May 9, 2012

Rainy Days and Wednesdays...

...(with poetic license), always get me down.


So WHY don't grey skies and rainy days get me down when I'm in Paris (I have yet to be there when it hasn't been rainy). A transparently rhetorical question posed with the soul purpose of gratuitously showing some "not so new" photos to compensate for the fact it is raining AGAIN and I completely lack motivation to do ANYTHING today.  Whew, gotta love a good run-on sentence.   Oui... Calgon take me away (but can we stop in Italy on the way?)...merci', grazie, thanks a bunch.





I consider strolling hand-in-hand along a Parisian rain-soaked alley pretty darn romantic.  In Philly?  I'd just worry about feeling like a drowned rat and what the humidity is doing to my hair.




"Deux"
Paris, France


Exploring side streets and alleys for a bistro to dodge into to escape the drizzle over an espresso and croissant.  Or at least TRY to order an espresso and croissant in French without getting laughed at.  In Philly?  Seriously?  Have you HEARD what we sound like?  "Youse want a cawfee wit da donut honey?"




"Rising Phoenix"
Paris, France


What is it that W.C. Fields has etched on his tombstone?  Something akin to "All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia"????






Obviously he wasn't looking out MY window this morning!  Geez Louise...better add Windex to my shopping list.

 Off to my quaint neighborhood Wawa to escape the grey over a cup of coffee and Tastykake.  Hoping sunshine and motivation are out there SOMEWHERE!


--Kathy


24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Paris photos!! With a location like that, it would be impossible to feel down...I'm in the same boat as you this week: lots of drizzle and clouds, which means limited photo opportunities. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely images - enjoy that WaWa Tastycake. lol (that just doesn't sound quite as romantic as a Paris croissant). :)

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  2. Wawa....hee, hee. Just like being in Paris. I love that first shot. Well fessing up, I like all of these images. Never been to Paris. I'd walk in the rain with you to find a cafe down a small alley. Sounds delightful.
    Don't forget to cover your head when you stop at Wawa.

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  3. I'm going to get to paris yet. At least past the airport! Lovely shots, makes me long for Europe. Have a great rest of your week.

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  4. Such gorgeous shots, I especially love the perspective of the first one.

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  5. I suppose the rain is always better in Paris...I've never been, but I'd have to say it would make me happy! Great photos and post. Since here in, Las Vegas, we don't get much rain, I wonder what my excuse is...I've lost some motivation myself...sigh.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Capture Life!
    Kathy

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  6. Gee I love your Blog entries. Photos and words. Missing Philly each time, sentimentally speaking, from Chicagoland. I would love to see what you would find to shoot here in this midwestern metropolis.!!

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  7. It's been rather pleasant here so far this week, although a bit chilly. More rain to come tomorrow I believe. It is spring, after all. :)

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  8. Beautiful shots! Love the views!

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  9. Wawa makes everything better! beautiful photos Kathy!

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  10. Sorry it is raining where you are! But.... I do love your photos of paris.... especially the gargoyle. Aren't those things a rather strange rainspout for a church???? Never can get over those. Great composition on that though

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  11. Well just send some of that rain my way - my gound is already starting to crack again! And hey, you can share your Paris pictures all ya want, I won't
    get there anytime soon! Enjoy the cawfee wit da donut! love it : )

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    1. I'm seriously got Galveston on the brain :)

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  12. I am soooo ready for some sun. I feel like it has been rainy or cloudy & rainy for like 2 weeks now. Enough! Pretty pictures of the Eiffel tower. (I think thats how you spell it) 0 when were ou there??

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  13. Oh, yes....take me back to my gray, drizzly paris!!!!! These are beautiful shots - that first one is magnificent. Bet my dad went to Wawa today for a sandwich and a tastycake! I think I'll call him on my way home to tell him I love him!

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  14. Oh my Kathy, I love that gargoyle's eye view shot. It's as close as I'll ever get to Paris, France but I can go to Paris, Maine any day of the week because it's only 5 min. away............ohhhh laaaa laaaa!

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    1. And isn't there a Paris, Texas too?

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  15. i love the rain, lower water bills!! we've had a bit much though, i am ready for "sunshine daydreams"!!

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  16. Oh sweet nostalgia - your mention of things I know - Wawa and Tastycakes! I love the rain BTW. But only if I get to look at it like through the window in your last photo. I have no desire to KNOW what its doing to my hair.

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  17. eeeek! i love these shots!! especially the second to the last! that is magazine or poster material! actually, no... better than that. and the older couple walking?.... just wonderful! i've never seen any of your travel photos. they are amazing! glad i stopped by when i saw your link on w.w.!

    oh, and how funny that you quoted the calgon commercial. i was just reciting that yesterday... 'cause i need a relaxing "get me outta here" bath. gosh, we are show our age by knowing that commercial, hah?

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    1. Well, it was either Calgon or Mr. Bubble....BOTH of which show our age :) Thanks for the nice comments.

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  18. Rainy day never get me down. That because we hardly ever get any of the wet stuff here in the desert. I do believe it rained the other night for 10 min in the middle of the night so I saw nothing. Boo Hoo.... LOVE all your photos.. especially the older couple walking!

    Hugs~

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  19. These are gorgeous shots! Love that very first one, the perspective is awesome. But of course I am drawn to the black and white as well. :) Thank you for linking up this week.

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  20. What a great post. It rally did put a big grin on my face. Loved your comparisons. This was my first visit to your bolt and I found it so viewer friendly and interesting. genie

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  21. Wawa makes everything better! beautiful photos Kathy! digital printing new jersey

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