|After they've seen Paree?|
"Paris vue d'ensemble tour Eiffel" by Taxiarchos228 Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons (Source)
I have to admit, I loved Paris during the four days The Missus Herself and I stayed there. The people were grand and the older parts of the city are magnifique!
Strolling down the Champs Élysée on a bright spring day is something I would recommend to anyone who is even the slightest bit of a romantic.
Then, bien sûr, there is the Musée de l'Armée, with centuries of martial history on display. I could (and did) spend hours there. (No snide comments about French martial prowess, please. The French are splendid warriors, tough as nails. There have been times in their history where they have been ill-served by their political masters. Sound familiar?)
But I am not a city guy, though I love Paris, London, Washington, Florence, Venice and Rome, I really am a country boy. Not a farmer kind of guy though, just a small town New Englander. Born and bred in a little town in the Green Mountains and proud to be an American.
Though world travel has broadened my horizons and helped me to see (and appreciate) how other folks live, home for me has always been the rugged coast and verdant green mountains of my beloved New England.
Went out back with the Canon (some day, like John of the Castle Argghhh, I would love to have a cannon as well...) and took some photos. Still not feeling all that great for various, sundry and divers reasons but didn't want to leave my folks (that would be you, Dear Readers) hanging.
|The tomatoes are coming along nicely.|
|The Missus Herself decided to have a little herb garden this year, nothing like fresh basil!|
|These are quite possibly my favorite flower, Portulaca grandiflora, the humble moss rose. Brilliant colors!|
|Up close and personal|
|Water lily flower next to the babbling waterfall. (Photo taken by a babbling blogger, moi.) We see these in two colors in the pond at Chez Sarge, this and a white variety. Both are gorgeous!|
|Another close up. I like the way the bubbles from the falls surround the flower.|
À bientôt! Mes amis...