There will never really be a Pause Paris..
it stays with you..no pause button.
I am grateful I went..because now I can associate things I see in photos or on television with things I
have now seen in person.
I have seen people that live there..and talked to them.
Nothing is just a picture anymore..
It's real and it's tangible.
Like Nice has been to us for 8 years..we visited Nice during that month we went away..and the sky was blue..and the Mediterranian glittered...
..and La Promenade Des Anglais became real.
And the people were real.
This post was prepared before the recent events in Nice..:(
I thought I was growing them because they are supremely gorgeous:)..
but they are so good too..
Our peas..our herbs..our borage flowers..Shrimp and Grits yet again♥
I can hear the corn growing as I drive by the fields..empty spaces..huge..filled with greenery now.
The first basket I picked..and I forgot the cherry tomatoes..chives..thyme and oregano:(
But you get the feeling.
How nice to go out for a few minutes and come in w/ organic..food:)
I think that would be the best treat if summer lasted all yr long..growing things we eat.
The roses are half spent and I cut the side gate ones down..looks so bare now..but some are just about to bloom also..and Winchester Cathedral looks grand.
The Annabelles are in full swing..
The clematis are putting on a show..I don't know if I ever mentioned how wonderful Jackmanii and Blekitny Aniol look together..their bloom dates are identical and they try and match each other bloom for bloom:)
I like competitive plants..not competitive weeds..I know I know..a weed is but an unloved flower..not always true..invasives are horrors.
I still have some bleeding hearts in the gardens..and my pie turned out looking like a bleeding heart also~
I used Ricardo's filling for his apple strawberry pie..but I used rhubarb instead of apples this time....and the dough is my friend Linda's recipe:)
Oli is in soccer this year..and he has found his calling at the tender age of 6.
He and his friend Jax below were actually the little stars in this match...in my eyes.
Their moms are wonderful friends from years and years ago..so nice the kids are friends..that never happened to me.
Summer is for having fun..
And they are doing that:)
And I am glad they are this lucky.