Endurance

June 23, 2018 (174/365)

« Il faut que je supporte deux ou trois chenilles si je veux connaître les papillons. »

“I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.” 

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince

Eyes

July 10, 2017 (191/365)

« Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher de nouveaux paysages, mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux. » | "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust

Février

le premier février 2017 (032/365)

« En février n'a pas deux jours pareils. » | "In February, no two days are alike."

It's February and I'm excited! This is going to be a fantastic month, culminating in my trip to France in three weeks: fantastic, February, France, and another fabulous word that starts with "f" -- Bonjour, fifty! So this month, I'm giving my self carte blanche -- or in this case, carte rouge (my February tradition for the past three years) to post anything I like, including old photos of France, in anticipation of the hundreds of new ones to be taken bientôt! So, don't be surprised if, this month, French Fridays turn into French February. It's going to be formidable!

Terroir

September 16, 2016 (259/366)

« C'est un vin qui ressemble à son terroir. »  - Louis Pasteur

ter·roir terˈwär/ noun: the complete natural environment in which a particular crop is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. The characteristic taste and flavor imparted to a wine by the environment in which it is produced.