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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Under Paris Skies

"Stranger, beware
there's love in the air
under Paris skies..."

These are the words that romantically played in my mind as Paris unfolded before me.  Would I fall in love with Paris in springtime?

I fell in love ! Who wouldn't...the gardens were all abloom and so I gave my heart willingly.

My photographs of Paris included many shots taken as we explored the streets and the Seine riverside on our own, without a guide. We passed some lovely public gardens which we didn't know the names of. Then there were the pretty flower shops with their roses on display outside the shops. These are my charming encounters with French gardens and flowers which my photographs serve to remind me of...

Paris in Springtime


a series of accidents
one event leading to another
one word sparks an action
then reaction leads one on a tangent
life's best left to its own directions
for didn't it lead me here to you?

a gathering of momentum
in the absence of intention
devoid of planning or conscious contrivance
did i know we would meet in spring
in a place filled with new beginnings
stirring new and joyous feelings?

the air seems crispier than it should be
the atmosphere charged with electricity
the colours are brighter than they would be
in a place where I'm not destined to be
isn't this a time when it is perfect for me
to fall tumbling in love with you...
Paris; my enchanting, sentimental indulgence !

Linking to:
Share the Joy Thursday
Fertilizer Friday
Macro Friday
Weekend Flowers
Macro Flowers Saturday
Today's Flowers
Macro Monday
Mosaic Monday

Poets Rally


  1. I cannot imagine anyone not falling in love with Paris, especially in the springtime.

  2. the nature shots are very fresh and charming,

    what an elegant piece.
    well done.

  3. Paryż jest piękny, a kwiaty dodają mu jeszcze uroku. Bardzo ładnie to jest pokazane na zdjęciach. Pozdrawiam

  4. Beautiful pictures, flowers, and poetry. I love it!

  5. Beautiful images, place and poetry. You are incredibly creative and have such a good eye. I agree, who could not fall in love in a place like that. Thanks for adding a unique and expressive take on accidental.

  6. Once again I am just loving the tour of all the gardens that have linked in to my little party! I am so excited to visit each and every post...they are all so inspiring and I am NEVER disappointed! The creative gardens and colorful displays that I am lucky to see are inspirations that I would never have found had I not found each of the gardeners I see online! Thank you so much for sharing your garden with my Friday Flaunt this week...I do hope you will link in again soon!
    This post is being shared on my Tootsie Time Facebook page too just so you are aware.
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  7. Your garden tours are always a highlight for me! What beauty you share -- inspiring JOY in all who see it. Thanks!

  8. Beautiful! The flower shops are a feast for the eyes, and no doubt the nose too!

  9. Roses and Paris. A very romantic notion. One of my favorite perfumes smells of roses and is called 'Paris.'

  10. Hi Rosie, this is a different angle for accidental, and I love those flowers especially the incredibly big bunch of rose blooms. I haven't walk around Paris, just at the airport to Strasbourg. I've just seen the Eifel as a 2m tall structure on the plane window!

  11. Very happy for you that you enjoyed Paris so much... flowers are so pretty... thank you for sharing...

  12. WOW look at all that colour!

    I especially love the irises. They're just wonderful.......and so many months away.....*sigh*

  13. the spirit of Paris, the air, yes love, nice ode to the city!!!
    enjoy the rally!!!

  14. Gorgeous flowers especially the roses!

  15. so many lovely flowers! enough for the flower memes :) thanks for joining us ♥

  16. This is the kind of landscape when I day dream that somehow my backyard, front yard is like that. Very beautiful!!

  17. Gorgeous photos! I too love Paris - I lived in Europe for five years and took the train there several times.

  18. Beautiful images of Paris. The flowers are just gorgeous. What a lovely place to visit. I enjoyed your photos and post. Have a great week!

  19. Paris is very beautiful and your photos are superb. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  20. Lovely blooms.

    Late visiting from Today's Flower. Come see the Lilies at my page when you get a chance. Have a good week.

  21. Oh these flowers are all so pretty and I am missing mine, as winter's chill is not far now. Happy Mosaic Monday~

  22. Gorgeous colors in these blooms!

    Happy Macro Monday

  23. It's quite possible that I could really smell those roses!

  24. I was in Paris in late December one year and it was still gorgeous, just in a different way. Love your pictures and really want to go back in the spring!

  25. Hello, you win perfect poet award for week 56, hope that you have enjoyed it.
    It has been a delightful experience with you supporting Thursday Poets Rally, we have enjoyed your presence and talent very much, thumbs up!
    fabulous poetry along the way, keep those gems coming.
    Always, you are more than welcome to join our biweekly rally.
    Happy Holidays!

  26. Beautiful in every way.


  27. I will definitely fall in love with Paris spring as well.


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