Early evening light

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Some of you have noticed an uptick in postings. Ironically, this is because our Mac laptop is currently out of commission. When Herr Kaa took off skiing a few weeks ago, I found myself staring at the abyss; that is, the prospect of being without  computer & internet access for a week (work doesn’t count as our internet access there has strict limits. Often if I have to ask HerrKaa to check my gmail account from his office).

So this finally pushed me to join the 21st century & get a smartphone. Which means that I have a camera with me all the time now. And since I’m working an earlier day, this allows me to capture the incredible morning & evening skies in all their wintry  blue-mauve-lilac glory.

These pics I took on Monday evening while hustling from the Hotel de Ville metro on the Right Bank to my physio’s clinic on the Left Bank, via the Ile St Louis. I was late for my appointment but he forgave me when I showed him how pretty the sky looked….

Romantic procrastination

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While I have been assured by several girl friends here that French men really fit the Latin lover cliché–more passionate, more romantic, more sensual…& more jealous too–it looks like they are just as likely to leave their Valentine gifts to the last minute as Canadian men, judging by the crowd of worried male faces at the neighbourhood florist’s at 7:30pm today.

Early morning commute

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So I’ve been back at work for two weeks, and am going in a lot earlier so I can get a seat on the metro. Usually it’s still dark as I walk/hobble to my station, but today it was freakishly light, and the sky was streaked with jet plumes. Spring is around the corner, I can feel it!