memories tight in our hearts.   

Wishing that 2011 takes us one step closer to world peace than the questionable effort of 2010.

Did someone say snow?

For once, the weather predictions were spot on.  Snow fell just as forecast, early given it is still November.

Now, if only it might snow again as predicted Wednesday, then disappear for Friday when we’re supposed to head to London. 

Please dear weather Gods, I love snow anytime, just not this week.

Half

 

Half above water, half under.

It’s just how it is these days.

Summer loving

Blue, bleu french sky

There have been more snow days in the Yvelines this year than any previous one since we first arrived in 2001. 

As I was sitting at the computer going through photos from yesterday, the sun came out and the afternoon is passing by with a beautiful blue sky.  It reminded me of some chairs that caught my eye last month when there had been another snow fall and the skies were grey.  Walking past a cafe, the bleu caught my attention.

With the sun shining outside on snow-covered gardens, I’m dreaming of sipping a coffee in these chairs, soaking in the sun beams…. and I’m far from feeling blue.

Night skies and morning snow

After a late movie yesterday evening, returning home the sky was beautiful, clear and full of stars.  At this time of year, when grey clouds dominate, little things like star filled skies make an impact. 

Upon awakening this morning, the sky was again clear.  A wonderful shade of blue.  There was sunshine.  To much surprise, there was also a layer of snow!  As I started tapping these words, snow started to fall again.  As quickly as it started, there was a return to blue skies and warm sunshine beaming through the windows. 

Scurrying out earlier in the morning to take a couple of photos, I didn’t want to miss the wonderful sunshine.  On the odd occasion the sun disappeared behind the clouds, everything turned to winter.  When it came out again, the blues and golden shades radiated.  Pulling me away from taking photos, my little companion called me over to see what she was discovering in the snow and to proudly show me this message. Adorable!