Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
The days are getting longer, snow is melting fast, and yes, this is the time of year when walking anywhere is a bit like an obstacle course, dodging slushy snow and puddles, and not walking too close to the street so you don’t get drenched by a passing car. Yet, spring is my favourite time of year!
I’ve lived in Saskatchewan my whole life (which means I’ve endured a lot of cold winters) and I’ve never heard of rime ice. The pictures below are examples of it and I’m pretty sure most of us thought it was hoar frost (which is way more fun to say than rime ice). Anyway, rime ice results from freezing fog, and hoar frost occurs in the absence of fog…technicalities aside, it was quite pretty.
After about a week of foggy days, it was so nice to see the sun…
One of my favourite parts of Paris was being near the Seine River. After a long, cold winter, the real purpose of the trip was not to visit the museums, eat the food, and drink the wine (okay that was part of it, too!!), but to be outside and explore the city on foot.
Every day, and night, included a walk along the river.
After two weeks in Paris, it’s back to work and back to the real world. Paris was everything I imagined it would be and more. It sparked my imagination, and I wanted to check off the “study” box on my customs form on the return to Canada instead of “personal” because I really felt like I was just there to soak it up all up and study the Parisian way of life!
I’ll share more photos over the coming weeks, but for now, here’s a picture of the Paris skyline from the Towers of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Posts have been few and far between for a number of different reasons, but quietly in the background, a trip to Paris has been planned! It’s getting very close to lift off, and I hope to have many pictures to share in the weeks to come.
Everyone I’ve talked to about Paris seems to have a strong opinion. It’s beautiful! The food was amazing! Wine is cheap! Paris in the Spring! You’ll love it! People are rude! Dog poop is everywhere! I would never go back! I’ve tried to take those opinions with a grain of salt because travel is very personal, What one person thinks is an amazing destination, is on another person’s “I would never go there!” list. (Jamaica is on that list for me.) My only travel advice is if you want to go somewhere, just go!
I thought it would be fun to pick just one photo from each of the last few trips to capture what I liked the most about each one.
All of these pictures make me realize I’m very lucky to be able to travel and to see and experience many different places.