Saturday, June 25, 2011

Edible Adventures in Paris

Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris

Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris reminded me of the days spent strolling the streets of Paris, making frequent stops at Pâtisseries and cafes. Thinking back to the "edible adventures", I fondly remember quite a few.

Soupe à l'oignon française, the original French Onion Soup from "Au Pied de Cochon" near Les Halles. We were so exhausted from our travels that we could have slept at the table after this warm and satisfying meal. The onions were browned and had an intense flavor. The melted cheese sealed the top, was stretchy when you took a spoonful and clung to the bread beneath it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Giverny - The Magic of Monet's Garden

Monet's Garden : Through the Seasons at GivernyThe Magic of Monet's Garden: His Planting Plans and Color Harmonies
While looking through books on Amazon, I came across these two about Monet's garden.  The first one, Monet's Garden Through the Seasons at Giverny, is something that interests me.  I've taken photos in the Spring, Summer and Fall. I want to see how my impressions compare.  The cover of the second book "The Magic of Monet's Garden" reminded me of the one of the photos below.

These books encouraged me to take some time and look through the photos from 'the other camera'.  I wanted to share these from Monet's Garden in Giverny, France with you. The colors were beautiful. These were taken in April, 2011.  The ones which show water are from the pond area (remember...lily pond?). The others are from the backyard garden (much nicer than my back yard garden), and the house.