Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #57: Taking a Break

Some of you may have noticed that I only posted one photo early this morning. (At least early my time.) That’s because I have found myself exhausted by always putting up at least two posts a day. So I’ve given myself permission to only put up one post, if that is what I feel like doing. My older daughter, son-in-law, grandkids and I are going away for a four day weekend before school starts again for the kids. I’ve scheduled single posts per day through next Monday, so if I don’t want to add any more, I can relax for 5 days while we all are on a mini vacation, plus the additional first day that I’m back. I might be checking in on comments, etc, but if I don’t, I’ll catch up when I return.

Here is an idyllic photo of a bench and the lake to add to the challenge. Wishing you all a good 5 days!

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Lake Merritt                                                                                                                 Hannah Keene 2019

Posted to Patti’s Lens-Artist Challenge: Taking a Break.

Springtime in Paris 1

Le printemps dans le Jardin des Tuileries
Le printemps dans le Jardin des Tuileries

The second full day we were in Paris was a Sunday, and the sun obliged by shining bright and clear. The exhaustion of the travel and the time change had hit me full force, so that I was shaking slightly. But I really didn’t want to miss the beautiful day since weather in France in May can be iffy.

This was the first day that I fully realized how perfect the location of the hotel was. I was able to walk the 15 steps it took to reach the bottom of the street, then be able to cross the street, and be in the Tuileries.

Parisians had turned out in full force due to the beautiful weather on a Sunday, and I had to walk only a short way into the gardens before I was able to find an empty chair. I sat down, and proceeded to spend about 2 hours just watching people and taking pictures. Occasionally I would get up, wander a short way to get a different perspective, find another empty chair, and sit down again. I soaked up the sun, soaked up the beauty and soaked up Paris.

Un trés beaux jour!