Sowing beauty…

    When I was in London several years back,  I fell in love with the floral displays lavishly spilling out of the window boxes on the elegant townhouses (home to many of the foreign embassies),  lining many of the streets in the upscale neighbourhoods.  That Spring the colour scheme included white and blue/lavender flowers (pansies,… Continue reading Sowing beauty…

Spring…at last!

I'm not one to complain about the weather because there isn't anything that can be done about it...we are not in charge.  In fact, I love winter and the beauty that freshly fallen snow brings to the landscape.   Is there anything more beautiful than hoar frost on your favourite tree on a clear sunny… Continue reading Spring…at last!

Treasure…or ephemera?

  Over the past month, I've written about organizing (using the Marie Kondo method), the passing of Karl Lagerfeld,  and a walking day in Paris.  During this time I also read a book, "The Paris Seamstress", written by Natasha Lester in the historical fiction genre I love.  As I was reading, the storyline had me… Continue reading Treasure…or ephemera?

An Afternoon with Hemingway…

We left off last week at the La Closerie des Lilas and a suggestion that this is a good spot to stop for lunch or refreshments...or better yet...both.  After a well-deserved break, the next stop is Luxembourg Gardens just a few steps from the bistro.   Jardin du Luxembourg, 75006 Paris The original Luxembourg Palace… Continue reading An Afternoon with Hemingway…

A Morning on the Left Bank…

  As I write this post, we are still in the deep freeze!  February has been a wickedly cold month, and Spring can't come soon enough.  I've already ordered some seeds and bulbs for my planters, and I'm anxious to get into the greenhouse to start organizing, readying it for what I hope, with a… Continue reading A Morning on the Left Bank…