...and this is not an uncommon scene: parapluies smashed on one side or another by gale force wind. There is nothing to do but abandon them. And abandon them we do. This was one of three I saw yesterday at various spots through town. Poor thing...left out in the cold in the entrance hall of my building. Not my parapluie, mind you. My last casualty went in the trash between home and destination during the last storm.
A more pleasant view can be seen out my window to the building across the courtyard.
Take a closer look and you'll meet my neighbor. A guardian angel. How lucky am I?
A splash of color is always nice and this splash is just what is needed on these ancient shutters across from my kitchen.
I've been crazy-busy catching up on work details after missing such things for...errr... a month! And although my return has been one of fits and starts, you'll see that I've been very productive in those moments of hiatus.
The orchids have settled in - and a new one joined the group thanks to a lovely gift to warm the new digs.
All things seem to be finding a sense of place...
...and speaking of place, there is one waiting for you à table chez La Fourchette.
When the settling process is complete, I'll give you another tour. But for now, plan to stop in this week for a peek into my little French life as I get the gears shifted back to a more normal pace and rhythm.
Thanks so much to all of you, dear readers, for sticking with this unexpected hiccup. It was one helluva February, but things are looking up. Come to think of it, that's the only direction they could possibly be looking!
Bon dimanche à tous!