Monday, July 17, 2017

Dreaming of France

hank you for joining this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.

Surely, I must be dreaming of France to get through all of the cleaning and boxing and storing that I am doing. If France was not dangled at the end as the prize, I would never make it.

So here's a picture of me in Jardin du Luxembourg, literally dreaming in France. This was on our last morning in France. 
Maybe you already knew this, but I had never noticed before:

Some planter palm trees in the Luxembourg gardens. 
We watched an exercise class (would I ever be brave enough to join in, in Paris?) and then we sat near the pond and watched children play and people pass by.. 
It was heavenly. 

Thanks so much for playing along with Dreaming of France. Please leave your link below and visit each other's blogs to share your love for France.


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love the photo of you (literally) dreaming of France. You are so close to that dream now.

Anonymous said...

We had a palm tree like that in our yard, but only about up to my shoulder height. Unfortunately it died. When we dug it out, the roots went down a good 12 feet. So I wonder how that huge palm manages to survive in that little planter.
Good luck with the house!

Noreen said...

I can't imagine what it must be like to prepare for such a move. I struggle just cleaning out a junk drawer! And I suspect that it is quite an emotional journey as you pare down your life to just the most essential and sentimental items.

Susie | Novel Visits said...

i absolutely adore France and Paris in particular. I've been lucky enough to go several times and twice for extended stays. It's always been a dream of mine to live there. you're very lucky!

Jeanie said...

You look divinely content! I love Luxembourg -- perfect spot for a rest!

Philippe F. said...

Bonjour Paulita ! C' est touchant de vous voir, sur une photo, rêver de vivre en France... même D. Trump a semblé conquis par Paris pendant notre fête nationale le 14 juillet ! Mais vous, Paulita , êtes la meilleure ambassadrice de la France aux Etats-Unis ! Et bientôt vous serez la plus française des américaines.Je parle régulièrement de votre projet dans ma famille et tout le monde est admiratif de votre volonté et de votre courage.Je suis sûr que tout se passera bien.//Hello Paulita! How touching it is to see you, in a picture, dreaming to live in France...even D. Trump and the First Lady seemed charmed with Paris during Bastille Day the 14th of july! But you, Paulita,are the best Ambassador of France in the U.S.A.! And soon, you' ll become the most french of the americans.I regularly talk about your project in my family and they are all in awe of your will and your guts. I'm sure that everything will go well.

Philippe F. said...

P.S. : a little gift ( at the end of the Bastille Day parade ) for you Paulita. Have a try :

Anonymous said...

I can feel that sun looking at your picture !

Jacqui Brown said...

Don't do too much dreaming or you might miss your move to France! #Notlongnow

Paulita said...

Friends, Thanks so much for your comments and linking up with Dreaming of France. I'm sitting in a coffee shop while an Open House is going on at my house, so I finally have time to respond to links you left.
Deb, I really appreciate all of your French posts -- recipes and books.
Francetaste, It seems like a palm tree should grow in your area. Maybe it was the pot.
Noreen, I still have junk drawers. :{
Susie, I loved seeing all your books set in Paris.
Jeanie, Thanks for playing along. I always enjoy your France posts too.
Philippe, Sorry that Trump invaded Paris. At least you are free of him most the time. I was able to click on your link and see your beautiful Facebook photo, but I couldn't leave a comment. Triste! The link with the French military bands playing Daft Punk, among others was priceless. I could have used a little less Donald Trump.
Victorian Tailor, Thanks. I need some more of that sun and relaxation.
Jacqui, I'm being alert so I'm ready to jump at the chance.

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