Foggy Mornings, Paris Awaits

129twigandvine, hop vines. © Sue Schlabach

August left and so did the feeling of summer. Greg Brown sings, “One day fall appears with a chilly dawn,” and we know how that feels.

I like the shift, to be honest.

And each year when this shift happens I try to get some garden time in while I pack my bags to head to Europe with an eye for art and designs for Wild Apple. First stop Maison et Objet in Paris.

Far from the misty mornings where the hop vines trail down in front of the west window, motorcycles whirr up the alley by my window in the Marais. The nah-nah…nah-nah of a Parisian police car nears and recedes. Rain patters quietly on the window box plants and it’s time to attempt to find something that isn’t too wrinkly to wear to dinner.

More news to come. But first a night of sleep. And café au lait. Lots of café au lait.

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sara Pinto
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 12:31:09

    This means that you are almost here!!! Cannot wait to see you in London! The highlight of autumn! Safe travels, dear friend! Until next week, xSara

    Reply

  2. Kate George
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 12:50:03

    Oh, you are making me jealous again. Foggy and snappy here today and I love it too. Are you sure you don’t need an assistant to carry your bags and camera?

    Reply

  3. Caitlin @ The Siren's Tale
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 13:04:28

    Café au lait is the best way to make it through the days :)

    Reply

  4. vtbee
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 18:49:21

    oh, how i love to hear your “voice”. thank you!

    Reply

  5. chandleur1
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 00:25:05

    Wow, Lucky you!

    Reply

  6. Midwestern Plant Girl
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 06:45:49

    Wonderful photo. I love fall but hate winter.

    Reply

  7. theauthoress
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 15:40:00

    Oh Paris! Enjoy!

    Reply

  8. Brit
    Sep 12, 2013 @ 10:55:45

    Now you are in Paris… and our lunch & coffee rendez-vous was so nice. Lot’s of fun and discoveries for the next days ! xo, Britta

    Reply

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