I am far from the first blogger to mention the beautiful book "Paris in Bloom" by Georgianna Lane on my blog and I probably won't be the last.
It's like eating the most delicate French pastry -- all pink and lovely and so delicious! The photography is to die for.
Not much text but with photos like that, who needs it?
But it reminded me of all the blooms I saw in Paris on my two trips in 2009 and 2012.
I'm missing those times right now. The recent shooting of policemen on the Champs Elysses reminds me of how much I love this City of Light.
So as I'm Dreaming of France, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite floral photo memories. Like this flower shop exterior. I don't know which is lovelier, the unique potted designs on the table with their tight buds or the beautiful petals on the earth.
I was very fond of the garden on the backside of Notre Dame, Place Jean-Paul II. Not a garden, really. More like a lovely little park, but the blooms in late April were so pretty!
The poppies were brightening up the Jardin des Plantes...
...and so were the peonies. Can you imagine how lovely it smelled?
Of course, Montmartre has more than its share of beauty in its hilly, curving streets. I couldn't resist this beautiful wisteria...
...or the flowers by Montmartre's vineyard, so cheerful on a dark day.
You'll find florist shops everywhere, Left Bank...
And I believe this was in the Ile St. Louis.
I stopped at this one in the Marais and selected several blooms and bits of greenery.
The result was a beautiful bouquet.
The Marche aux Fleurs never disappoints! I could have spent hours going from spot to spot!
And of course you can't beat the Jardin du Luxembourg for a spot to take in the blooms and rest your feet!
There are flowers on the buildings...
...in front of the cafe's...
...and in window boxes (Shakespeare & Company).
This display was at Hotel de Ville.
And these blooms were in Rue Cler.
Even a hidden courtyard has to have flowers!
So much beauty, so much spring.
So much Paris!
Find a flower or two today and join me as I dream of France!