02 September 2015

Neighborhoods and seasons

It's been very busy here and I haven't been very good about responding to comments. I'm reading them, however, and appreciate them. We are here, just watching the summer wind down. This morning, it really feels like the dark is closing in on us. What a great summer we've had, though.

Looking down into the Rue de Rennes from the Tour Montparnasse

Why have we been busy? Well, after my short trip to Paris to see French and American friends, we had company — a house guest — for five days. She's a friend who came over from England and who lived in the Loire Valley area for many years before moving back across the Channel three years ago. We got to be friends with her during our early days in Saint-Aignan.

Above, Paris buildings and neighborhoods — Paris is the most densely populated city in the European Union.

A different kind of neighborhood — La Défense

So I think things are begining to settle down now. I'm still processing photos I took in Paris, and especially the ones I took from the top of the Tour Montparnasse. We are also processing a lot of vegetables from the garden, including (guess what) zucchini but also tomatoes — a bumper crop. My collard greens are looking really good too, and I can't wait to start harvesting them. I'll try to wait until after the first frost to do so, however.


  1. When looking at those aerial shots, I find my eyes drawn to all the clay
    roof vents. They're like so many sets of terra cotta teeth.

  2. I always enjoy your photos :) Love the aerial shots of rue de Rennes.

  3. You saw so much and now we can enjoy the busyness of Rue de Rennes- your camera even captured the pedestrians. It's as if the buildings were knit together somehow.

    The wind up there had no effect on your cameras.


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