|I love the statuary|
|But can always find a new one I've never managed|
to find before, no matter how large
|Although this one has long been a favourite|
It looks great in the summer, but is more suited
to the autumn colours I think
|Leaf collection must be a huge daily job at this time of year|
There were lots of temporary enclosures
|These pots were filled with vivid pink colour |
in the warmer months
now gorgeous seasonal yellows and oranges
|We've been in Paris for 36 hours|
and finally a tiny glimpse of another favourite icon
|The autumnal glory continues at the Medici Fountain|
|Perfect late afternoon lighting on the Senate building|
|Wherever you choose to sit awhile|
you're rewarded with such beauty
|The people were out in their thousands|
And why not the weather is expected to turn colder today
Was this the last, perfect autumnal Sunday afternoon of the year?
It felt like it
People watching is an excellent past time anywhere in Paris, but particularly in the Luxembourg Gardens. Everyone was out yesterday. Young, and old, families, locals and tourists alike revelling in this most glorious of afternoons.
|Admiring the beehives|
|Weekend pony rides|
|This girl seemed to be playing and singing for the joy of it|
She wasn't busking
She had a beautiful voice
|Parisians love reading in parks|
and I love watching them,
and wondering what they are reading
French book covers always look so intellectual
|Kids the world over love a pile of rocks it seems|
|It's always wonderful to watch the kids play with the stick powered boats|
|I'm not fully au fait with the rules|
but it seems you can crash you boat into pirate boats
|It's as iconic an activity as wearing|
blue and white stripes
|Malard ducks dodge the boats with ease|
We glimpsed some Rose-ringed parakeets too
I hadn't seen them in Paris before
but we saw them in Amsterdam last year
|Somehow I'd never seen the rather vast sandpits before|
|The chess players draw a crowd|
I don't have to dream of France today, I'm here, living the dream.
|Dreaming of France is a wonderful Monday meme|
from Paulita at An Accidental Blog
Let me just wipe the drool from my screen.....
Any post that allows you to use 'autumnal' in a sentence is off to a flying start, but your photos were sumptuous.
For a minute there I thought I was in Paris with you...esp since my bizarre, season-confused, rust coloured chrysanthemums have just started flowering, like the ones in the pots in your pics!
I've always like the word autumnal. I thought they were chrysanthemums, but wasn't quite sure.
If only we were in Paris together Brona, we should be having quite the time of it. Paris in the autumn is magnificent.
Now I am dreaming of Paris - perhaps in a slightly bittersweet autumnal way? I realise this sounds obvious, but don't the French look so *French* in parks?!
What a beautiful post! You have captured perfectly with your photos & commentary a place well loved & familiar to me. Thank you.
I'm so glad you are getting to enjoy Paris in the autumn, my favorite season! The light looks magnificent and to see all the Parisians actually there rather than tourists -- oh la la! Thanks for playing along with us even when you are in the midst of vacation.
These are such beautiful photos, Louise. How I love that light and all the action. The parks are such a part of life there, aren't they? I really love and appreciate that.
What a gorgeous day! Thanks so much for taking me to the park.
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