Between our two trips to Paris, Terry found this book about gardens in Paris.
He used this to add details and detours to our daily walkabouts. It was a definite bonus because more walking balances the eating and if you have a garden at home it is a kick to see the same plants you grow there in these gardens half a world away. Some were pocket sized and some were larger; all were lovely.
Here is our snowberry plant
To me it looks like a dark kale being used for variety as an ornamental and my friend Joyce said she saw yellow azaleas.
There are two islands in the heart of Paris. My post yesterday was about Ile Saint-Louis. Notre Dame is at one end of Ile de la Cite the island that also holds Sainte-Chapelle and the Palais de Justice. At the point at the opposite end is a small triangle shaped park. A tall statue of Henry IV stands at the entrance and then you go down stairs to the green space.
(I have to admit that my little iPhone has trouble taking photos of red flowers in bright sunlight. It tends to blow out the color. The above photo was put through the Artistaoil app, PicGrunger app, and Blender app to get it to a point where I liked it enough to post it.)
Look…a week later we were walking through the Carnavelet Museum and my partner with the eagle-eyes said “Look, that is where we were.” Picasso had painted the same scene! (Thank you Carnavalet for letting photos be taken!)