Sunset at 9:45 pm, Saturday, June 19, 2010
Greetings, Readers, and welcome, July. Wow. June flew. With its flight, warmth finally has reached the City of Light. We might as well call it the City of Heat at this point, for summer is definitely here! Can you believe the sky up there in that photo? One of the things that blows my mind about Paris is that we are so far north in latitude, sunset around the solstice does not happen until 10 pm (that’s 22.00 in French Time).
What with all the warm weather and late sunsets, the past couple of weeks have been full of pique-niques and musique. And some interesting happenings on the plaza in front of our apartment.
Categories: Blog Friends, Life in Paris, Paris Beauty, Paris Friends, Paris Monuments
Tags: 19th arrondissement, blog friends, Eiffel Tower, Fête de la Musique, friends, Jardin Serge Gainsbourg, Parc des Buttes Chaumont, picnics, Real People in Paris, Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris, the views out my window
A thunderstorm approaches on Rue de Couronnes, 11th arr. Paris, Monday 29 March, 2010, in the evening, on the way to yoga class
I’m trying to get better about posting once a week. I realized this morning [ahem — this was started last Thursday — today is Tuesday] that means today I am due another post! And how can it already be APRIL? Wow. Now that each day represents proportionally less and less of my overall years, it seems like they fly past at warp speed. I envision my life as the Starship Enterprise with time being the escaping Klingon warship and my brain and body are Scotty, telling an impatient Captain Kirk, “I’m giving her all she’s got, Captain!” but getting to warp speed is a trial and only just happens at the critical moment.
Yeah, that’s how I feel about this blog, too. It’s a bit MacGyvered in some posts, huh. Sometimes I envision posts are stuck together with chewing gum and duct tape, and pieced together like a crazy quilt (I think I even entitled a blog post that way, huh), then launched out for god/dess knows who to read (well, except those of you I know who do because you leave lovely comments to say so). This will probably be another one of those… Get a cup of coffee or something for yet another one of my cobbled together and lengthy posts. 😉
Categories: Cross-Cultural Living, Gluten-Free Recipes, Karin Brain Miscellany, Paris Blogging, Paris Friends, Personal Life
Tags: Bloggers, buckwheat galettes, Eiffel Tower, friends, friendship, Ghetto Paris, Karen, Rue de Meaux, Tess, Villejuif