May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

"... is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service.[1]First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I to honor dead Americans from all wars." Wikipedia

Memorial Day

God Bless all of those who have died fighting to protect and preserve our freedom.

***Photo taken from the internet.

May 30, 2010

The main path in the park....

Hi Everyone!! (Notice how long my bangs are now? I'm growing them out).

The Rose Garden at the Parc de la Bagatelle

Bonne Fête Des Mères

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful moms!!

A swan and ducks in the pond

Poppies in the south of France

Every year I DREAM of seeing and photographing the famous red poppy fields that "pop" up in France in May/June. I think I have a special desire to see this because being a native Californian... I'm a true "poppy girl" at heart!
In the spirit of all things poppy in France- this is what I envision! Chez Loulou captures it perfectly on her blog. So, please stop by her blog post here to see her gorgeous pictures of glorious poppies in full bloom in the south of France.

Also, take some time and check out her wonderful blog, Chez Loulou! She takes some fantastic pictures.

Photo from the blog of Chez Loulou.

Irises in the Parc de la Bagatelle

Andrea busy photographing the beautiful flowers.

I was ecstatic to find a large variety of colours- I believe these are bearded irises. Just amazing!

May 29, 2010

Peonies in the Parc de la Bagatelle

Here are some of the peonies that Andrea and I saw in the park yesterday... I have never seen soo many different varieties!