Tuesday, July 14, 2020

le 14 juillet 2020

What is often called "Bastille Day" in the US, is simply called the 14th of July in France.  It's a national holiday and compares to the 4th of July in the US with parades, picnics, music, and of course, fireworks.  Alas, this year the latter has been cancelled throughout France due to pandemic restrictions. Paris will have them but watching from nearby (the Eiffel Tower vicinity) will be forbidden so they'll generally be seen on TV.  If you want to learn more about this holiday, take a look here.  Today's photo was taken last year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

now that's more like it

The lock-down is over.  School is out.  The tourists are back.  Finally.  Compare this scene to that of my earlier post on April 28:

Friday, July 3, 2020

the stone sky

Or maybe it's just the stone path at the base of the levee as seen from its top.  Every winter the vegetation dries up and seems to disappear from the levee's sides.  And by summer the wildflowers are back in control.