Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autumn Lazy Days

No, it's not an outdoor concert.  This crowd is simply enjoying a warm sunny Sunday in the Luxembourg garden.  Those who were lucky enough to get one of the green metal chairs are sitting down.  Those who are sitting on the grass are about to be shooed away by the ever-vigilant gardiens.

The rest of us are milling about, looking for an empty seat and rushing to grab it when it's spotted.  It's warm and crowded and since we've lost out on the game of musical chairs, my late-afternoon sleepiness sends me home for a nap.  Yes, it's a gorgeous day in Paris folks, and I'm snoozing it away.

And that's because we're lucky enough to be able to come back during the week, when it continues sunny, if a bit cooler, and there are plenty of places to sit and think or watch people go by.

Even if you have to climb up high to get a really good view.

The fact that it's autumn and there are piles of leaves to shuffle through doesn't keep the bench sitters from the things they're concentrating on, whether it's a livre or a lover.   To each his own.

1 comment:

Janey and Co. said...

Love this beautiful garden. Stayed at a hotel near there once. Couldn't help thinking of Hemingway as I walked through. How he was down and out and allegedly trapped pigeons there for his dinner!