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The Flowers of Versailles

The Flowers of Versailles

The palace at Versailles is stunning, but it was the gardens which stole my heart. The original grounds are actually larger than Central Park, though today much of that is public land. The area that remains is filled with fountains and flowers. Lots and lots of...
The Louvre

The Louvre

We have traveled all over Europe, but there is nothing quite like the Louvre. Stretching along the Seine it seems to go on for ever. And as you walk inside, browsing art from the ages, it seems even larger....
Flowers of Paris

Flowers of Paris

There are gardens everywhere in Paris and even in the very late summer, they are still filled with flowers.  Each one more beautiful than the one...
Monet’s Garden

Monet’s Garden

One of my favorite painters is Monet. I have always loved his perspective of outdoor scenes. His flowers and water Lillie’s are so inspiring. This photo from the water Lily pond makes it is easy to see where his inspiration came...
Feeding Time

Feeding Time

At Eagle Creek Park there is a bird sanctuary.  It is incredibly peaceful to watch the birds fly back and forth Stopping long enough to eat before they take flight again. This fellow was quite persistent, trying to get a kernel or two from the feeder before he was...