A flower does not compete with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
Skimming through old photos on my computer I found some from our trip to Paris in 2008. One day we were having lunch at a small bistro with a business associate that had driven up from Toulouse to meet with us and across the street (actually in the median of two streets) was a small floral shop, no bigger than most bus shelters and it was packed to the rafters with luscious bouquets of flowers in these zinc pots.
I could not help but excuse myself after we ordered to jog across the busy street and snap a few photos. This being one of them. I love the price tag in the middle of the bouquet.
When I returned to the table our business associate explained how the village he lived in, in the south of France and the neighboring one (where his son lived) competed each year in how grand and abundant they can plant the entire village. His village usually took the price and I HAD to come visit one day and see it. (I heard this past year his son’s village took the prize). I have always wished to go and see it for myself but life has not allowed that as yet. But it is something to look forward to.
Here is a shot of the shop, or most of it, to get all of it I would’ve had to step back into the street.
I was intrigued by the boxed displays, I don’t remember seeing flowers shown flat in a box like this before.
The scent was intoxicating and it had to be powerful to overcome the pollution in Paris, it is quite thick and has you tasting metal all the time. Or at least that is what it seemed to me.
But then since I live in the mountains and not in a big city. It may be just that I am used to less polluted air and it was more noticeable to my senses than for most people.
One last photo…I love red and these were just bright perfection..
I hope you enjoyed your little jaunt to Paris. These photos brought back so many memories.
But now on to other news…I am nearly done with my Cardinal painting tutorial…it should be posted in the next couple of days.
The video is on the fellow below and the upper one that is just a sketch in this photo is the one I used for the photo step by step but I did include a video doing the fat fellow as well. I just got cut off at the eye by my failing camera battery. But since you will be able to see me doing the eye of the first one it is no big deal.
Also I got one of my Kitchen signs posted in the shop…finally! More items will be added to the shop as I get time.
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Have a great week!