Having arrived in country just in time to bring in the New Year we have the privilege of getting to know our corner of Gaul one season at a time. Winter was beautiful and white. Spring was fresh and green. Summer is hot and energetic. By July, seven twelfths of the year has blossomed–like the […]
According to centuries old tradition, muguet, or Lily of the Valley, is gifted on May Day in France, the sole day where anyone can sell bunches of the fragrant flower without permit or collection of tax. Self-proclaimed vendors appear in the streets offering sprigs of muguet to passersby. A smile and 2€ landed a participant […]
We really couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for our walk around the (free!) Botanic Garden over in Ft. Worth. There was no blazing, blinding Texan sun or sky full of clouds, only a pleasantly breezy autumnal afternoon. Truly a photographer’s dream! When we arrived, not one but two latina gals were having Quinceañera pictures taken (see the first […]
We have the most wonderful patch of Japanese Honeysuckle beside our house. If they’re considered an “invasive species” (originating in eastern Asia), then this is one invasion we welcome. Their fragrance reminds me of somewhere Emily and I visited soon after we were married (Spain?), but I can’t quite remember where.