Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Nothing was sweeter to
me in Paris,
than to watch the
children play...

The pond boats were
still out in October
because it was so warm!

For the first time in my life,
I watched the kids
push them out
wait for them to come back~
{It could take an hour to come back to them}

The families gathered
and were so excited
to watch their little ones
ride on the ponies...

This little Mademoiselle
was my favorite...
She collected fall leaves and
made a big bouquet!
It was very very important to her...

more than her merry go round ride.
She was very familiar to me....

I believe she lives in the same
world as I do...



All photos taken by FrenchBlue


  1. Such lovely pictures! I wish I were there!

  2. Bonjour! Beautiful post. I think this is one of the reasons the Luxembourg Gardens are so popular. You captured all the fun and excitement perfectly!

  3. Your world is so stunningly beautiful...and I love that you share it with us.


  4. Oh that just sounds like a wonderful day! When I visited Paris, my favorite part was going to the parks and seeing all of the ducks in the fountains! Didn't get to see kids playing with boats and stuff though.

    Next time!

  5. Well hello there lovely, French Blue lady,

    I have simply adored and have been consistently blown away by your taseful blog for some time!..,

    It's lovely to see that you're enjoying your trip to France and those lovely pond boats, with the whimsicality of how much the children are enjoying them as well!

    After I finish my quick note to you my dear, I'll enjoy having a detailed look at your equisite blog, as I haven't had a chance to peruse it in a while..,

    Please feel welcome, amidst all of your understanably busy, yet oh so enjoyable schedule these days, to pop on by to my little corner of the blogging world!..,

    You will see my original digital, romantic realism, dreamscapes of sorts, and other tidbits of lovelies, amongst my six blogs; (one bog is for my dearest mom), and the others showcase my other interests..,

    Cheers and warmest regards from Silken Purse!

  6. Janet,

    Thank you, thank you for reminding us about the joy of having a mind like a child. So often we are unimpressed by some of the most wonderous things in our world that God has created for us. I look forward to watching my daughter collecting leaves for an autumn bouquet... Bonne nuit, mon amie.

  7. Very sweet pictures indeed. I love the boats and the leaf bouquet. Staying there all day and capturing these moments on film is exactly what I would do if I were there.

  8. I always wanted to watch those sailboats! ur sooo lucky!

  9. So glad you had good weather on your trip. Nothing better than Paris in the sunshine! Thanks for sharing your photos!

  10. What delightful photographs of families at play, Janet.... and in the beautiful city of Paris.....a happy, charming post written with love. XXXX

  11. Children are so sweet...and simple. I know mine are my biggest source of entertainment. Your photos are great.

  12. So so special. You captured some of the best moments in Paris. Sometimes it's not the things you come home with, it's the life and energy! You taught me that. :-) Muahss

  13. So lovely...I adore watching children play. As a school teacher to young children I am blessed everyday. Your images are charming. xxoxoo

  14. magical photos, feel as if I am a carefree child in Paris!

  15. To stop and notice such simple pleasures is a gift. Thanks for sharing these magical moments with all of us.

  16. Children do seem to live in a magical world no matter where they are..
    a world of their imagination, where there are no limitations..

    Loved the bouquet..


  17. So, so beautiful. The photos are lovely and the entry was poetry.

  18. Those boats would look lovely on a mantel in my boys' rooms. It looks like you all have a wonderful time Janet...glad you are back though.
    Ness xx

  19. Isn't that just sweet, the little boats, just like in old days. To see children excited over the simple things is a delight.

    Thanks for sharing that darling,

  20. Welcome back, you were missed :)
    Your photos are so charming, I bet you had the time of your life! Looking forward to seeing more of your magical time en Paris!

  21. Oh! I was there at that pond - with the little sailboats . . . I should have known about Laduree then. I would have adored the macaroons. Someday I'll return to Paris.

  22. Love these photos! Glad to hear you had a great time! I wish to make a journey to Paris next year!

  23. Beats watching kids playing on computers hands down.