May 2, 2019
Just a quick note to let you all know that, whenever possible, I DO respond to your comments. I do so by hitting “reply” right on your comment post and then “send” it back. However, I have no way of knowing if you receive those replies…if they come to your email address or if they just stay on the site for you to see when you return. If any one of you has seen or received my replies, would you please let me know? Thanks!
January 24, 2019
The Header photo at the top of each page is one I took in October (2018) when I visited Paris. Giverny was the home of Monet where he painted the famous bridge over the pond, and the beautiful Water Lillies life-sized paintings. These are housed by the Orangerie in Paris, a museum dedicated to those paintings and other wonderful Impressionists. If you are in Paris, you must go! I had not visited Giverny before because my early trips to Paris were before 1980 when it was first opened to the public. In later years, the weather seemed always to be raining and cold, so just not the kind of day to walk around Monet’s incredibly beautiful gardens and lovely French country home. So, this past October, with the most beautiful weather I’d ever had in Paris, was made for the trip. Giverny is about a 1 hour trip by train north of Paris. The photo was taken along a footpath leading into the grounds of Giverny, by a stream and bamboo forest. A most tranquil and spirit-filled place.
January 23, 2019
As a work in progress, this blog will undergo minor changes, corrections, etc., and the author, me, will learn new things that perhaps you might need to know to make your visits here go smoothly. So, check here periodically for updates! Newest posts will be first.
One IMPORTANT thing….the Home Page is where you will find the latest posts. Earlier posts which may give you some backstory that would be helpful, appear in the ARCHIVES section in the right-hand column. Click on the highlighted dates in the months you missed!
One other thing. The blog now has its own URL – FrenchAmusing.com. See you here!