Divide and Conquer

Fall garden duties got underway here today when I tackled dividing the iris in the cutting garden. This is kind of a big job that needs to be done every 3-4 years; these iris spread rapidly and quickly become overcrowded and vulnerable to rot and […]

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Cafe Love, Paris Edition

If you followed me on Instagram (aeh59) while I was in Paris, you would be excused if you thought the only thing I did was eat. Of course, I did quite a bit more than eat but it is, after all, Paris, where food is […]

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Picasso Museum

Another beautiful building, another museum. It’s Paris as usual. ¬†This is the Picasso Museum which, after years of renovations and delays opened last summer. It is tucked away in the Marais district, an area of Paris that I hadn’t been to before. Although it was […]

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Around Here in the USA

Hello All! I am safely back home after my holiday in Paris. It’s great to be home, but as always, re-entry can be difficult and I believe I’m a little bit homesick for Paris. Undoubtedly I will return to Paris again and again, but right […]

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D-Day

The half-day tour of the American D-Day sites moved me deeply. Anyone would be touched by the tales of unimaginable courage and sacrifice, of the stories of pure dumb luck (good and bad), of fortunes changed by the merest breath. But the stories and sites […]

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Bayeux

A day trip to Bayeux, France turned out to be an emotional day for me, a combination of the beauty, history and memories we encountered. The countryside around Bayeux is almost achingly beautiful with ancient stone buildings, verdant fields populated by fluffy sheep and the […]

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The Louvre

Yes, yes, I know. To anyone who asked if I planned to go to the Louvre on this trip, I’d say no. I’ve already been twice and seen what I was most interested in. The Louvre is too big, too complicated and difficult to navigate, […]

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When in Paris…..

….you go shopping because to not shop in Paris would be silly and a waste of a good trip. I keep the shopping fairly under control and tend toward smaller, more reasonable items. No Hermes scarves for this girl! But I do have fun and […]

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The Museum of Decorative Arts

Les Arts Decoratifs celebrates “the beautiful in the useful” with great style and makes you appreciate the objects of everyday life through the ages. This is a another museum that celebrates craftsmanship and skill. What is art and what is craft? Mostly, I think it […]

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