Paris Saint Germain

August 25, 2020

Filed in: Field Guide

The first thing I did when I got back to Paris was take a mighty long stroll through Saint Germain des Près. It was the warm kind of day that says spring is over and summer is on the cusp of arrival; the air was sticky and just a tad heavy. The sky was a baby-blue and the sun bright as I hurried along, late, whizzing past the most dazzlingly pink geraniums hanging in abundant glory. Telling myself I didn’t have time, I continued on, before arriving at the next street corner, turning around, eying them, sending an apology text to my friend for my extra lateness, and doubling back. Here’s the result, and more, from the first day of what I experienced as “liberation.” A Paris out of quarantine, but timidly taking the first steps.


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Paris & California strolls; plenty of flowers; stories; and looking for the beauty in the everyday. I hope you'll come along as I take the year to document the entirety of my home state!