Weekend Walk

We had a nice long weekend (but we want another!): Thursday through Sunday. Thursday morning, we bundled the Bug into his carrier and the three of us headed to Orléans for an escape. We managed to pack quite a bit into the four days including a viewing of Skyfall (oh how I love this film), a visit to a chateau I’ve always wanted to see, and a quick sunset walk near the Loire. I’ll share my pictures from the chateau later in the week but for now I wanted to show you a bit of what we saw on our walk.

Living in the city, I miss the amazing beauty of abundant and wild nature and found myself strangling behind on the path to breath it in, listen to the grasses and leaves, wish them goodnight, be stunned by their secrets. It must be the time of year, when there seems to be more dark than sunlight in a day, that I am being drawn more and more to those quiet moments, just before the light disappears completely, when all those grasses, leaves, trees, and vines are spilling with silent magic.

Have you ever noticed? See how flowers hold the light in there centers for a few more moments after the light is gone. Magic.

happy Monday.




4 thoughts on “Weekend Walk

  1. why are there leaves on the trees in Orleans when in Milwaukee they are long gone. And And if you lived in the 7th there are many gardens behind those walls. and sometimes the walk from St. Cloud is pretty wild but then the chateau is not there. the glow of the flower in the dark is a nice idea.

    • Hi Roy! There are still leaves because the climate is more temperate than the northern U.S. because of the Gulf Stream. Maine is actually farther south than Paris, for example, but Maine gets colder weather. They have some hardy crops that they can grow year-round which we couldn’t do int he north U.S. It’s an adjustment for me! We live in the 11th and I’m often complaining to Romain that everyone hides their gardens and courtyards. I always want to see! 🙂

    • It is amazing! I may or may not have bought a special blouse for the occasion and pictures with Daniel Craig’s cardboard cut-out at the theater may or may not have been taken.

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