Photo of the Week: Adieu, Summer

Alors, mes belles, fall is upon us. It is cool and rainy in Paris today, and the sweaters and scarves have come out of the closets. The next couple of weeks will be spent catching the few remaining moments of warmth and sunshine, then it’s on to autumn.

I took this photo at the Jardin des Tuileries on a sunny afternoon. As if to foreshadow the change of seasons, the sky alternated between sunshine and clouds, dousing the garden in gold one moment, grey the next. The laziness of summer lingered in the air, but it retreated further with every crisp autumn breeze.

Fall in Paris will be a very new experience for me because the change of seasons isn’t very evident in Southern Arizona. It’s cactus and sun and blue skies year round!  I’m excited to see crumpled leaves piled in the streets and barren trees looming over the gardens. I’m even more excited to have a legitimate reason for wearing tights, knee-highs and scarves!

Stay tuned for a post about my excellent weekend spent in Lille, France, where I braved Le Braderie (a.k.a. the city-wide yard sale)!

Soak up the sun this week! Smiles and all the best,



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