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April 9th, 2019

Two weeks ago, we took the red eye from Boston to Paris. As soon as we landed, we picked up our rental car and headed off to Giverny. On our drive, we stopped in a little town looking for coffee and lunch. It was a lovely little place, just what you’d picture a French town to look like. As we walked the streets, we peeked over fences, enjoying the gardens. So many things were already blooming, forsythia being the one you notice most, with it’s bright pops of yellow. The magnolias were also blooming, they are truly spectacular trees, especially the old fashioned white and pink ones.

Driving through the countryside was also lovely, spring was unfurling around us, which was a sight for our eyes since we’d left Maine with snow on the ground. There’s just something about the vibrancy of green in spring, I’m not sure if it’s brighter in reality, or it just seems so because of the brown of winter.

2 Comments to “France…”
  1. Rachel on April 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

    You made me think my modest, Midwestern garden was very French since my magnolias and forsythias are also in bloom! Your posts of France will be a delight to view and read.

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  2. Kristen on April 13, 2019 at 11:32 am

    So lovely, but what did you eat for lunch?! :)

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